Diana Castellanos, OTD/S '23, led members of the Washington University chapter of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (WU-COTAD) to create a mentorship program to help diversify the occupational therapy field. Three committees were created to work on the logistic, mentorship training and manual creation for the program. WU-COTAD submitted and received a grant for $1,000 from the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) at Washington University to fund the project. CRE2 brings the research force of Washington University to study how race and ethnicity are integral to the most complex and challenging issues of our time. Faculty member Catherine Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, and Hailey Furio, MSOT/S '23, assisted with the grant proposal.
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Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit us in person or virtually. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Faculty member Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, opens our virtual visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a chat with a current student. In person visit sessions are by request only; please contact Dr. Kniepmann to schedule.
Upcoming virtual visit sessions*:
Wed., Jan. 25 at 7:00 p.m. CST
Mon., Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m. CST
Tues., Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. CST
*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.