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. Newman Education Center on the Washington University School of Medicine campus at 320 S. Euclid Avenue. Click here for directions. Parking is available in the Metro Parking Garage, located at the corner of Taylor and Children's Place, for a maximum daily rate of $15. This garage accepts cash only and we are unable to validate.

Registration and Refreshments
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome from Dr. Carolyn Baum
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Assistant Professor, joint appointment
with the USC Davis School of Gerontology
USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational
Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California

Dr. Natalie Leland is an outstanding researcher in gerontology with a focus improving post-acute care services for older adults. Dr. Leland earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire and her master’s and doctoral degrees in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University. Dr. Leland has extensive geriatric clinical experience in a variety of rehabilitation settings.

Dr. Leland's research is focused on understanding and improving post-acute care quality for older adults and with a particular interest in how occupational therapy can contribute to fall prevention. Dr. Leland is an expert in secondary data analysis and evaluating the impact of health services on quality of care for older adults in post-acute settings.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 7. To register online, please click here.

For more information, please contact Patricia Rankin at 314-286-1600 or OTevents@wustl.edu.


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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