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7 Jan

Physical Therapy — But Socially Distanced

Christopher J. Hasson, director of the Neuromotor Systems Laboratory at Northeastern, is pioneering research that combines physical therapy with tele-robotics — creating a robotic arm that attaches to a patient and takes the place of a therapist, helping maintain distance while still providing patients the support they need.

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4 Jan

Protecting Those That Protect Us

Exergen Provides Critical Protective Equipment to School of Nursing Students Northeastern University’s School of Nursing, part of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, has accepted a generous gift-in-kind of over 1,800 temporal artery thermometers made by Drs. Frank and Marybeth Pompei, on behalf of the Exergen Corporation. The temporal thermometers were provided to students, faculty, […]

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10 Sep

Mandatory Rehab for Drug Users Are Rebranded Jails

“With mandatory or coerced treatment, you actually have something that’s neither ethical nor effective,” said Leo Beletsky, professor of Law and Health Sciences at Northeastern University School of Law. “The evidence certainly does not support replacing incarceration with quote unquote mandatory rehab, which in many corners of this country looks pretty much like incarceration, just […]

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10 Sep

Celebrating Five Years in the Top 100

Since its founding in 2010, the National Academy of Inventors has published a list of the Top 100 Universities to have been granted U.S. utility patents from across the world. Since 2015, Northeastern University has held a placed in top 100 and continues this streak through 2019.

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9 Sep

Meet the ambassadors of Women Who Empower

They’re engineers, health professionals, and entrepreneurs. They’re architects, scientists, and business leaders. And representing 19 countries, from South Africa to Switzerland, and from Italy to India, they are members of Northeastern’s inaugural cohort of Women Who Empower ambassadors.

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28 Aug

How do you learn hands-on medical skills during a pandemic?

Clad in masks, face shields, and gloves, a dozen students in Northeastern’s physician assistant program begin to pore over each other’s hands, arms, neck, and scalp—their first hands-on practice conducting skin examinations. Six more students begin the same process without all the protective equipment; their patients are family members, friends, and partners, and their exam […]

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26 Aug

Taking the “physical” out of physical therapy

Kristin Dunn, a graduate who works as an inpatient physical therapist at the Boston Medical Center, suggested that the process of rehabilitation will have to shift to accommodate patients recovering from COVID-19. Another challenge facing providers is looking differently at how socioeconomic status affects health status, she said.

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17 Aug

40 Under Forty 2020: Dr. Sean T. Lordan, 32

This is how you launch and grow a business right: Sean Lordan, who started Concierge Physical Therapy less than five years ago without a physical space of its own, tripled gross revenue from his first year to his third, and added five full-time doctors to his staff of what’s now more than 20 people.

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16 Aug

Merrimack Valley Hospice stacks deck with Card

“Ms. Card is fully committed to nursing excellence in both palliative and complex care, as well as end-of-life care, and brings her expertise to this key leadership role within our organization. Her focus is on the patient and the family, as well as her team of caring staff who provide these much needed services in […]

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12 Aug

How word detectives solved the mystery of teaching reading from afar

In a normal summer, the kids enrolled in Word Detectives, a month-long reading camp, would meet on Northeastern’s Boston campus to improve their literacy skills. But this summer is anything but normal. Instead, the team behind Word Detectives moved the program online, with a virtual camp and specialized tutoring.

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11 Aug

How Word Detectives solved the mystery of teaching reading from afar

“Normally, kids will come in and tell stories about home, but now we were seeing and living with them,” Young-Hong says. “In the past, parents haven’t come in during instructional times but some of the parents were there with their kids and seeing what was happening, and sending messages like ‘Wow I’m impressed with how my daughter is engaging, I didn’t think this would work but it did.’”

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11 Aug

Grad Spotlight | Shashank Madhu

I started Northeastern wanting to be a doctor, plain and simple. I joined the Health Science major because I thought that it would be a good stepping stone to the healthcare field. To be quite honest, I actually didn’t even know what Health Science entailed. I just thought it would be more up my alley than going a traditional biology or biochem route to med school. It was only when I went on a Dialogue to London at the end of my freshman year that I learnt the importance of the Health Science major. Public health has shaped our entire lives in many unseen and unspoken ways, and now we are seeing the consequences of its failing.

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11 Aug

Machine learning predicts adverse drug reactions based on drugs’ in vitro pharmacology

Through machine learning, they were able to systematically predict the drug effects on human patient populations from their target-based preclinical profiles

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11 Aug

How Has COVID-19 Affected Mental Health And Well-Being?

"Thinking about those things as students come back and as people ease out of COVID-19—whenever that will be—will be super important, whether it’s social connection or thinking about the larger things on a societal level: Employment supports, supports for food insecurity, [which] not only affects eating behaviors but has a huge upstream or downstream—depending on which version you use—on all aspects of mental health and well-being,” said Lincoln, who serves as associate dean of research at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and director of the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research.

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7 Aug

Trying to separate life from work while stuck at home during COVID-19? Develop a ‘shutdown ritual’

“People are engaging in these behaviors and rituals to transition themselves from work to home,” said Laura Dudley, an associate clinical professor in applied psychology at Northeastern University. “These routines can be really beneficial, especially during uncertain or uncomfortable times, like we’re in right now.”

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27 Jul

Is Contact Tracing Enough To Slow The Spread Of COVID-19?

The panelists, all three of whom are students in or graduates of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern, offered insights working as contract tracers in Massachusetts since April during a July 23 webinar hosted by Bouvé on the importance of contact tracing.

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