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UF launches doctoral degree in occupational therapy

Published: Jul 10th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree beginning in […]

Fostering young service dogs a labor of puppy love for UF students

Published: Apr 25th, 2017

Every morning, Morgan Montaudo — a University of Florida health science senior on the pre-occupational therapy track — puts on her backpack, heads toward the door and then turns to […]

Margaret Odom

Margaret Odom named as a PHHP 2017 Superior Accomplishment Award winner

Published: Feb 28th, 2017

Margaret Odom Renner, an academic assistant II in the occupational therapy department, supports all aspects of the Master of Occupational Therapy program, from program inquiries to admissions to fieldwork and […]

Sandra Edwards Colloquium

Published: Jan 16th, 2017

The Department of Occupational Therapy will be hosting the inaugural Sandra Edwards Colloquium on February 18, 2017.  The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Elizabeth Skidmore […]

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

Published: Jan 1st, 2017

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, has been named chair of the department of occupational therapy at the University of Florida College of Public Health […]

Winning Student Poster at the FOTA Annual Conference

Published: Nov 11th, 2016

The University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy was well represented at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference held November 4th and 5th in Orlando. Congratulations to Zachary Pindar, […]

UF OT program to offer free vehicle checks for older drivers

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

The University of Florida department of occupational therapy will offer CarFit, a free national program, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 […]

Joanne Foss & Emily Pugh

Two Faculty Members Receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows Award

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

The Department of Occupational Therapy is proud to announce that two of its faculty members have been chosen to receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows award. Joanne J. Foss, PhD, OTR/L […]

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UFTI Upgrades Its Full-Car Simulator, Creating Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Driving Research

Published: Oct 5th, 2016

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Florida (UF) has joined forces to enhance one of its driving simulators with up-to-date technology to study the human-vehicle interactions. Such […]

Third Time’s A Charm

Published: Jul 8th, 2016

Amid an office brimming with books on the human body, there is a wall filled with shiny plaques honoring her achievements. Now, Orit Shechtman, Ph.D., OTR/L, an associate professor in […]