Published: Oct 9th, 2018
To address the need for affordable and accessible transportation, the Florida’s Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office awarded the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation at the University of Florida a grant which provides an alternative transportation database, and an interactive mapping website, for identifying transportation solutions for aging road users.
Published: Oct 9th, 2018
Under the leadership of Dr. Sherrilene Classen and Dr. Sandra Winter, and in collaboration with the University of Florida T-2 center, the Department of Occupational Therapy has received a Florida Department of Transportation grant to develop a computer based-training (CBT) program for teens.
Published: Sep 11th, 2018
The Department of Occupational Therapy’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) team is working in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gainesville to better understand the perception, values, beliefs and attitudes of drivers 65 years and older as it relates to emerging autonomous vehicle technology.
Published: Sep 8th, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Brandenburger-Shasby and Shirish Lala on being named an Outstanding Alum for 2018 in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.
Published: Aug 14th, 2018
Dr. Sherrilene Classen receives the Scholarship Award for outstanding scientific and leadership contributions from the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.
Published: Aug 1st, 2018
The Department of Occupational Therapy welcomes Dr. Amber Angell, research assistant professor, and Dr. Justin Mason, postdoctoral associate.
Published: Jul 25th, 2018
In the state of Florida, nearly 20 percent of the population is age 65 or older. For many, progression in age can mean regression in driving ability. But a new service offered by the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of occupational therapy aims to give seniors and others a chance to improve their skills behind the wheel.
Published: Jul 18th, 2018
Save the Date for the 2019 Sandra Edwards Colloquium scheduled for January 26, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Professor Anita Bundy, Department Head in Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University and Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Sydney.
Published: Jun 27th, 2018
Dr. Zheng Wang joined the department as an assistant professor this May. Dr. Sandra Winter joined the department as a research assistant scientist. The department warmly welcomes Dr. Wang and Dr. Winter.
Published: May 30th, 2018
Dr. Sherrilene Classen has been elected by her colleagues to the UF Faculty Senate. She will join four other faculty members elected to the senate from the College of Public Health and Health Professions for the term beginning Fall 2018.