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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…

MOT Program Joins OTCAS for Admissions

For the 2015 MOT admission cycle, applicants will use the OT Centralized Application service (OTCAS).  Through OTCAS applicants can check their department application status in real time using any computer with internet access. In this centralized location, prospective students will upload application data, references, transcripts and other application materials reducing…

April is OT Month!

“Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullest™” 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…

SOTA helps raise money ‘For the Kids’

SOTA participated in Dance Marathon at UF for the first time this year, having 4 members represent the organization. Each danced 26.2 hours to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. SOTA raised a total of $2,456.49, which is an incredible feat…

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…