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100 Year Celebration
Megan Gately, lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy and PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies, working with OT faculty Dr. Linda Tickle-Degnen, OT/CH faculty Dr. Keren Ladin, and Psychology faculty Dr. Nathan Ward, won 1st prize for her 15 minute talk and 2nd prize for her 3 minute talk at the 22nd Graduate Student Research Symposium. Megan's talk, entitled, "Feasibility Analysis of Telehealth-delivered Dementia Home Safety Occupational Therapy Evaluations," explores the role of technology to deliver a dementia-focused home safety evaluation. Megan will also be presenting a poster related to this work at the upcoming AOTA conference in Salt Lake City.
Free Conference on Healthy Aging
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.
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 2017)
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?
Congratulations to OT faculty member Peggy Morris, a recipient of this spring's 2017 Teaching with Technology Awards!
Running with a Reason
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. The 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 AOTA website!
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.'
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