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Fostering young service dogs a labor of puppy love for UF students

Every morning, Morgan Montaudo — a University of Florida health science senior on the pre-occupational therapy track — puts on her backpack, heads toward the door and then turns to her wagging golden retriever to ask, “Do you want to be a service dog today?” Montaudo, 23, and her…

Margaret Odom named as a PHHP 2017 Superior Accomplishment Award winner

Margaret Odom Renner, an academic assistant II in the occupational therapy department, supports all aspects of the Master of Occupational Therapy program, from program inquiries to admissions to fieldwork and graduation certification. This includes, among other duties, organizing admissions data for more than 400 applicants and handling the…

Equal Access Clinic

OT Equal Access student board and volunteer members cleaning a wheelchair donated by a community member. Who We Are We are a free weekly student-run occupational therapy clinic operated by Occupational Therapy students from the University of Florida under the supervision of our faculty and licensed occupational therapists…

Winning Student Poster at the FOTA Annual Conference

Zachary Pindar, Zari Whittaker, Michael Schwab and Emily Szafranski The University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy was well represented at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference held November 4th and 5th in Orlando. Congratulations…

UF OT program to offer free vehicle checks for older drivers

The University of Florida department of occupational therapy will offer CarFit, a free national program, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th St. in Gainesville. CarFit is designed to help older drivers fit more comfortably and safely in their…

FOTA 2016 University of Florida Student Poster Schedule

Presentation TitlePresentersFaculty Advisor Evidenced-based Practice in U.S. Occupational Therapy: An Integrative ReviewJennifer LotzChristine Myers Findings from Returning Combat Veterans with Driving Performance Issues: A Grounded Theory ApproachEmily SzafranskiSandra Winter Increasing Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder Within Gainesville's Local Police DepartmentsAmanda Hoss, Erica Poulin, Julia Lutz,…

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…

OT Student Selected for Summer Institute

Sharon Medina, member of the 2017 Master of Occupational Therapy graduating class, has been selected as one of 20 participants for the Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy.  The Institute is a joint program of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy…

OT Students Visit Tallahassee to Promote Legislation

On February 17, Master of Occupational Therapy students Jocelyn Lemus, Jerelyne Indica, Chelsea Morton, Daniela Jaramillo, Nicole Tester, and Rose Hayes traveled to Tallahassee to attend “FOTA Day at the Hill.” This event was organized by the Florida Occupational Therapy Association to promote legislation that would add…