For Hispanic Heritage Month, Baylor's Robbins College is highlighting a few of our outstanding Hispanic and Latino Americans Bears. Dr. Ricardo Altahif is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Occupational Therapy who champions the importance of underrepresented minorities, particularly Hispanic and Latinos, to the profession and practice of occupational therapy.
On August 8, 2023, Jason R. Carter, PhD, celebrates his one-year anniversary as Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University. In this Q&A, Dean Carter shares his reflections on this past year along with his hopes and vision for the future.
Effective July 1, 2023, Ricardo Altahif, OTD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy (OTD), has been appointed to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for a three-year term.
Using skills developed from her coursework and with the support of her faculty instructor, Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy student Jenna Fanelli partnered with her physical therapist colleague to apply for—and receive—a grant to further collaboration between their two professions.
Dr. Susan Blair, Clinical Assistant Professor, recently published a journal article titled "Influencing Perception of Frailty Risk in Urban and Rural Older Adults."
Lauren Reightler, OTD, is a 2021 graduate of Baylor University's Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and serves as an Occupational Therapist at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Lauren was recently honored with The Bill and Nancy Mason Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services in recognition of her efforts to launch an interdisciplinary post-intensive care unit (ICU) clinic to better support patients transitioning from the ICU back home.
Learn more about the profession of occupational therapy, what occupational therapists do, who they work with, and why this might just be the career for you.
Baylor University's Department Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is proud to announce the candidacy of Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, for AOTA‘s Academic Leadership Council - Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Chairperson. Dr. Davin is a Clinical Assistant Professor within Baylor University's OTD program and is highly experienced in the academic and clinical realms of occupational therapy.
Bridget Scheidler, Clinical Assistant Professor , recently published an article in the Rehab Management, titled, “ALS Home Modification: The Time is Now. ”
Teresa Fair-Field, who serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Baylor University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, recently co-authored an article in the Early Human Development March 2023 issue.
Baylor University Post Professional OTD Program Director, Dr. Kayla Collins, MOT, EdD, OTR/L, has recently been appointed as a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Programme Reviewer for new international educational programs.
With over four decades of combined experience in occupational therapy practice, what drove Katie Brown, Jen Gunn, and Anne Bradley to return to school to earn their Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degrees? For each, a desire to train and equip the next generation of occupational therapists was a significant part of the equation. So today, these three occupational therapists find themselves enrolled in the Post-professional OTD program in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.
Barbara Doucet recently published an article in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy titled, “Occupational Therapy to Improve Activities of Daily Living of People With Parkinson’s Disease.”
Baylor Department of Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce that Kelly Layne, OTD, MOT, OTR/L has accepted the position of OTD Director of Admissions and will be joining the department leadership team effective immediately.
The Baylor University Department of Occupational Therapy would like to extend a warm welcome to Ricardo Altahif, OTD, OTR, CHT, who joined the Department in January 2022 as Clinical Assistant Professor.
The Baylor University Department of Occupational Therapy would like to extend a warm welcome to Jose Rafols, EdD, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, BCTS, who joined the Department in January 2022 as Clinical Lecturer.
The Baylor University Department of Occupational Therapy would like to extend a warm welcome to Jana Hickman, OTD, OTR/L, who joined the Department in January 2022 as Clinical Lecturer.
In this letter to friends, faculty, staff, students, and supporters, Department Chair Marian Gillard shares a number of highlights for Baylor's Department of Occupational Therapy throughout the 2022 year.
Faculty in Baylor University's Department of Occupational Therapy are more than gifted teachers and occupational therapy practitioners. They are also talented researchers and scholars. The 2022 calendar year was marked by an exceptional surge of scholarly work by the Occupational Therapy faculty. Here are a few highlights from throughout the year.
Thanks to a last name that is alphabetically first in line, Kellam Addison McQuitty will become the very first Entry-level OTD graduate when she crosses the commencement stage. In this Q&A, Kellam shares about her experience as a student and the foundational contributions she and her classmates made to an already exceptional occupational therapy program.
The Department of Occupational Therapy in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences received notice in August that the department’s entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree has received full accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
From Kingdom building to sleeping horses to cheering on the Baylor Bears, get to know Jason R. Carter, PhD, new Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, in this Q&A.