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.
The Department of Occupational Therapy hosted the third annual Sandra Edwards Colloquium on January 26, 2019. The keynote speaker was Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OT/L, FAOTA, FOTARA.
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 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.
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.
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.
On May 14, the Department of Occupational Therapy welcomed the last class of Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) students.
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.
Graduates of this program are qualified to be entry-level driver rehabilitation therapists working with medically-at-risk drivers.
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 them find transportation options so they can get to medical appointments, go shopping, head out with friends, or travel wherever…