Tag: Occupational Therapy


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Lauren Crowder Receives Scholarship from Professional Network on Aging

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Occupational Therapy student Lauren Crowder’s love for helping older people grew from her relationship with her grandmother. “I saw firsthand the importance of skilled, caring, and trustworthy health care professionals as she aged and needed increasing support,” she said. “I quickly realized I had a passion for supporting aging individuals to continue to maintain their… Read More


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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Students Host Innovation Showcase

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First-year occupational therapy students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center displayed their own creative takes on therapeutic materials and adaptive equipment during the OT Innovation Showcase today. Students used basic household materials to create products that can be used as therapeutic materials or adaptive equipment for individuals with disabilities. Held in the Madison… Read More


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OT Students Host Third-Annual Rachel Kay Stevens Art Show and Auction

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The lobby of the Madison Plaza at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was transformed into a circus-themed art gallery for the third-annual Rachel Kay Stevens Art Show and Auction Thursday. The art show raises funds for the Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, the only student run, pro bono OT clinic in the Mid-South.… Read More


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OT Chair Anne Zachry Completes Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School

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Early in her career as an occupational therapist, Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, was involved in treating a 3-year-old patient who sustained a traumatic brain injury that resulted in the child having upper extremity weakness and persistent tremors, making even the most basic daily tasks difficult. Dr. Zachry, now chair of the Occupational Therapy Department in… Read More


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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Students Host Art Show to Benefit Pro Bono OT Clinic

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Rachel Alderton, a second-year occupational therapy student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, decided to volunteer to plan this year’s Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Art Show and Auction after an interaction with a child who had a painting at last year’s event. “Last year, I went to the art show for the… Read More


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Sarah Caldwell Receives $3,000 Scholarship From the Professional Network Network on Aging

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For the second year in a row, a UTHSC occupational therapy (OT) student has been awarded a one time, $3,000 scholarship from the Professional Network on Aging, a community organization dedicated to assisting the geriatric population in Memphis. In addition to the scholarship, recipients also received a one-year membership to the organization. This year’s recipient,… Read More


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The Story of Her Life: UTHSC Alumna Helps Others Overcome Through OT

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Caroline Dickey says she’s a walking billboard for her profession. A 2017 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Master of Occupational Therapy program, Dickey says OT is about adapting, working with what you have, and figuring out how to do what you want to do. “That’s the story of my life,” she… Read More


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UTHSC Occupational Therapy Professor Writes Second Book on Back-to-Basics Parenting

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In 2013, when Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, wrote her first book about back-to-basics parenting of babies, she queried many publishers before the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) accepted it for publication. That book, “Retro Baby,” was so popular that the AAP asked Dr. Zachry, a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at… Read More