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OT well represented at FOTA Annual Conference

The Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA) annual meeting was held in October. Forty-two faculty members and students from the Department of Occupational Therapy took advantage of this opportunity to present their scientific work via workshops, short courses, and poster presentations.

College faculty, students recognized during International Education Week

The University of Florida International Center honored a College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty member and several graduate students during International Education Week, held November 12 to 16. Shabnam Medhizadah, a doctoral student in the rehabilitation science program who hails from Canada, was awarded with a certificate of excellence.

Fostering young service dogs a labor of puppy love for UF students

Every morning, Morgan Montaudo — a University of Florida health science senior on the pre-occupational therapy track — puts on her backpack, heads toward the door and then turns to her wagging golden retriever to ask, “Do you want to be a service dog today?” Montaudo, 23, and her…

Winning Student Poster at the FOTA Annual Conference

Zachary Pindar, Zari Whittaker, Michael Schwab and Emily Szafranski 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…

OT Student Receives Award for PHHP Research Day Poster

Tori Galatas, a student in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program, received an award for the top poster presented at the 29th Annual PHHP Research Day. She was one of only seven award recipients from across the college. Ms. Galatas’ poster, Gait Abnormalities and Associated Changes in…

OT Student Selected for Summer Institute

Sharon Medina, member of the 2017 Master of Occupational Therapy graduating class, has been selected as one of 20 participants for the Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy.  The Institute is a joint program of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy…

OT Students Visit Tallahassee to Promote Legislation

On February 17, Master of Occupational Therapy students Jocelyn Lemus, Jerelyne Indica, Chelsea Morton, Daniela Jaramillo, Nicole Tester, and Rose Hayes traveled to Tallahassee to attend “FOTA Day at the Hill.” This event was organized by the Florida Occupational Therapy Association to promote legislation that would add…