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The Carolyn Baum Centennial Challenge

Recognizing the occupational therapy program’s 100th anniversary in 2018, Carolyn Baum, the Elias Michael Director of the Program in Occupational Therapy, has generously established the $100,000 Carolyn Baum Centennial Challenge. This challenge matches all gifts to the Occupational Therapy Annual Fund with a gift for scholarships through Dec. 31, 2018.

“At our 100th anniversary, the future of occupational therapy has never looked brighter,” Baum said.

Baum said she hopes the challenge will inspire alumni and friends to make a special gift, ensuring that the best and brightest students become the health-care leaders of tomorrow.

“The Baum Centennial Challenge lays the groundwork for another 100 years of superlative teaching and research at the Program in Occupational Therapy,” said David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

To make a gift today to the Carolyn Baum Challenge, please click here.

Celebrate 100 years of excellence

When you make a minimum gift of $100 to the Occupational Therapy Annual Fund, you will receive a Centennial keepsake book reflecting on the program’s first 100 years (1918–2018) through photos, interviews, and stories. The commemorative book will be published in 2018, so please make a gift to reserve your copy today.

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Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a tour that’s led by one of our current occupational therapy students.

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*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.

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Call Dr. Kniepmann at (314) 286-1610
or Robin Hattori at (314) 286-1653