In Dr. Becky Piazza's class, OTD students learn about policy change through arts participation.
Dr. Lela Llorens' gift of a spider plant has lasted a lifetime.
The event included a panel of national experts discussing mental health issues in occupational therapy practice and research.
The Department of Occupational Therapy hosted the eighth annual Sandra Edwards Colloquium on January 27, 2024. The theme for this year's Colloquium was "The 360-Degree View of Mental Health and Well-Being for Occupational Therapy." Our keynote speaker was Dr. Ginny Stoffel, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Dr. Sherrilene Classen will lead two six-hour pre-conference institutes on March 20 as part of the American Occupational Therapy Association, or AOTA, INSPIRE 2024 Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Faculty members have discovered that Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic student volunteers have carried their experiences into the classroom as peer leaders, translating real-world experiences into mentorship and guidance for fellow students as they seek answers to complex problems using clinical judgement.
The department’s 2023 graduation event included capstone poster presentation sessions, professional networking and a career fair, as well as pinning, awards and white coat ceremonies.
Drs. Anna Galloway and Becky Piazza recently participated in reciprocal reviews outside of their disciplines. The experience gave them new ideas and perspectives and offered another unexpected benefit: the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty members they likely would not have met outside of their typical work responsibilities.
Second year students experience evidence-based virtual reality as a means of evidence-based intervention for occupational therapy.
Linda Struckmeyer, Ph.D., OTR/L, a clinical associate professor and the doctoral capstone coordinator in the department of occupational therapy, was recently selected to join the OT Leaders & Legacies Society.