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Department Of Occupational Therapy

Third Time’s A Charm

Dr. Orit Shechtman with Emily Maltby, Emily Szafranski and Zari Whittaker, 2015 graduates of the college’s bachelor’s in health science, pre-OT track. Amid an office…

Gift to OT Department Establishes Annual Colloquium

Al Garcia and Sandra Edwards Al Garcia wanted to give his wife, Sandra Edwards, a gift that was truly unique. “I’ve seen husbands give their spouses diamonds or jewelry, but I wanted to do something that has different value and will be…

OT Student Receives Award for PHHP Research Day Poster

Tori Galatas, a student in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program, received an award for the top poster presented at the 29th Annual PHHP Research Day. She was one of only seven award recipients from across the college. Ms. Galatas’ poster, Gait Abnormalities and Associated Changes in…

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…

Alumna Profile: Deborah Burns, OTR

Burns launched the first hospital rehabilitation program in Broward County, Fla. as a young UF grad. She’s been leading the growth and development of rehab in that area ever since. It was 1974 and Deborah (Schmucker) Burns, a brand-new UF occupational therapy graduate, had just been offered the opportunity…

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…

UF Department of OT Seeks Candidates for Post-Doctoral Opportunity

The post-doctoral fellow will conduct high-quality multidisciplinary research and who are interested in moving towards an academic research career with a focus on issues related to professional competence. The funding for this opportunity has been provided through a grant from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). The…