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Janice P. Burke, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Janice P. Burke, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Dean, Jefferson School of Health Professions

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901 Walnut Street
Room 601E
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9606
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Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR/L
Clinical Director, Jefferson Elder Care
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Jefferson School of Health Professions

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130 South 9th Street
Suite 644
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9509
(215) 923-2475 fax

Staff

Abbott-Gaffney

Cynthia Abbott-Gaffney
Occupational Therapist

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130 South 9th Street
Suite 647
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-6791
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Gina Collier

Gina Collier
Occupational Therapist

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130 South 9th Street
Suite 647
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-6791
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Marita Flynn

Marita Flynn
Occupational Therapist, Pew Charitable Trust Grant Project

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130 South 9th Street
Suite 648
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-7748
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Helen Jones

Helen Jones
Administrative Assistant

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130 South 9th Street
Suite 647
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-4716
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Faculty, Department of Occupational Therapy
Jefferson School of Health Professions

E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L

E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
Director, BS/MS OT Program

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901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9608
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Arlene Lorch OTD, OTR/L, CHES

Arlene Lorch OTD, OTR/L, CHES
Assistant Professor

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901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9608
(215) 503-3499 fax

Tracey Vause-Earland, MS, OTR/L

Tracey Vause-Earland, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

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901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9608
(215) 503-3499 fax

Medical Advisors

Barry W. Rovner, MD

Barry W. Rovner, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Director of Clinical Alzheimer's Disease Research at the Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Rovner graduated Jefferson Medical College in 1980 and completed his residency in Psychiatry and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1985. His clinical research concerns neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and vision disorders such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The focus in both disorders is to test novel interventions to improve cognition, prevent depression and enhance
quality of life.

Christine A. Arenson, MD

Christine A. Arenson, MD is assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Research and scholarly interests include developing enhanced educational opportunities for medical students to learn geriatrics. Dr. Arenson is involved in community-based partnerships to provide comprehensive services to low-income seniors, and developing outcomes tools to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs. Areas of clinical expertise include family medicine and geriatrics. Educational administrative experience includes coordinating geriatrics curricula for family medicine residents and serving as assistant director for fellowships in the Department of Family Medicine.