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News Archive for 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Anatomy of Love

12/10/2013

Who would have thought that the anatomy lab in the Program in Occupational Therapy would be a place for romance? For two couples, at least, taking the anatomy course and participating in study groups became the impetus for love and marriage. “It started very casual,” says Lisa ... More »


Assessments

12/5/2013

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3-2 Agreement Signing

11/19/2013

A special 3-2 agreement signing and luncheon was held on Monday, Nov. 4, in the board room of the J. C. Penney Conference Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA , represented the Program in ... More »


Helping Children Overcome Challenges

11/11/2013

A mathematical model developed by faculty in the Program in Occupational Therapy confirms that factors beyond physical or medical concerns can impact a chronically ill child’s ability to learn. The model, created in the Program’s Child Health and Education Laboratory, showed that significant environmental factors, such as a ... More »


What’s in Your Toolbox?

11/4/2013

Our newly redesigned Program website was launched in March. One of the features incorporated into the new design is the Toolbox, which provides cloud storage in which our graduates can store files such as practice models, interventions, resources and assessments at no cost. To utilize the Toolbox, you need ... More »


Student Spotlight: Sarah Hendred MSOT/S '14

10/29/2013

We sat down with Sarah Hendred, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy. Sarah shares her thoughts on the Program, the quality of the education she is receiving, the importance of student participation, and more! More »


More Than Man’s Best Friend

10/24/2013

A successful service or therapy dog is the result of countless hours of training, patience and dedication. As an undergraduate student at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., Sarah Adam, MSOT/S ’15, became involved with Viking Pups, a service group on campus that trains service dogs for ... More »


Making a Difference in the Community

10/23/2013

Occupational therapist Catherine Hoyt, OTD ’10, OTR/L , heads to north St. Louis to see a family whose child has sickle cell disease. In her car are books and toy blocks. In her mind are blossoming ideas of ways to involve the child and her family in ... More »


Student Spotlight: Bianca Anderson-Rosa MSOT/S '14

9/23/2013

We sat down with Bianca Anderson-Rosa, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy. Bianca shares her thoughts on the Program, the faculty, what she wants prospective students to know, and more! More »


Student Spotlight: Melissa Stringer MSOT/S '14

8/19/2013

We sat down with Melissa Stringer, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy. Melissa shares her thoughts on the learning atmosphere, her classmates, her plans after graduation, and more! More »


Alumni Spotlight: Bobbie Vergo

8/6/2013

Bobbie Vergo, OTD ‘10, OTR/L, is helping to build an occupational therapy clinic program “from the ground up,” working as an occupational therapist for Collaborating for Kids, a pediatric therapy company based in Indiana. Vergo, a 2010 OTD graduate from the Program in Occupational Therapy, says the launching ... More »


In Memory of Fran Cohen

8/6/2013

It was a love that endured from the time they were five and six years old, having met on the playground of their elementary school. Gerald and Fran Cohen savored life together — he as an attorney, she as an occupational therapist and advocate for those with disabilities. ... More »


Alumni Spotlight: Emily Wallace

8/6/2013

In December, Larry J. Shapiro , MD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean, Washington University School of Medicine, introduced a website to recognize alumni giving back to communities around the world. Emily Wallace ‘10, OTD, OTR/L, was one of six alumni featured. ... More »


Alumni Spotlight: Kit Sinclair

8/6/2013

For more than 45 years, Kit Sinclair, OT ‘67, PhD, OTR, FWOT, FAOTA, has lived and worked throughout Asia, first as a Peace Corps volunteer and then as a practicing occupational therapist, educator and global advocate for the expansion of occupational therapy programs and services. “I served ... More »


Student Spotlight: Juan Pablo Saa OTD/S '15

7/18/2013

We sat down with Juan Pablo Saa, OTD/S '15, to ask him about his experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy.  Juan Pablo shares his thoughts on the faculty, his classmates, St. Louis as a place to live, and more! More »


Usability, Not Just Accessibility

7/9/2013

David Gray, PhD , has a grand plan to create a global, searchable online map for persons with disabilities. As the head of the Program in Occupational Therapy’s Disability and Community Participation Research Office, he wants to create a database that maps out locations and environments in ... More »


Matt Foreman, PhD Student

7/1/2013

Matthew Foreman, BSME PhD Student, Rehabilitation and Participation Science In the Human Performance Laboratory in the Program in Occupational Therapy, Matthew Foreman is studying ways to engage children who have chronic illnesses in therapeutic activities. To do that, he studies video ... More »


Erin Foster, PhD Student

7/1/2013

Erin Foster, OTD, OTR/L PhD student, Rehabilitation and Participation Science Erin Foster, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Psychiatry, runs the Cognitive and Occupational Performance Laboratory in the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. ... More »


Tim Wolf, PhD Student

7/1/2013

Timothy J. Wolf, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L PhD Student, Rehabilitation and Participation Science Timothy Wolf, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L, epitomizes the spirit of kaizen , the Japanese philosophy of continuous quality improvement. An assistant professor of occupational therapy and neurology at Washington University, ... More »


Student Spotlight: Kimmy Nguyen MSOT/S '14

6/14/2013

We sat down with Kimmy Nguyen, MSOT/S '14, to ask her about her experience with the Program in Occupational Therapy.  Kimmy shares her thoughts on the faculty, her classmates, St. Louis as a place to live, and more! More »



Watch Live Stream of Program Commencement

5/14/2013

Beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST on Friday, May 17, guests may login (please login as a guest) to view a live-stream of the Program in Occupational Therapy commencement ceremony.  The live-stream is limited to 200 people. To login and view, click here or visit: ... More »


Erin Sanborn, OTD/S 2013 recipient of the 2013 Kornfeld Award

5/6/2013

Erin Sanborn, OTD/S 2013 was awarded the 2013 Women in Science Rosalind Kornfeld Leadership Award.  She received the award from the Academic Women's Network at Washington University in St. Louis on April 9, 2013. More »


Keland Scher, MSOT/S '13, Featured in Outlook Magazine

5/2/2013

Keland Scher, MSOT/S ’13, is featured in the April 2013 issue of Outlook Magazine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis detailing his use of circus arts both in the classroom and in at Central Institute for the Deaf! More »


From Treadmill to WheelMill

4/24/2013

 Approximately 1.7 million people in the United States use manual wheelchairs. But while some people undergo fit evaluations to find the best wheelchair, many do not  have proper training on how to actually use one. “A lack of evidence-based training programs makes it difficult ... More »


Multiple Program Faculty Presenting at AOTA Conference

4/24/2013

Multiple faculty members of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will be presenting at the 2013 AOTA Conference in San Diego. For a list of presenters and activities by day: Thursday, April 25, 2013 * Friday, April ... More »


CGI-U Student Spotlight: Katherine Wycoff, MSOT/S 2014

4/4/2013

CGI-U will be held April 5-7 at Washington University in St. Louis. More »


CGI-U Student Spotlight: Megan Carlson, MSOT/S 2014

4/4/2013

CGI-U will be held April 5-7 at Washington University in St. Louis. More »


CGI-U Student Spotlight: Joe Brey, OTD/S 2013

4/3/2013

Student Joe Brey, OTD/S 2013, shares his experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »


CGI-U Student Spotlight: Cambey Mikush, OTD/S 2013

4/3/2013

Cambey Mikush, OTD/S 2013, shares her experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »


CGI-U Student Spotlight: Erin Sanborn, OTD/S 2013

4/3/2013

Erin Sanborn, OTD/S 2013, shares her experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »


CGI-U Student Spotlight: Kelsey Luedtke, OTD/S 2015

4/3/2013

Kelsey Luedtke, OTD/S 2015, shares her experiences with CGI-U and the Program in Occupational Therapy. More »


Friedman Center for Aging Annual Lecture & Awards

3/29/2013

On Friday, May 3, the 13th annual Friedman Lecture will explore "Creating Aging-Friendly Communities" and will feature panelists involved in local efforts to create aging-friendly communities, the presentation of the Kopolow and Friedman awards, and a poster session. For more information or to register: publichealth.wustl.edu/aging   ... More »


Six Occupational Therapy Students Accepted to CGI-U!

3/22/2013

CGI-U (Clinton Global Initiative University) is being hosted at Washington University in St. Louis April 5-7. More »


Tracking Movement

3/20/2013

In Washington University’s Human Performance Laboratory , an artificial robotic horse stands quietly in the corner waiting to be used by clients. On computer screens, motion-activated video games are being transformed into rehabilitation therapies. In a nearby room, a specialized treadmill for wheelchairs has been built and is ... More »


Welcome to OT.WUSTL.edu!

3/12/2013

To enhance your experience with us, the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis welcomes you to our newly designed website! Our restyled interactive site showcases the Program’s place as a leader in the fields of occupational, rehabilitation, and participation science!  Please browse ... More »


OT Scholarship Day Registration Open

3/11/2013

5th Annual Occupational Therapy Scholarship Day  Friday, April 19, 2013  Eric P. Newman Education Center  320 S. Euiclid Ave  Registration and Refreshments 8:15am - 8:45am  Welcome from Dr. Carolyn Baum 8:45am - 9:00am  Please join us for a day of professional discussion as our graduating ... More »


Tim Wolf, OTD '07, MSCI, OTR/L, Wins AOTA Director Position

2/1/2013

Tim Wolf, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L , Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology with the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, won a Director position on the Board of Directors for AOTA when elections closed! He will assume office ... More »


Rehabilitation and Participation Science (RAPS) PhD Degree Offered

1/1/2013

A new PhD in Rehabilitation and Participation Science (RAPS) degree offerred within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and administered through the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine is being offered to meet the ... More »

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