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UF OT Presentations at AOTA INSPIRE 2021

UF Occupational Therapy will present a short course, a panel, and various posters at AOTA INSPIRE 2021. Learn about the dates and times when you can join us for each of these presentations.

Faculty Spotlight: Christine T Myers, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Myers has been elected to receive the Roster of Fellows award from the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has also been awarded the Distinguished Scholar Fellow from the National Academies of Practice in Occupational Therapy.

Foss receives retired educator award

Joanne Foss, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, a professor emerita of the college’s department of occupational therapy, has received a Retired Educator’s Commendation from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

UFOT Takes AOTA by Storm

The Department of Occupational Therapy had a strong presence at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference held in New Orleans.

UF launches doctoral degree in occupational therapy

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree beginning in fall 2018. It will be the first such degree program offered by a Florida public institution. The new…

UF OT program to offer free vehicle checks for older drivers

The University of Florida department of occupational therapy will offer CarFit, a free national program, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th St. in Gainesville. CarFit is designed to help older drivers fit more comfortably and safely in their…

Two Faculty Members Receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows Award

Joanne Foss & Emily Pugh The Department of Occupational Therapy is proud to announce that two of its faculty members have been chosen to receive the AOTA Roster of Fellows award. Joanne J. Foss, PhD, OTR/L (left), is recognized as an “Exemplary Leader…

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…