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The University of Florida Occupational Therapy department launched a new driving evaluation and rehabilitation service, SmartDrive.

New service at UF Health helps at-risk motorists assess, improve their driving skills

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.

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Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2019

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.

Dr. Wang and Dr. Winter join UF OT department

OT Welcomes Zheng Wang and Sandra Winter

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.

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Sherrilene Classen elected to UF Faculty Senate

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.

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Classen selected as SECU/ALDP Fellow for 2018-2019

Published: May 30th, 2018

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECU) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows for 2018-2019.

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Young Inducted into Delta Omega Honor Society

Published: May 23rd, 2018

Mary Ellen Young, PhD, clinical professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, was inducted into Beta Upsilon, the UF Chapter of Delta Omega, the national Public Health Honor Society on May 3.

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OT Welcomes Last Class of Students for Masters in Occupational Therapy

Published: May 23rd, 2018

On May 14, the Department of Occupational Therapy welcomed the last class of Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) students.

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Sherrilene Classen named PHHP Alumna of the Year

Published: May 8th, 2018

The College of Public Health and Health Professions named Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA, the Outstanding Alumna of the Year. She was recognized at the college’s convocation ceremony May 5.

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Now accepting applicants for the new Driver Rehabilitation Therapy Certificate Program

Published: Apr 11th, 2018

Graduates of this program are qualified to be entry-level driver rehabilitation therapists working with medically-at-risk drivers.

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New comprehensive online resource helps Floridians find transportation options in their communities

Published: Mar 26th, 2018

When older adults stop driving, they may worry about losing their independence. Now, a University of Florida and Florida Department of Transportation Safe Mobility for Life team wants to help […]