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Dr. Gary Kielhofner Doctoral Research Scholarship in Occupational Therapy

The demand for occupational therapy grows every day; demand for OT services, demand for OT professionals, and demand for OT evidence. 

To meet this demand, AOTF is committed to advancing the science of OT, supporting research that addresses areas of critical need to the profession and increasing the future resarch workforce. 

Now, the Dr. Gary Kielhofner Doctoral Scholarship in Occupational Therapy will assist emerging OT scientists obtain their degrees. This scholarship, the first of its kind, will provide an excelent opportunity to grow the resaerch workforce andhelp meet the demands on OTs to deliver quality care. 

Dr. Gary Kielhofner, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA, was one of the most influential and transformational figures in occupational therapy. Central to Gary's devotion to the science of OT was the development of new research talent. Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams

AOTF is pleased to honor Gary's life and legacy with this special scholarship.

 

Please make a gift to help us support the future of OT, strengthen evidence-based practice and improve the quality of care. Your generosity will secure this scholarship for generations of OTs. 

Make a Gift to Support Future OT Research Leaders

 

Learn about the Kielhofner Scholarship

Campaign deadline:  September 30, 2020.

 

 

The Dr. Gary Kielhofner Scholarship Campaign Committee

Kris Barnekow

Kris Barnekow

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Charles Christiansen

Charles Christiansen

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Winnie Dunn

Winnie Dunn

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Marcia Kielhofner

Marcia Kielhofner

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Jessica Kramer

Jessica Kramer

Dr. Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida. Dr. Kramer’s occupational therapy practice experience is with enabling children and youth ages 3 to 20 with multiple, severe disabilities to participate and learn in a public school setting. Dr. Kramer’s research draws upon theoretical concepts and methodologies from occupational therapy, disability studies, education and rehabilitation to partner with youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the development and evaluation of rehabilitation products, develop community-based interventions that equip youth with I/DD and their families with the skills to identify and resolve environmental barriers to participation, and design high quality patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) using contemporary measurement approaches.

As a former trainee of Dr. Kielhofner, and a former recipient of the AOTF Dissertation Research Grant, she  can attest to the significant impact that the Dr. Gary Kielhofner Doctoral Research Scholarship can have on the career of an emerging scholar. 

Jane O'Brien

Jane O'Brien

Jane O’Brien is Professor at the University of New England in Portland, Maine.  Dr. O’Brien received her doctorate from the University of South Carolina and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University.  She uses the Model of Human Occupation as the foundation for therapeutic reasoning courses and research on pediatric issues and outcomes, such as motor control and motor learning, self-efficacy, and play. Dr. O’Brien is author of Introduction to OT and co-editor of Case-Smith’s OT for Children and Adolescents, Pediatric Skills for OT Assistants, and Occupational Analysis and Group Process.  

Marjorie Scaffa

Marjorie Scaffa

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