Brittany St. John, MS-OT student, receives NBCOT Endowed Scholarship at AOTA
Brittany St. John, a UW-Madison MS-OT student, was selected to receive a National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Endowed Scholarship. Scholarship winners were announced at the 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference. This honor acknowledges her hard work and promise as a leader in the profession of occupational therapy.
Dr. Travers receives Hartwell Foundation Award to Study Autism
Dr. Brittany Travers, an assistant professor in the OT Program, Department of Kinesiology received a 3-year grant from the Hartwell Foundation to fund a project titled, “Beyond the Cerebrum: Multimodal Imaging of the Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Dr. Travers’ research aims to determine whether bolstering of motor skills among people with autism reduces the severity of their symptoms by changing the brain. The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award will provide support for her efforts for three years at $100,000 per year. Read the full article »
Online, post-professional OTD now accepting applications!
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Occupational Therapy Program is now admitting occupational therapists eager to retool and advance their careers through a part-time, online OTD degree. The new program was approved by the University System’s Board of Regents at its December 2015 and students may begin their studies during the summer/fall of 2016. Further details are available here
Celebrating OT Milestones
The OT Program will celebrate its 75th Anniversary and the 100th Anniversary of the profession in 2017-2018. A brief video with Dr. Barbara Kornblau ('77) tells about the event and how you can get involved.