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Reaching Out

International Programs

Educational exchange with Kitasato University in Sagamihara, Japan. Students from Jefferson and Kitasato visit each other's university programs and exchange ideas, knowledge, and fun! Two OT students participated in the exchange this year with their colleagues from Physical Therapy and Radiologic Sciences, traveling to Japan in March 2010. Together with their PT and RS colleagues, they will present about their experiences at a special event on April 5.

Summer 2007 Visit to South Africa Dr. Roseann Schaaf and two graduate students meet OT leaders from South Africa when Dr. Schaaf presented at the 16th Congress of the South African Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions in Capetown.

Service Projects

Project HOME St. Elizabeth's Honickman learning center after school program

  • Stephen B. Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Shelley Wallock, DrPH, OTR/L

Service to the Occupational Therapy Profession

Editorial Board, OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health

  • Roseann Schaaf, PhD,OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Director of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Pennsylvania – Delaware Geriatric Education Center. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

  • Stephen B. Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for the American Occupational Therapy Association

  • Arlene Lorch, MS, OTR/L, CHES

The Pennsylvania Model: Developing a continuing education program for occupational therapists who provide care to families and persons with dementia

  • Janice Burke, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Laura Gitlin, PhD