100 Year Celebration
Tufts University's Historic
Boston School of Occupational Therapy
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Location and details TBA
Free Conference on Healthy Aging
Thursday, November 2, 9am - 4pm
Tufts Medical Campus, HNRCA Bldg., 711 Washington St, Boston
Full session that features Occupational Therapy research from our department.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Art Kramer, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Northeastern University
Dr. Ladin was recently selected to receive the prestigious
Greenwall Foundation's Faculty Scholar award. Dr. Ladin's abstract was awarded
as a "Top Abstract" by the Surgical and Perioperative Interest Group at the 2017
Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. (June 2017)
The second edition of Dr. Stephen Sarikas' anatomy & physiology lab
manual was released in January, 2017: Sarikas, Stephen N., Visual Anatomy &
Physiology Lab Manual, Pearson Education, 2018.
Please note: Pearson sets the copyright one year ahead of the year a book is released.
Dr. Teresa May-Benson was keynote speaker at the European Sensory
Integration Congress, June 2-3, 2017 in Vienna, Austria and presented a
talk on "Ideation in Praxis: A New and Evolving Perspective." (June
In October 2016, the second edition of "Foundations of Pediatric Practice
for the Occupational Therapy Assistant" was published. Jean Lyons Martens
MS OTR/L C/NDT wrote the chapter "Oral Motor Skills and Feeding." Jean is
also on the board of directors for NDTA (Neurodevelopmental Treatment
Association) and the liaison to the research committee. They are funding
mini grants to support research in NDT. (June 2017)
and the Decision to Use a Wheelchair: Is It Time?
OT faculty member Janet Curran Brooks was interviewed and contributed to the article.
Occupational therapy and
engineering students collaborate
with people with disabilities to
create assistive technologies
that improve lives.
(Tufts Now, May 2017)
Congratulations to OT faculty member Peggy Morris, a recipient
of this spring's 2017 Teaching with Technology Awards!
Running with a Reason
Tufts Marathon Team raises money to support nutrition,
medical and fitness programs at Tufts.
(Tufts Now, April 2017)
Professor Linda Tickle-Degnen led Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Gunnery and several graduate students
in research on the effects of facial masking, and how facial masking impacts social interaction.
Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's,
a strong advocate for quality of life outcomes in people with Parkinson's,
interviewed Professor Tickle-Degnen about this research.
Listen to podcast »
Dr. Suzanne Rappaport, a recent OTD graduate is on the
Professor Linda Tickle-Degnen helped develop and
teach new online course launched by
Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF), 'Occupational Therapy: Across the Parkinson's Disease Continuum.'
named to 2015 Paralympic Sailing Team
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