The University of Florida's Doctor of Occupational Therapy students were featured in this Gainesville Sun article, highlighting third-year student Bhumi Patel and the students' collaboration with the Transitions Life Center in Ocala, which supports the independence of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Thank you to the UF OTD students who participated in the contest! We appreciated the creativity and interest of all the photos submitted.
Fourth-year student, Marianne Philipps, created the KnOTs of Love student group in the Fall of 2019 to teach her fellow OT students how to knit or crochet. Since the inception of KnOTs of Love, over forty-five students have learned to knit or crochet and they have collected over 35 items for donation.
The Department of Occupational Therapy welcomed a new class of Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) students during orientation on August 17 and 18.
April is OT Month, and the class of 2021 UF occupational therapy students celebrated by writing letters to the editor and to state and national policy makers about occupational therapy’s distinct value. The student’s letters drew reader’s attention by linking current events and policy issues to the role of occupational therapy.
The Department of Occupational Therapy congratulates doctor of occupational therapy students named as Florida AHEC Scholars.
The Occupational Therapy department is taking action to start addressing a culture change that is both necessary and critical so that each one of our black students and each one of our black colleagues feel that they matter- that means to feel valued and to feel that they can contribute to the value of the department, the college, and the profession.
Recently, Dr. Jamie Pomeranz was appointed as the Director of the Social and Behavioral Science concentration in the PhD program in Public Health and as the Coordinator of the Social and Behavioral Science Program Faculty.
Current OTD students provide their thoughts about the program.
Second-year Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) students engaged in community-based projects across the Gainesville region under the direction of Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Prerna Poojary- Mazzotta.