Starting Feb. 3, Gainesville residents will be able to board an autonomous shuttle for test rides between downtown Gainesville and the University of Florida campus. The shuttle will be operated by the City of Gainesville’s Regional Transit System (RTS) and has been funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Register Now for the 2020 Sandra Edwards Colloquium on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The keynote speaker will be Professor Sharon Cermak, Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California.
The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position. The successful applicant will conduct research within the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation with a focus on driving rehabilitation science and connected/autonomous/shared/electric vehicles and how they apply to vulnerable populations, including older adults and people with disabilities.
Dr. Classen’s team has been researching how older drivers experience autonomous vehicle technology. As a result of this research, two continuing education lectures were developed for inclusion in the Driving Rehabilitation Therapy Certificate program offered by the UF Department of Occupational Therapy.
Three new courses taught by Dr. Zheng Wang and Dr. Chiung-Ju "CJ" Liu coming to the Rehabilitation Science program in 2020.
I invite you to learn more about our mission in our 2019-2020 UFOT Greater Good Report. This issue celebrates our recent achievements and demonstrates our commitment in meeting the occupational needs of people, organizations and populations. - Dr. Sherrilene Classen, OT Department Chair
Second-year Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) students engaged in community-based projects across the Gainesville region under the direction of Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Prerna Poojary- Mazzotta.
Dr. Sherrilene Classen, Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Dr. Michael Perri, Dean of College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP), celebrate with the OT alumni who are inductees of the College’s Grand Guard.
Seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to be an integral part of our mission to design and evaluate best practices in partnership with transition age youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. This position is located in the Youth and Young Adults Empowerment, Leadership, and Learning (“YELL”) Lab located in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. We develop theory-driven assessments and interventions/curriculum that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities to participate in education, work, independent living, and their community. Director of the YELL Lab, Dr. Jessica Kramer, has received funding from NIH, NIDILRR, and PCORI and is published in the fields of developmental medicine, occupational therapy, and special education. The Postdoctoral Associate will receive individualized mentoring and gain experience in grant writing, project management, research design, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and dissemination/ knowledge translation. The Postdoctoral Associate will also have the opportunity to pursue independent funding and refine their teaching and mentorship skills with graduate/professional and undergraduate students.
The Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) recognized Dr. Consuela Kreider and Dr. Becky Piazza as the 2019 outstanding alumni.