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 »
Living for the OT Moment
As a child, Todd Levy, MSOT ’02, OTR/L, CBIST, wanted to be a veterinarian.
“It’s rarely a straightforward path to occupational therapy,” he laughs. “My mother taught kindergarten for 30 years and from time to time, I would help her in the classroom. That had a ... More »
A rewarding career in pediatric OT
“I want to take a moment to thank the university that completely prepared me for a successful future, and for developing me to become a confident, goal-driven, problem-solving professional who is making a difference in many communities.”
Those grateful words are ... More »
Door graphic represents Program’s past, present and future
Currently featured on the cover of our alumni newsletter and in the center of our Centennial logo, the familiar door graphic has been used frequently over the past 25 years on various Program in Occupational Therapy materials. The origin of the graphic, along with the ... More »
Investing in the future of occupational therapy
Sven Eliasson, MD, PhD, has been a friend and supporter of the Program in Occupational Therapy and the profession since he came to Washington University in 1964 as an associate professor of neurology.
During his long and esteemed career in medicine, Eliasson took a holistic approach ... More »
Alumni Spotlight: Adam Pearson, OTD' 11, OTR/L
After being chronically homeless for years, Donald Hamilton is happy to call the Garfield Place Apartments Safe Haven home.
“Out there on your own, it’s bad. I’ve been in poverty housing, went from shelter to shelter and have been out on the street. I’ve spent the last ... More »
Collaborating Across Time
Modern scientific research has evolved into a complex, multi-faceted process in which collaboration is key. For Karl V. Schultz, PhD, that desire to find a research collaborator reached beyond his lifetime when he made his son, Gordon Burkhart-Schultz, the Successor Trustee Executor of his estate.
“Suddenly, I ... More »
Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Mohler, MSOT ’90, OTR/L
For Rebecca Mohler, MSOT ’90, OTR/L, her passion has always been to serve individuals with special needs. Mohler started volunteering in the resource room at her elementary school in the third grade. In high school, she volunteered for the Red Cross and the Special Olympics. She attended Capital ... More »
Alumni Spotlight: Matt Dodson, OTD ’06
Matt Dodson, OTD ’06, continues the work on which the Program was founded by focusing his practice on the occupational therapy needs of service members and veterans today. More »