Dr. Prerna Poojary, an I-MAP co-investigator, provided a talk at the Flaglerbroadcasting radio show to discuss the VA funded driving workshop.
The University of Florida’s Occupational Therapy Department presented the Fieldwork Educator Workshop Series, Educating and Shaping the Next Generation of OTs: How to Bridge the Communication Gap between Fieldwork Educators and their OT Students, in January and February 2021.
Dr. Myers has been elected to receive the Roster of Fellows award from the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has also been awarded the Distinguished Scholar Fellow from the National Academies of Practice in Occupational Therapy.
Older adults will tell you that losing their driving license is like getting a death sentence. In her unstoppable journey to empower seniors, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, is getting older adults comfortable with autonomous vehicle technology as well as conducting research to develop autonomous transit resources to promote their independence and safety.
Dr. Jessica Kramer and her team have designed a tool that allows young people with disabilities to have a voice in their own therapy outcomes and goals.
Orit Shechtman is a tenured associate professor at UF’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Heather Simpson currently works as a staff therapist at UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases.
Dr. Horwitz brings 10 years of experience as a fieldwork educator to UF OTD Program.
The Department of Occupational Therapy hosted the fifth annual, but first virtual, Sandra Edwards Colloquium on February 6, 2021. The theme for this year's Colloquium was "Aging in Place: Best Science for Best Practice in Occupational Therapy." Our keynote speaker was Susie Stark from Washington University.
Dr. Zheng Wang's project is titled Cerebellar and basal ganglia contributions to neuromotor decline in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Investigations related to autonomous vehicle technology and driving performance in people with Parkinson's.