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Terry Fulmer

Dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences



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Northeastern joins new research center on healthy aging

Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, will lead Northeastern’s team involved in a new multi-​​university con­sor­tium, which focuses on healthy aging and inno­v­a­tive approaches to help middle-​​aged and older adults lead a more active lifestyle.

Staying fit and feeling great!

New center targets nursing research, self-​​care technologies

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has received a five-​​year, $1.5 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health to estab­lish a new center designed to advance nursing sci­en­tists’ research and effec­tive tech­nology inter­ven­tions for improving self-​​care and self-​​management for America’s older adults.

Home nurse taking blood pressure of her patient on sofa

The changing face of pharmacy

Social sci­en­tists and scholars from around the world are con­vening at North­eastern this week for the Inter­na­tional Social Phar­macy Work­shop, a four-​​day con­fer­ence focused on the psy­choso­cial aspects of med­ica­tion use.


Fulmer wins lifetime achievement award

Terry Fulmer, Dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, has been selected to receive the 2014 Life­time Achieve­ment Award from the National Geron­to­log­ical Nursing Association.

Bouve Dean Terry Fulmer

Students get hands-​​on training in simulation lab

Since opening seven months ago, the Arnold S. Gold­stein Sim­u­la­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ries Suite in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences has helped pre­pare under­grad­u­ates for co-​​op and careers through prac­tical diag­nostic exercises.


A rhapsody for healthcare education

North­eastern cel­e­brated the inau­gu­ra­tion of the Arnold S. Gold­stein Sim­u­la­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ries Suite as well as Goldstein’s life and ded­i­ca­tion to learning at an emo­tional campus event on Thursday.


Initiative targets national model for oral health

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.


3Qs: What to know about Northeastern’s smoke-​​free policy

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.

Smokefree Campus Signage

Northeastern to adopt smoke-​​free campus policy

The cam­puswide smoke-​​free policy will begin this fall, fol­lowing the rec­om­men­da­tion of a com­mittee com­prising stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff.

Campus Stock

An inspired approach to healthcare

At the first Women Who Inspire panel, six dis­tin­guished female leaders in the med­ical industry shared their sto­ries and advice with more than 75 North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff, as […]

Women who Inspire

Today’s healthcare is a team sport

The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences sup­ports a col­lab­o­ra­tive approach to health­care and research, as demon­strated at the 6th annual Inter­pro­fes­sional Research Sym­po­sium last week.


Smoke-​​free campus debate moves to Faculty Senate

Senate mem­bers on Wednesday engaged in a lively dis­cus­sion, the latest in a university-​​wide effort to gather feed­back about a poten­tial smoke-​​free policy.

Faculty Senate: Smoke Free Initiative

Northeastern to explore smoke-​​free campus

The uni­ver­sity has con­vened a com­mittee com­prised of stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff to explore the pos­si­bility of imple­menting a smoke-​​free campus policy.

No Smoking

Drug discovery symposium maps new frontiers, collaborations

At a sym­po­sium hosted by North­eastern on Tuesday, a pio­neering chemist mar­veled at the human body’s ability to flourish in the face of expo­sure to thou­sands of harmful pathogens.

Drug Discovery

Election 2012: all-​​day analysis

A day after the nation went to the polls, we’re talking to North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers about Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s elec­toral win over Repub­lican Mitt Romney, despite an extremely close pop­ular vote count. Check in throughout the day to see what experts from across the uni­ver­sity are saying about what the results mean for the nation and the world.


Northeastern appoints new director of the Institute on Urban Health Research

John Auer­bach, a nation­ally known expert in public health­care and civic lead­er­ship, brings more than 30 years of expe­ri­ence to the university.


3Qs: Expanded health care creates need for empowered professionals

Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, says pri­mary care must be expanded to meet the needs of a larger pop­u­la­tion with access to health care.

Terry Fulmer

Bouvé faculty brief legislators on health policy

Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, led a fac­ulty briefing on health-​​care policy at the Mass­a­chu­setts State House on Thursday.

Fulmer, State House Panel

Northeastern’s new health van expands community care

The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences held a cer­e­mony Thursday to inau­gu­rate its new Health and Well­ness Van, which stu­dents and fac­ulty use to serve the com­mu­nity by pro­viding clin­ical screen­ings and health edu­ca­tion to local residents.

Preventing disease and promoting wellness

U.S. Sur­geon Gen­eral Regina M. Ben­jamin told health-​​care stake­holders on Wednesday at North­eastern that health-​​care reform takes place “where we live, work and play.”

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and Governor Deval Patrick visit NU

Bringing science to society

Judith Salerno of the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine addressed the North­eastern com­mu­nity in the first event in the Bouvé Dean’s Sem­inar Series.

Judith Salerno

Tackling elder abuse

Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, kicked off the spring 2012 Fac­ulty Works-​​in-​​Progress Col­lo­quium Series by dis­cussing her research on elder mistreatment.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Institute of Medicine honors Bouvé leadership

The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences is home to two mem­bers of the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine – con­sid­ered a top honor bestowed upon researchers in the fields of health and medicine.

Courtesy photo.

Supporting youth in military families

North­eastern hosted a recent con­fer­ence for health-​​care pro­fes­sionals to dis­cuss the impor­tance of mon­i­toring the growth and devel­op­ment of military-​​connected children.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Healthy living

Flu shots and infor­ma­tion about con­di­tions that afflict many col­lege stu­dents are the big draw at the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sciences-​​sponsored health fair.

Photo by Christopher Huang.

Northeastern appoints new dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Terry Fulmer, a nation­ally known geri­atrics expert who was elected to the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine in 2010, will join the Uni­ver­sity in October.

Photo: Diane Bondareff

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


The Attending Nurse: An Evolving Model for Integrating Nursing Education and Practice

(with Cathcart, E., Glassman, K., Budin, W., Naegle, M., and Van Devanter, N.) The Open Nursing Journal 5, pp. 9-13.


A Prospective Population Based Study of Elder Self-Neglect Report and Mortality in a Community-Dwelling Population

(with Dong, X, Simon, M., Mendes de Leon, C , Rajan, B., and Evans, D.) Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences.


Practitioners Views on Elder Mistreatment Research Priorities: Recommendations From a Researchto-Practice Consensus Conference

(with Pillemer, K, Breckman, R, Sweeney, C., Brownell, P., Berman, J., Brown, E., Larueano, E., and Lachs, M.) Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 23 (2) pp. 115-126.

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