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OT Summer 2013 E-Newsletter

Dean's Corner

You would be amazed at all the great things happening at the College of Health Professions.  And, we consider you a special part of our success!

Dr. Maralynne Mitcham receives Eleanor Clarke Slagle Award

Maralynne D. Mitcham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor and Assistant Dean received the 2013 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award at the AOTA Conference in San Diego in April.

New OT Division Director:  Dr. Craig Velozo

Dr. Craig Velozo joined the Division of Occupational Therapy as the Division Director on July 1, 2013. Dr. Velozo, a nationally recognized OT educator and researcher, brings with him experience from two highly esteemed and ranked Occupational Therapy Programs: University of Florida and the University of Illinois-Chicago.

The Maralynne D. Mitcham Inaugural Lecture  

The inaugural Maralynne D. Mitcham Lecture and Alumni Luncheon, hosted by The Division of Occupational Therapy and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, was held Friday, July 19, 2013 at MUSC.

Alumni Profile:  Dr. John White | Class of 1978

Hello, fellow alumni and friends of MUSC OT, I’m John White, PhD, OTR/L.  I was one of the first 9 graduates of the OT program at MUSC in 1978, the only male in the class, and I’m grateful for the many lessons I learned from my faculty and classmates that continue to serve me well (hey, it’s time for our 35th reunion!!).

Research Grants

Dr. Michelle Woodbury, PhD, OTR/L (Assistant Professor) - The Center of Rehabilitation Research in Neurological Conditions is the only research center of its kind in South Carolina, and one of the few in the Southeast.

Dr. Patricia Coker-Bolt, P. (PI),  DeLuca, S., Ramey, S., & Woodbury, M. (Co-I) (2013-2014)  MUSC Global Health MUSC Center for Global Health (CGH) pilot grant “Building Global Capacity for Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Low-Income Countries”

Dr. Patricia Coker-Bolt (PI) 5/01/2013 to 4/31/2014) MUSC Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) Pilot Project “The STEP: The Specific Test of Early infant motor Performance” Grant Number: SCTR UL1TR000062.

MUSC Represented in the AOTA Emerging Leaders Development Program 

MUSC OT Adjunct Faculty Member and Alumni from the Class of 2006, Dr. Cristina Smith, OTD, OTR/L, recently completed the Emerging Leaders Development Program sponsored by the AOTA. This experience, which lasted from January thru December 2012, consisted of participation in a leadership workshop at AOTA Headquarters in Bethesda, MD with Dr. Ginny Stoffel, then AOTA Vice President, and Dr. Nancy Stanford-Blair, author of the book “Leading Coherently.”

Island Oak  Buy a Brick Campaign  Planned Giving


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