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OT News

Fri
Mar
24
The School of Education's Kristen Pickett was selected to join UW-Madison’s BIRCWH Scholars Program. BIRCWH is an acronym for building interdisciplinary research careers in women's health. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health as a K-12 institutional training grant and structured mentoring program for junior faculty who conduct women’s health or sex/gender-based research. Pickett’s proposed training project is titled, "Examining the effects of social engagement on exercise outcomes: In-home cycling for underserved women of Wisconsin.”
Fri
Mar
17
UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a great opportunity to get ahead in one’s studies or stay on track for graduation -– while still leaving time to savor the best of summer. The School of Education is a campus leader in offering Summer Term classes, and in 2017 is making available more than 125 unique courses, including many that are online. Visit the School of Education’s Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- and check out the range of courses available that speak directly to students’ interests and satisfy their academic needs.
Tue
Mar
14
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
Tue
Feb
07
Students with UW-Madison's occupational therapy and nursing programs are gaining valuable experience working together in interprofessional learning sessions led by the School of Education's Debbie Bebeau, the School of Nursing's Paula Jarzemksy and other faculty members. A report on this topic, headlined "Teaching Teamwork," appears in the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the School of Nursing's alumni magazine (See pages 4-6). The article is written by Jennifer Garrett.
Fri
Dec
23
Eight students with UW-Madison’s master of science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) Program had their “Critically Appraised Paper” accepted for online publication in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Evidence Exchange. The faculty advisor for each of these papers was Karla Ausderau, an assistant professor of occupational therapy with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The Evidence Exchange is a grass roots member effort to engage practitioners, educators, students and researchers in both the "Critically Appraised Paper" submission and review process.
Sun
Dec
18
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Wed
Dec
14
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Fall 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. This issue's cover story focuses on Literacy by the Lakes, a project that connects literacy faculty and graduate students from the School of Education with school districts across Wisconsin.
Mon
Dec
12
UW-Madison Professor Emerita Betty R. Hasselkus is being honored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as one of the 100 Influential People in the 100-year history of OT. Hasselkus is a longtime faculty member with the occupational therapy program within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. AOTA will be celebrating its centennial at its Annual Conference in Philadelphia March 30 to April 2, 2017.
Wed
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards received the 2016 Investigator of the Year award from the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Farrar-Edwards is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the Department of Kinesiology. The award recognizes Farrar-Edwards' important research and presentation at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, which took place in Toronto in July. The presentation was titled: “Connecting the Dots: Meeting the Diagnostic and Treatment Needs of Underserved Urban African American Elders with Memory Loss."
Fri
Dec
02
A team of scholars from UW-Madison published an article examining how exercise interventions that are rooted in meaningful activity may be especially beneficial to helping adults with Parkinson’s disease. The report, which appears in the latest OT Practice magazine, is headlined, “Dancing the Tango: Promoting Exercise as Meaningful Activity for Adults with Parkinson Disease.” The article is authored by faculty, staff and students with the occupational therapy program, which is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
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