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OT Researcher Joins 3D PPE Printing Effort at USC

OT Researcher Joins 3D PPE Printing Effort at USC

When the notice of a personal protection equipment(PPE) shortage came out during the current epidemic, Sook-Lei Liew, PhD, OTR/L, started looking for ways to help. As Assistant Professor and Director of the Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at USC, she and her team uses 3D printing to fabricate parts, such as those for their brain-computer interface project for stroke rehabilitation.

With her highly sought-after medical 3D printing experience, she joined over 150 faculty, students and alumni at USC, including fellow OTs, who are printing PPE designs approved for clinical use. They are part of a larger unified effort, along with several architecture firms and nonprofits, supplying parts to USC’s Keck Hospital who assembles, sterilizes, and distributes the finished PPEs.

“As an OT, I worked closely with our amazing heroic clinical OTs at USC Keck Hospital who would be using the PPE to see what they needed/preferred,” said Liew.

The PPE’s, such as N95 replacement masks and face shields, are utilized not only onsite at Keck, but also supplied throughout LA county, Cedars Sinai, local clinics, with an effort underway to ship to other places where they are needed such as New York.

“It is great to be a part of this massive effort,” said Liew, ”it is very exciting to see such a large community mobilize.”

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Selected Previous Initiatives of the AOTF

The Center for Outcomes Research and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago

1994-2002

The Center for Outcomes Research and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, funded in 1994 and supported through 2003, developed outcomes studies and generated evidence upon which to base effective practice. Since 1994, CORE doctoral and post-doctoral fellows have generated over $11 million in funding. The concept of a scholarship of practice has generated two new international efforts in London and Stockholm to replicate CORE's idea of advancing and documenting the outcomes of practice. Notably, these efforts bring together scholars and practitioners in a common effort.CORE sponsored a series of events at the 2002 AOTA Annual Conference in Miami and a one-day institute at the AOTA Council on Education Program Directors' Meeting in November 2002. CORE and AOTF sponsored a scientific panel on Participatory Action Research at the AOTA Annual Conference in June 2003.

Program for the Study of Habits, Health, and Society

1999-2007

From 1999 to 2007, the AOTF Institute sponsored three interdisciplinary conferences to enable scholarly exploration of the construct of human habit and its role in everyday life. 

The third of these conference, "Habits III," convened in January 2007 and involved eighty-nine scholars representing twelve fields and disciplines. The proceedings of this conference, entitled Habit and Rehabilitation: Promoting Participation, are available through the publisher SLACK, Inc. as the supplement to the fall 2007 issue of OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health. 

Task Force on Occupation in Societal Crises

2002

Task Force on Occupation in Societal Crises, created in 2002 in response to the attack on 9/11, linked occupational therapy perspectives to societal networks that help people manage stress and create a healthy balance through meaningful occupation.