July 7, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
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Associate Professor Christine Raber, Ph.D., left, and
Master of Occupational Therapy student Jan Hager, presented
a poster on the role of occupational therapy in community
fall prevention and the Ross/Scioto counties SHIP programs
on May 1 at The American Occupational Therapy Association’s
90th Annual Occupational Therapy Conference and Expo in
SSU Occupational Therapy Faculty Attends Florida
Several Shawnee State University faculty members and one
student attended The American Occupational Therapy
Association’s 90th Annual Occupational Therapy Conference
and Expo in Orlando, Fla. in May.
Debra Scurlock, Ph.D., director of the Master of
Occupational Therapy program at SSU; Christine Raber, Ph.D.,
associate professor; Ed Kehres, Ph.D., assistant professor;
Kim Vicars, director of Occupational Therapy Assistant
program; Lisa Whitten, instructor; and Jan Hager, MOT
student, attended the conference.
Raber presented a poster for the Expo about a research
project on the role of occupational therapy in community
fall prevention and the Ross/Scioto counties SHIP programs.
Scurlock went to the conference a day earlier to attend a
special workshop for directors.
“It is a
great time to catch up on anything new in the world of
occupational therapy,” Scurlock said. “I wanted to know how
the other schools were doing and their pass rates on the
exams to see where we stand in the country. I think our
students are as good as or better than most.”