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Department Of Occupational Therapy

OT Department Alum of the Year

Our alumnus of the year, Dr. Stagliano, graduated from the Masters in Health Science program. Students know her from her role as an adjunct instructor in the MOT program. Local OTs know her from her years as a local OT clinician at both UF Health and the Malcom Randall…

Dept. of Defense grant awarded to Dr. Sandra Winter and colleagues

Dr. Sandra Winter, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, and her colleagues Drs. Sherrilene Classen, Charles Levy, Michael Marsiske and Babette Brumback, have been awarded a Department of Defense (DOD) grant. This grant is a four…

April is OT Month!

“Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullestâ„¢” April is National Occupational Therapy Month—during the month of April University of Florida occupational therapy students and UF Health OT clinicians take the opportunity to showcase the distinct value of our profession. Community occupational therapy practitioners and University of Florida OT students…

MOT Students and Alumna Establish OT Equal Access Clinic

Lindsey Dhans, MOT, OTR/L, a recent graduate of the UF Masters in Occupational Therapy program, and current MOT students, Kelsey Iglesia, Shannon Plunkett, Meghan McMullen and Alyxandra Aldrich, welcomed the first clients to the new Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic last month. The clinic will provide free services to…

Rebecca Piazza, OTR/L awarded Fieldwork Educator of the Year

Rebecca Piazza, OTR/L was awarded the University of Florida, Department of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educator of the Year. Becky was nominated for her dedication to the education of our fieldwork students and her excellent contributions to the Masters in Occupational Therapy program. Becky is the Clinical Coordinator at UF…

Trained students offer CarFit program to local drivers

The Department of Occupational Therapy and students from the Masters in Occupational Therapy Program offer CarFit, a free national program, each fall. CarFit is designed to help mature drivers fit more comfortably and safely in their vehicles. Trained occupational therapy students lead drivers through a 12-point checklist with their…