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News Archive for 2017

Pineda to receive the 2018 AOTF A. Jean Ayers Award


Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, was selected by the Board of Trustees of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation to receive the 2018 AOTF A. Jean Ayres Award. More »

Berg to receive 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award


Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, will receive a 2018 Distinguished Faculty Award at a Faculty Recognition Event on Feb. 28, 2018. More »

Happy Holidays from the Program in Occupational Therapy!


Thank you for partnering with us in our mission to help people live meaningful lives each and every day. More »

Functional fashion


WashU students design prototype garments for athletes with disabilities More »

Taff receives 2017 Emerson Award


Steve Taff, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA, received the Emerson "Excellence in Teaching" Award on Nov. 12. More »

There's an app for that


OT researcher challenges methods to track rehabilitation outcomes More »

Innovations in Education


New initiatives for preparing OT academicians and conducting educational research More »

Healthy Aging


Expanding awareness of occupational therapy for aging populations More »

Turning 100


Alumna Gladys Freund Barker, BSOT ‘39, MS, celebrates her 100th birthday More »

Fall 2017 issue of O.T. Link is available


The Fall 2017 issue of our alumni publication, O.T. Link, is out with the latest research, community practice, alumni and current student news. More »

Inaugural Community Partners Appreciation Event


The Program in Occupational Therapy held its inaugural Community Partners Appreciation Event on October 4. Organized by the Program’s Community Engagement Council, the event brought together and recognized organizations that provide research, educational and clinical experiences to our students. The program included networking, a ... More »

Dr. Rebecca Aldrich named guest speaker for 2017 Voices of Inclusive Health Care Lecture


The Program in Occupational Therapy is proud to welcome Rebecca Aldrich, PhD, OTR/L, as our 2017 speaker for the Voices of Inclusive Health Care Lecture Series. This series of annual lectures focuses on the social determinants of health and community health issues that impact ... More »

Baum to receive 2017 Founders Day Award


M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, will receive Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award at the 2017 Founders Day dinner and ceremony on Oct. 28, 2017 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The award recognizes outstanding commitment to the intellectual ... More »

Abel promoted to faculty


On August 1, the Program in Occupational Therapy promoted Regina Abel, PhD, to faculty as an instructor in occupational therapy and medicine. Her scholarly work focuses on the study of human-animal interaction, particularly animal assisted therapy. Abel is currently investigating the effect of service dog training ... More »

AOTA Occupational Therapy Education Virtual Fair - August 2


The Program in Occupational Therapy is participating in a free Occupational Therapy Education Virtual Fair on August 2nd, sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). We will be online to answer your questions about our graduate programs, admission requirements, student life and more! To register, please click ... More »

OT Program Alumni Awards


Nominations open July 1 for the OT Program Alumni Awards. More »

Clinical Research Track Experiences: Emily McLaughlin, OTD/S '18


Emily McLaughlin, OTD/S '18 Mentor: Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT Clinical Research Track: Health and Disability Research Laboratory Why did you choose WUOT for your occupational therapy education? I chose WUOT for my OT education for several reasons. ... More »

Clinical Research Track Experiences: Alison Kwalwaser, OTD/S '17


Alison Kwalwaser, OTD/S '17 Mentor: Erin Foster, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L Clinical Research Track: Cognitive and Occupational Performance Laboratory Why did you choose WUOT for your occupational therapy education? WUOT emphasizes the importance of incorporating evidence into occupational therapy ... More »

Clinical Research Track Experiences: Maureen Hyde, OTD/S ‘18


Maureen Hyde, OTD/S ‘18 Mentor: Benjamin Philip, PhD Clinical Research Track: Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Laboratory Why did you choose WUOT for your occupational therapy education? I chose WUOT because of the school’s excellent reputation and the research ... More »

Commencement 2017 ceremony via YouTube


  Please note: Commencement is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. CST on May 19. However, we may start earlier if weather becomes a factor as the staging area for the ceremony is outside. More »

Paraquad receives the 2017 Outstanding Community Partner Award


The Program in Occupational Therapy has selected Paraquad, Inc. as this year’s recipient of its Outstanding Community Partner Award. The award recognizes organizations that have developed and sustained a collaborative relationship with the Program, and share our vision, values and goals. Paraquad is a nonprofit agency ... More »

Program Commencement 2017


The Program in Occupational Therapy Commencement Ceremony will be held in Graham Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on May 19, 2017. Commencement Speaker Aimee Wehmeier Executive Director and CEO, Paraquad Faculty Speaker Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP ... More »

Creek and Sinclair events in May


The Program in Occupational Therapy is proud to welcome Jennifer Creek, PhD, FCOT, DipCOT, and Kit Sinclair, PhD, FWFOT, FAOTA, to Washington University as part of their AOTA Centennial tour of the United States in May. Dr. Creek is a Fellow of the ... More »

Enabling Mobility in the Community


Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, is a familiar name in the Program in Occupational Therapy. Known for her numerous personal and professional accomplishments, Morgan is a 1998 Program alumna who has served in several capacities including as a research staff member, a clinician, an ... More »

Designing an apparel strategy


Faculty member Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is always on the lookout for opportunities for occupational therapy students to collaborate with other students in the Washington University community. Berg found an opportunity when she attended the iTeach Symposium in January 2016. Held every two ... More »

Joining hands


On November 1, 2016, the Program in Occupational Therapy acquired the Milliken Hand Rehabilitation Center from The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL). Milliken's services are now part of the Program’s growing Community Practice, a move that brings the center back to WashU, where it began more than ... More »

A beacon of hope


When Janet Williamson, MEd, BSOT ’71, OTR, passed away in October 2016, she left unfulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting the African Congo. The daughter of a preacher in rural Kansas during the Great Depression, Janet was raised in a family that often hosted visiting missionaries ... More »

OT Scholarship Day 2017 Registration Open


Please join us for the 9th Annual Occupational Therapy Scholarship Day on Friday, April 21. This event fosters professional discussion as our graduating students share their work through both oral and poster presentations, and offers professional development units for participants. The event is held at the Eric P. ... More »

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