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Department Of Occupational Therapy

Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2020

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.

Research Assistant Professor – I-MAP

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.

Postdoctoral Associate – YELL

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.

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.

Graduate Research Assistantship

The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a graduate research assistantship as part of the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program. This assistantship, under the mentorship of Dr. Sherrilene Classen, will begin in January 2020. The graduate research assistant will engage in multidisciplinary research with a focus on driving rehabilitation science and community mobility, in medically at risk populations, through the lifespan. This position will provide intensive training in all aspects of research and rehabilitation science. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in a field that can be applied to research in rehabilitation science; have professional/clinical experience in a rehabilitation related area; be committed to scholarly work in rehabilitation science; and be committed to an interdisciplinary educational philosophy and training model. Applicants are preferably licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida.

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.