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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…

MOT students present research on driving safety

From left to right: Kiah Brown, Stephanie Hernandez, and Megan Shanahan Kiah Brown, Stephanie Hernandez, and Megan Shanahan became part of the Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation (I-MAP) as part of the Health Science Honors…

Trained students offer CarFit program to local drivers

The Department of Occupational Therapy and students from the Masters in Occupational Therapy Program offer CarFit, a free national program, each fall. CarFit is designed to help mature drivers fit more comfortably and safely in their vehicles. Trained occupational therapy students lead drivers through a 12-point checklist with their…

MOT students attend the annual Student Conclave

Over forty UF Masters in Occupational Therapy students attended the annual Student Conclave.  This conference is jointly sponsored by the National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Held in Jacksonville this year the conference provided professional development activities that explore the roles…