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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.

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…

Student Spotlight: Meet Carrie Comstock

I have always known that I wanted to work with children with special needs. I began volunteering at Balance 180 Gymnastics and Sports Academy in the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program. I became the first volunteer coordinator and helped to plan the program. Carrie is a UF OT…

A swimmer in the swamp

Anna-Liisa Pold is a fish out of water. Ever since she can remember, the water has been her home. It started when her father moved her and her mother from Estonia to California in 1992. The location was no accident. Her mother OK’d the move on one condition — if…

SOTA helps raise money ‘For the Kids’

SOTA participated in Dance Marathon at UF for the first time this year, having 4 members represent the organization. Each danced 26.2 hours to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. SOTA raised a total of $2,456.49, which is an incredible feat…

MOT Students and Alumna Establish OT Equal Access Clinic

Lindsey Dhans, MOT, OTR/L, a recent graduate of the UF Masters in Occupational Therapy program, and current MOT students, Kelsey Iglesia, Shannon Plunkett, Meghan McMullen and Alyxandra Aldrich, welcomed the first clients to the new Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic last month. The clinic will provide free services to…