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Occupational Therapy program’s alumni newsletter, ‘OT Matters,’ available online

September 16, 2015

The latest edition of “OT Matters,” the annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy program, is now available online.

The cover story for this year’s edition features the innovative work of Assistant Professor Kristen Pickett, who is examining new ways to help those with Parkinson’s disease. Among her projects is a unique glass art initiative that collaborates with Helen Lee of UW-Madison's Art Department.

The OT program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.

The Summer 2015 edition of "OT Matters" also includes:

Letter from the Director: Ruth Benedict takes a look back at a successful 2014-15 academic year.

2015 OT Matters CoverOT News and notes: Check out program highlights from the past year.

Faculty publications: Take a look at the important contributions the OT faculty are making to the field.

Student news:  Learn about UW-Madison's Student Occupational Therapy Association and review what SOTA took part in during the 2014-15 academic year.

2015 Thompson Memorial Lecture: Ginny Stoffel, the president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), is delivering the keynote talk.

Featured alum: Betty Hasselkus, who both graduated from UW-Madison and is a professor emeritus at the university, has remained active in occupational therapy for five decades.

Alumni updates: Make sure and keep tabs on the range of exciting news shared by some of your fellow alums.