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OT News

Fri
May
20
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored earlier this month with awards supported by the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). Those from across the School of Education receiving Vilas recognition are: Geoffrey Borman, Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, David Shaffer, Jin-Wen Yu, Jim Escalante, Lesley Bartlett and Li-Ching Ho.
Thu
Apr
21
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Larson helped secure a grant for Madison's Elvehjem Elementary School titled, “Active Classroom Engagement (ACE).” This project ­–- which is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools -– is designed to create movement-permissive classrooms to accommodate students’ natural need to be more active.
Wed
Apr
20
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle ​during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Sat
Apr
16
Faculty and staff from across UW-Madison’s School of Education gathered at the Art Lofts on Wednesday, April 6, to share updates and highlight faculty collaborations through the School's Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grant program. The group highlighted progress with innovation across disciplines supported by RITI funds, as well as new School collaborations that have emerged.
Fri
Apr
08
The School of Education recently launched a new Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- to help students more easily discover all that our highly ranked School has to offer. In all, the School's Summer Term website highlights more than 150 unique courses focused around the arts, education and health. Make sure and check out this information today, as enrollment for Summer Term is already underway.
Thu
Apr
07
Researchers with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology received funding through a new UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative designed to jump-start innovative interdisciplinary projects across the UW-Madison campus. Led by principal investigator Gary Diffee, the project is titled, “Human Exercise Research Core Facility to Serve the Broader Campus.” It’s one of just 14 projects chosen from 134 submitted proposals.
Fri
Apr
01
UW-Madison’s Brittany Travers is receiving a 2015 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, the foundation announced in a news release on April 1. Travers will use her funding for a project titled, “Beyond the Cerebrum: Multimodal Imaging of the Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Travers is a faculty member with the occupational therapy program in the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. She also heads the Motor and Brain Development Lab at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center.
Mon
Mar
21
Research indicates that caregivers of autistic children, who often face a lack of support and a range of daily obstacles, are the most stressed among those who care for kids with disabilities. In an effort to help these caregivers improve their wellbeing, UW-Madison's Elizabeth Larson and her research teams have developed a program, “5Minutes4Myself (5M4M),” that includes interactive coaching and a smartphone-based app that provides mindfulness podcasts, goal tracking and other habit-building features.
Thu
Mar
17
UW-Madison’s Sabrina Hilton recently was able to meet U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin during fieldwork practicum work in Washington, D.C. Hilton is pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy (OT) from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. This program requires students to complete two, three-month clinical rotations practicing in the OT field. But Hilton elected to have a third fieldwork experience and is working for the American Occupational Therapy Association in Bethesda, Maryland, as a member of AOTA’s Federal Affairs team.
Wed
Mar
16
For the third consecutive year, UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings released March 16. According to the "2017 Best Education Schools" index, the U.S. News graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fourth overall, behind only Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Last year, UW-Madison ranked fifth overall.
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