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OT News

Mon
Sep
29
The latest edition of the Occupational Therapy program’s annual alumni publication, “OT Matters,” is now available online.
Sat
Sep
27
UW-Madison’s Dorothy Farrar-Edwards took part in the the first Black Women’s Wellness Day held in Wisconsin. The event took place Sept. 20 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison. Farrar-Edwards, who chairs the Department of Kinesiology and is a professor of occupational therapy, led a session called, “Living Well at Every Age: A Special Session for Senior Women.”
Sat
Sep
20
In conjunction with the Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force, students from UW-Madison’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program -- under the supervision of OT clinical instructor Debbie Bebeau -- will be providing fall assessments as part of an inter-professional experience at the Colonial Club, 301 Blankenheim Lane, in Sun Prairie, Wis. In addition to those from UW-Madison’s MSOT program, others from the university’s physical therapy program and nursing students will also take part in the “Only Leaves Should Fall” event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Wed
Sep
10
More than 100 people attended a pizza party thrown by the Department of Kinesiology on Sept. 5 to welcome four new faculty members to the UW-Madison campus. The new faculty members include Brittany Travers, Janet Branchaw, Kristen Pickett and Lisa Cadmus-Bertram.
Wed
Aug
27
UW-Madison’s highly ranked School of Education is in the process of welcoming another cohort of talented new faculty members to campus for the 2014-15 academic year. After bringing in 18 new faculty members in 2012-13 and signing 11 members to its talented roster a year ago, the School is adding nine more faculty members in the upcoming academic year.
Fri
Jul
11
UW-Madison alumna Martha Branson-Banks provided the cover art for the summer 2014 issue of the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Banks, then known as Martha Sue Branson, earned an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the university in 1963 and worked in OT for more than 30 years.
Fri
Jul
04
The latest edition of Learning Connections, the School of Education’s alumni magazine, is now posted online. The cover stories for this most recent issue include a look at The Network, a new project within the School that’s building collaborations between university researchers and educators in the field, and an article showcasing the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is examining some of the most critical issues facing higher education today.
Thu
Jun
12
In her first blog post for Ed Prep Matters, UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood explains how teaching and teacher training are difficult tasks these days. Ed Prep Matters is the official blog of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and Underwood this year is chairing AACTE’s Board of Directors.
Tue
Jun
03
MSOT student Anne Rego was awarded the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Endowed Scholarship from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.
Sun
Jun
01
MSOT student Katie Ehlers presented at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Atlanta on May 15.
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