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Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2021

The Department of Occupational Therapy will be hosting the fifth annual, but first virtual, Sandra Edwards Colloquium on February 6, 2021. The theme for this year's Colloquium is "Aging in Place: Best Science for Best Practice in Occupational Therapy." Our keynote speaker will be Susie Stark from Washington University.

Chair’s address to students during town hall meeting

The Occupational Therapy department is taking action to start addressing a culture change that is both necessary and critical so that each one of our black students and each one of our black colleagues feel that they matter- that means to feel valued and to feel that they can contribute to the value of the department, the college, and the profession.

Message from the Chair

I am very much troubled, as I am sure you are too-- by the recent killing of Mr. George Floyd. The heinous circumstances surrounding his unrightfully suffering and subsequent death are inconceivable, inhumane and unacceptable. This act is a manifestation of deleterious, derogative, demeaning and destructive forces inherent to racism, ethnocentrism, prejudice, and white supremacy. The image of the police officer’s knee on the throat of a man incapable of defending himself, pleading for help, suffering, and slowly dying--now so engrained in our consciousness, depicts a deep divide of oneness, a violation of concern for others, and is in direct opposition with the core ideologies of humanity--  and of us being extensions of creation’s generosity and love.

Faculty Spotlight: Jamie Pomeranz, PhD, CRC, CLCP

Recently, Dr. Jamie Pomeranz was appointed as the Director of the Social and Behavioral Science concentration in the PhD program in Public Health and as the Coordinator of the Social and Behavioral Science Program Faculty.