News

Monday, May 15, 2017

Professor Paws Graduates

Among our graduates this week, we had the pleasure to award Niko with his ‘dog-torate’ at the OU-Tulsa Graduation on Tuesday evening!

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Anyone facing major surgery likely knows that rehabilitation may be necessary after the procedure – physical therapy to strengthen muscles and regain mobility, for example.

But what about “prehabilitation”?  The concept of prehabilitation is gaining traction in health care. In essence, prehabilitation means using the concepts of rehabilitation before a patient undergoes surgery.

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After 31 years of dedicated service to the University of Oklahoma and the profession of occupational therapy, Dr. Toby Hamilton has retired. A 1980 graduate of the occupational therapy program, Dr. Hamilton started her career with the Department of Occupational Therapy as instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator in 1985.  Since then, she has served the program in just about every capacity imaginable, including the Academic Program Director for 12 years.  Dr. Hamilton mentored numerous students to become the best occupational therapists they can, and faculty to become better educators and scholars. She has touched many lives and has made a lasting impression on the profession of occupational therapy.

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As part of their final check-out in the upper extremity orthopedics class coordinated by Dr. Randall and Dr. Ciro, the OT students descended upon the OUHSC and Bartlesville Dental Hygiene Clinics to offer ergonomic assessment and consultation. 
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We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Martha J. Ferretti Endowed Scholarship in Rehabilitation Sciences, in honor of Marti Ferretti, professor and chairperson in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Inaugural Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Two College of Allied Health OT students were named as inaugural Albert Schweitzer Fellows – they are among 11 local graduate students from universities in Tulsa to receive this honor. Meredith Wyatt and Paul Abbey, second-year master of occupational therapy students were selected from a large field of applicants for this prestigious fellowship. 

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What is the GREAT Symposium?

GREAT is an acronym for Graduate Research Education and Technology Symposium. For the past 40 years, students at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have showcased their original research at the GREAT Symposium. Students and postdoctoral fellows compete for travel grants to present their research at national scientific meetings.

All current Graduate College students and those graduating in the 2015-16 academic year are eligible to partipate.  In order to redeem GREAT travel award winnings, individuals who have graduated must present proof that they will be presenting the research conducted while a student at the OUHSC and not previously presented at GREAT. Graduates in a postdoctoral position must participate in the postdoctoral fellow competition.

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Our Occupational and Physical Therapy students have been busy at the Oklahoma Methodist Manor facilitating fitness testing to help seniors enjoy an active lifestyle. 

Watch to learn more!

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The Doctor of Science degree in rehabilitation sciences is a postprofessional degree that builds on students’ entry-level education and subsequent education and clinical experiences. The goal of the program is to prepare occupational therapists and physical therapists to become leaders in practice and scholarly practitioners with advanced clinical reasoning and skills in a specialty area. 
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2016 Spinal Manipulation Courses Offered

March 3 - 5 and March 6 - 7
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Drs. Kolobe and Pidcoe’s SIPPC  was one of 13 inventions from companies, universities, government agencies and independent inventors selected by a juried panel to participate in the festival at the Smithsonian and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2015 Innovation Festival.

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Second year Occupational Therapy student Paul Abbey and Occupational Therapy faculty member accompanied OU-Tulsa’s Center for Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) team to Swaziland, Africa to work with The Luke Commission (TLC), an agency that provides comprehensive healthcare to rural areas.  
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Groundbreaking for the new OU Physical Therapy clinic which will be imbedded in the new Tandy Family YMCA recently took place in Tulsa.
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