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Aging Road User Project Team Members from OT

Department of Occupational Therapy partners with Find a Ride Florida to improve alternative transportation for Florida’s aging road users

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.

Teen Driving Study UF Team Members

Department of Occupational Therapy leads a Project on Training Teen Distracted Drivers

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.

UF team members for autonomous vehicle project

UF & UAB’s Phase I Demonstration Study: Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

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.

Sharon Brandenburger-Shasby and Shirish Lala honored as PHHP Outstanding Alumni for 2018

PHHP names 2018 Outstanding Alumni

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.

Dr. Classen receives award at ADED 2018 conference.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen receives scholarship award at ADED 2018 meeting

Published: Aug 14th, 2018

Dr. Sherrilene Classen receives the Scholarship Award for outstanding scientific and leadership contributions from the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.

Dr. Angell and Dr. Mason join UF OT department

OT Welcomes a K-12 Scholar and Postdoctoral Associate

Published: Aug 1st, 2018

The Department of Occupational Therapy welcomes Dr. Amber Angell, research assistant professor, and Dr. Justin Mason, postdoctoral associate.

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.

Anita Bundy Photo

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.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

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.