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Research

Drug Discovery, Delivery, Development, and Nanomedicine Bouvé researchers and students are exploring the complex world of medication, from concept to development to delivery. At the Bouvé Center for Drug Discovery, more than 60 scientists and students work at the cellular, molecular, genetic and epigenetic level to pioneer new ways to fight cancer, degenerative disease, addiction, and more.
Health Across the Lifespan Bouvé researchers and students are combining clinical expertise with emerging technologies to study and address health challenges across the spectrum of human development. An interdisciplinary approach permits our researchers to innovate and achieve improvements across physical, psychological, and cognitive domains.
Occupational and Environmental Health At Bouvé, researchers and students are using biomonitoring, social epidemiology, product design, and community research to create healthier environments in homes, workplaces, and communities around the world.
Public Health and Health Equity Equal access to healthcare is undoubtedly one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. Interdisciplinary teams of Bouvé faculty, students, and community partners have joined forces to improve racial, socioeconomic, and environmental justice in communities around the world.
Technology and Health In the new age of "precision medicine," Bouvé researchers and students are harnessing the power of big data, mobile applications, virtual reality, robotics, and advanced biosensing to improve health outcomes.
Systems Science and Health To meet the health challenges of the modern world, Bouvé researchers and students study how the complex systems in which we live overlap and affect one another. At Bouvé, teams of interdisciplinary researchers are pioneering big-picture approaches to how politics, culture, and technology interact in the health care realm.

Research from Cells to Society

Research lies at the heart of the Bouvé educational experience. The breadth of Bouvé research is extensive, encompassing study at the cellular level to the global systems that impact health across communities. Its position as the hub of renowned Northeastern engineering, business, law, and science institutions facilitates interdisciplinary research from discovery to implementation. Its extensive strategic partnerships and co-op network with the world’s leading health care systems and research centers in Boston and beyond advancing innovation and ground-breaking outcomes.

Students, as early as their first year, actively participate in the field, labs, and other clinical settings learning front row as discovery happens. Graduate students broaden and deepen their interests and experiences, preparing them for the professional rigors of their respective fields.

Headed to the Tokyo Olympics — To study athlete injuries

Alexandre Lopes, a clinical professor at Northeastern, will be in Tokyo as part of an international panel that will be gauging injuries during the Olympic Games. Alexandre Lopes, Professor at Northeastern University READ MORE

Word Detectives Crack the Case of Child Literacy

A group of children between the ages of 7 and 11 years old are here as part of a month-long literacy camp called Word Detectives where they take reading comprehension classes and play games around Centennial Common. Child enjoying word games READ MORE

Should kids get a COVID-19 vaccination? Ask them.

Adolescents linger as the next frontier in vaccinating the U.S. population. Unlike with the adults, however, hesitancy about the vaccination takes on a different form: It’s not just up to the person whose arm experiences the needle to decide to get the shots. Virus Outbreak Vaccine Kids Illinois READ MORE

English learners in public school classrooms are often left behind. What can help them catch up?

English learners, who now make up one out of every 10 students, are the fastest-growing group in public school classrooms, Li says. But they often are left behind as many grapple with linguistic, cultural and economic hurdles that can derail their education and life-long potential, she says. English Learners NEU illustration READ MORE

Vaccinated? Don't toss the mask just yet.

Although the vaccines being administered offer hope, it’s not yet time to stop and celebrate, says Neil Maniar, associate chair of the Department of Health Sciences at Northeastern. “We’re not at the finish line yet.” maskaftervaxillustration-web-final READ MORE

What's happening in your brain when you're spacing out?

“We spend so much of our daily lives engaged in things that are completely unrelated to what’s in front of us,” says Aaron Kucyi, neuroscientist and principal research scientist in the department of psychology at Northeastern. “And we know very little about how it works in the brain.” Wandering Mind illustration READ MORE

How a clinical professor is tackling vaccine hesitancy, one shot at a time

As an immunization-certified pharmacist, Thomas M. Matta began vaccinating the public for COVID-19 as soon as he could. Now he’s taken his involvement a significant step further: the Northeastern professor helped set up a vaccination clinic in Dorchester this month serving at-risk patients. Thomas Matta Northeastern Bouve READ MORE

Vaccinated? It might be safe to see friends, but don't throw out that mask

Of the roughly 18 percent of people in the United States who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, many are wondering: What now? Can I safely see my grandparents? My unvaccinated friends? Should I still wear a mask? And how long does it take to develop full immunity? alison booth neu llustration READ MORE

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of people in nursing homes. But the real danger is loneliness.

But even before the pandemic, residents of long-term care facilities may have faced disproportionate isolation from their surrounding communities. Maryann Sternbach,Adam Sternbach Northeastern University READ MORE

When can we say that the pandemic is over?

For some, the concept evokes images of celebrations in the streets, hugging strangers, and a grand return to pre-pandemic concepts of normal for all. But, as we’re learning some 15 months later, there is not a sudden, clear “end date” to this traumatic pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 3.8 million people worldwide, and counting. pandemic and parties READ MORE

Headed to the Tokyo Olympics — To study athlete injuries

Alexandre Lopes, a clinical professor at Northeastern, will be in Tokyo as part of an international panel that will be gauging injuries during the Olympic Games. Alexandre Lopes, Professor at Northeastern University READ MORE

Meet the Research Administration Team

Susanne Feret

Susanne Feret

Executive Director of Research Administration

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Scott Breiding

Scott Breiding

Grants Administrator

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George Balaconis

George Balaconis

Grants Manager

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Sheryl Mendlinger

Sheryl Mendlinger

Research/Grants Manager

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Health Science Entrepreneur Program

Philippe Sommer - Entrepreneur in Residence, Bouvé College of Health Sciences Northeastern University

Prior to coming to Northeastern, Philippe Sommer acted as a Mentor and Angel investor to startups in the Charlottesville and Boston areas. Previously, he had been Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School, where he oversaw entrepreneurship programs, and managed broader educational efforts around innovation and entrepreneurship, including the Incubator and i.Lab. He was a founding partner of WestMed Venture Funds, publicly registered life-sciences venture-capital funds affiliated with CIBC/Oppenheimer, Inc…

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Laurie Bishop — Health Science Entrepreneurship

Laurie graduated from Northeastern University with a Mechanical Engineering degree and then earned an MBA from Babson College, focusing on Economics and Entrepreneurship. Laurie worked in Engineering, Project Management and Enterprise Sales at Verizon Communications. After leaving Verizon, she had key roles in startups, small businesses, and non-profits. Laurie comes to us from UMass Lowell, where she worked in New Venture Development on both workforce development projects and the NSF funded I-Corps program as a coordinator and a Mentor.

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