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OT Receives Funding to Study Perceptions of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease on Autonomous Vehicles

Published: May 20th, 2019

Funding received from the Paralyzed Veterans of America to elucidate the perceptions of adults living with a spinal cord injury and/or disease (SCI/D) as it relates to autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles.

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New UF program to prepare students to fill therapy workforce gap in early childhood programs

Published: Dec 5th, 2018

Dr. Christine Myers, project director, leads INSPIRE (Interdisciplinary Related Services Personnel Preparation for Early Childhood); an interdepartmental project offered by the Departments of OT, PT, and SLHS through a $1.24M grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

student driver car on road curve

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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UF team to help innovate retrofits for homes for people with disabilities

Published: Jan 12th, 2018

Imagine using your living room as a dining room or your kitchen as a bedroom – complete with handicap-accessible equipment. University of Florida researchers will help develop those conversions, as […]

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

CTSI Seminar, Oct. 10: Clinical application of high-fidelity driving simulators for medically-at-risk populations

Published: Oct 1st, 2017

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, editor of a new book on driving simulators for health care professionals, will discuss clinical applications of the simulators for medically-at-risk populations.

UF OT students meet with local practitioners in quick sessions to learn more about the profession and job opportunities in the area.

UF launches doctoral degree in occupational therapy

Published: Jul 10th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree beginning in […]

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

Published: Jan 1st, 2017

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, has been named chair of the department of occupational therapy at the University of Florida College of Public Health […]

Winning Student Poster at the FOTA Annual Conference

Published: Nov 11th, 2016

The University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy was well represented at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference held November 4th and 5th in Orlando. Congratulations to Zachary Pindar, […]

UF OT program to offer free vehicle checks for older drivers

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

The University of Florida department of occupational therapy will offer CarFit, a free national program, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 […]

Joanne Foss & Emily Pugh

Two Faculty Members Receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows Award

Published: Nov 2nd, 2016

The Department of Occupational Therapy is proud to announce that two of its faculty members have been chosen to receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows award. Joanne J. Foss, PhD, OTR/L […]