OT Summer 2013 E-Newsletter
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!
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.
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.
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!!).
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 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.”