Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said on Wednesday that many of his public health initiatives have required taking political risks in order to improve residents’ lives.
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Local and national healthcare leaders convened at a kick-off event for a new Northeastern program aimed at integrating oral health into overall healthcare practice and education.
Starting this month, Northeastern is partnering with the Massachusetts Farm to School Project and its Harvest of the Month campaign to promote healthy food choices by students.
Northeastern professors David Lazer, an authority on social networks, and Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned statistical physicist, addressed members of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a briefing on Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
New associate professor Shaw Bronner studies the biomechanics of dance movement—research with applications ranging from preventing dancers’ injuries to understanding the neural relationship between movement and memory.
This fall’s Open Classroom Series will focus on U.S. health care reform with a particular emphasis on patient safety, Obamacare, and obesity.
Assistant professor Andrea Parker is developing mobile tools aimed at improving the health and wellness of people in low-income communities—and inspiring them to encourage their neighbors to do the same.
Professor James Benneyan’s team at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute is starting to save healthcare systems millions of dollars by solving some of their most complex challenges.
A new program designed by Maria Dolce, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, aims to promote oral health care while preventing disease.
The university is the first in Boston to sign on to the “Real Food Challenge,” a commitment by higher education institutions to purchase at least 20 percent of its food from local, fair, and sustainable sources by 2020.
Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and chair of the committee charged last year with exploring this issue, discusses the new policy, which goes into effect next month.
Assistant professor Matthew Goodwin has been awarded $1 million from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to develop an intuitive system for parents and caregivers to collect quantitative data about autistic children in home settings.