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OTs Presenting Research in Japan!

Three Occupational Therapy Faculty members and their research students have received notification that their presentations have been accepted for the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy to be held June 2014 in Yokohama, Japan.

Dr. Lalit Shah, along with Weekend OT graduates Matt Cash, Moira Hauer, Jessica Mudgett, and Katie Moul, will present a poster based on their research entitled “Life Balance: A Comparative Study of Retired and Working Occupational Therapists”.

Dr. Jennifer Dessoye and 5th year OT students Chelsea Converse, Shannon McSweeny, Lindsay McLaughlin, and Cathryn Steinhoff will be presenting a session on their research project entitled, “The Effectiveness of Handwriting and Visual Motor iPad Apps in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

Dr. Joseph Cipriani, and 2013 graduates Jenna Georgia, Megan McChesney, Megan Stabler, and Jacklyn Tschantz will be presenting their research based poster, “Uncovering the Value and Meaning of a Horticulture Therapy Program for Clients at a Long-Term Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Facility".

This is a very impressive accomplishment for our faculty and students, and we wish them the best while representing the Misericordia Occupational Therapy Program internationally!


MU CLUB ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
In April 2013 Dr. Dawn Evans was awarded MU Club Advisor of the Year for her service to MSOTA, the Misericoridia University Student Occupational Therapy Association. This is a new award. Recipients are selected by the executive officers of student government based on a nomination letter from their club. It is awarded at the Student Services Leadership and Service Awards Dinner.

2013 OT ENTRY LEVEL MS WEEKDAY PROGRAM AWARD
RECIPIENTS:

  • Stephanie Forbes - OT Curricular Award
  • Laine Bishop - OT Fieldwork Award
  • Molly Hearity - Stephen Heater Leadership Award

MSOTA SERVICE AWARD
The Misericordia University Student Association was the recipient of the "Club of the Year" award at the annual MU Service Awards in May 2012.

2012 AOTA SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Alanna Moire Holmgren, an OT senior in the entry level OT BS/MS program, is one of three students nationally who are recipients of the American Occupational Therapy Association's 2012-2013 EK Wise Scholarship. Alanna will receive a monetary scholarship. This announcement is available at the AOTA website at: AOTA Website

2012 OT ENTRY LEVEL MS WEEKDAY PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS:
 

  • Marisa Cooper- OT Curricular Award
  • Jenna Kinzinger- OT Fieldwork Award
  • Devin Koslap- Stephen Heater Leadership Award

2012 OT ENTRY LEVEL MS WEEKEND PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS:
 

  • Beth Gladson – OT Curricular Award
  • Lorraine Beebe and Yun Chung - OT Fieldwork Award.