Scholarship

November 13, 2017

Drs. Jennifer Moore and Paige Reynolds – Proposal Funded

Drs. Jennifer Moore and Paige Reynolds (from UCA English) were funded $3,000 from the UCA Foundation for their proposal “Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Inclusivity Initiative”. 

November 13, 2017

Mrs. Brittany Saviers – Invited Guest Speaker
Brittany Saviers was an invited guest speaker on the occupational therapy podcast, Glass Half Full: Occupational Therapy Talk, where she led a conversation about the psychosocial implications of childhood obesity and OT’s role in this area.
Saviers, B. (2017, November 4). The Psychosocial Impact of Childhood Obesity. [Audio podcast].  Glass Half Full: Occupational Therapy Talk. Retrieved from http://glasshalffullot.com/podcast/psychosocial-impact-of-childhood-obesity/

October 7, 2017

Dr. Veronica Rowe Presenting –

Proud and excited for Dr. Rowe’s upcoming presentation at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Annual Conference!

August 30, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Tina Mankey!

Tina A. Mankey, Ed.D, OTR/L was invited to present, The Role of Occupational Therapy in Post-Secondary Transition, at the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Transition Counselor Training: Building Our Bridge to Success. The conference was held on August 24-25, 2017 at the 4-H Center in Ferndale, AR.

August 1, 2017

Dr. Rowe’s Manuscript Accepted!

Dr. Rowe’s manuscript “Task Oriented Training and Evaluation at Home (TOTE Home)” was accepted to OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health.

July 17, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Rowe!

Dr. Rowe has been selected to be an editorial board member of both the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Open Access journal, and the Journal of Neurology Forecast.

July 17, 2017

Dr. Rowe and Colleagues from the CHBS Present at the ASHA Conference

Evaluating Interprofessional Education on Swallowing & Feeding. Paramby, T., Rowe, V., Roofe, N., Jones, L., and Kubinski, K. Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, November 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California..

June 30, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Moore Presents

Moore, J.A. (2017, June).   How engagement in a performing arts program creates therapeutic success.  Invited presentation at the North Carolina START Conference, Asheville, NC.

June 2, 2017

Dr. Rowe presents “Dr. Joe Black Lecture”

Being an Interdisciplinary Professional: What is it and what does it look like?. Rowe, V.T. Dr Joe Black Lecture Award presenter at the 2017 Rehab Essentials, Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy
PT 657: Professionalism – The Doctoring Profession weekend seminar. University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, May 21, 2017.

May 18, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Paschal: IPE Manuscript Accepted in the JOTE

Arvin, M. K., George-Paschal, L.A., Pitonyak, J.A., & Dunbar, S. (2017). Interprofessional education: Theoretical and practical considerations for occupational therapy Educators. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.

May 15, 2017

Abstract Accepted

Dr. Rowe is part of an interprofessional group of scholars whose abstract was accepted for CAB VI 2017 to be held in Alberta, Canada! Title: Peer Teaching During an Interprofessional Simulation Experience.

April 25, 2017

CHBS Research Poster Symposium

The Class of 2018 did a fantastic job representing the OT department as they presented their research at the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Research Poster Symposium Tuesday afternoon. Way to go, OT!

April 21, 2017

Dr. Traywick’s Recent Scholarship
LaVona Traywick, Ph.D

LaVona Traywick, Ph.D

Presentations:

Dr. LaVona Traywick represented the UCA OT Department  April 6-9, 2017 as she gave an invited guest presentation and supported two students who gave peer-reviewed posters presentations at the Southern Gerontological Society’s 2017 Spring Conference in Asheville, NC.

Mitchelle, Jim; Rosenberg, Ed; Traywick, LaVona; Rowles, Graham; Baumhover, Lorin (April 2017) “Gerontology and SGS: The View from the Back Seat,” Invited Guest Presentation for the joint session of the Council of Presidents Symposium, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC

Hutchinson, Machenzie (OT Student); Traywick, LaVona; Griffin, Terry (April 2017) “OT Student’s Knowledge of Aging and Anticipated Professional Population Choice,” Poster Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC

McAfee, Anna Laura (Music Major, Honor’s College Student); Traywick LaVona (April 2017) “Interactive Music During Bathing Activities for Persons with Dementia,” Poster Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC

Publications:

Washburn, L., Traywick, L., Copeland, L., Vincent, J. (2017). Extension Wellness Ambassadors: Individual Effects of Participation in a Health-Focused Master Volunteer Program. Journal of Extension Vol. 55 (2)

Washburn, L.T.; Cornell, C. E.; Traywick, L. S.; Felix, H. C.; Phillips, M.E. (2017) “Barriers and Facilitators to Adoption of a Lay-Delivered Community-Based Strength Training Program for Women in Rural Areas” American Journal Of Health Education Vol. 0 , Iss. 0,0 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19325037.2017.1292970

April 5, 2017

Presentations at the AGS Spring Conference

Dr. LaVona Traywick and Mrs. Brittany Saviers represented the UCA OT Department today as they gave invited presentations at the Arkansas Gerontological Society’s 2017 Spring Conference in Little Rock.
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Fields, E. B., & Traywick, L. (2017, April). Grandparents as our superheroes: Teaching appreciation of elders through art. Invited presentation at the Arkansas Gerontological Society Spring Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Saviers, B. (2017, April). If Dr. Seuss taught health care ethics 101. Invited presentation at the Arkansas Gerontological Society Spring Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Saviers-Healthcare Ethics

Mrs. Brittany Saviers – Addressing healthcare ethics

 

March 28, 2017

Faculty & Students Present at AOTA Conference in Philadelphia this week!

Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal and alumni

Bilics, A., George-Paschal, L., Gupta, J., & James, A.  (2017, April).  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning institute conducted at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Casey Stewart, OTR/L and Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal

Casey Stewart, OTR/L, MS and Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal

Stewart, C., & George-Paschal, L. (2017, April).  Barriers to reentry into society:  Listening to parolee’s perceptions.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Casey Stewart is an alumnus of the UCA OT program.

Dr. Elizabeth LeQuieu and Dr. Jennifer Moore

LeQuieu, E., & Moore, J. (2017, April).  The Intersection of Health Literacy and Occupational Therapy Practice.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Tina Mankey and alumni

Mankey, T., Hollenbeck, J., & Trujillo, C. (2017, April).  Where are we now? State and national efforts in secondary transition.   Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Mankey, T., & Stoops, C. (2017, April).  Media monsters: Promotion of health and wellness with elementary students.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Cody Stoops is an alumnus of the UCA OT program. 

Dr. Letha Mosley, OT students, and Dr. Jennifer Moore

Mosley, L., Gray, O., Turner, E., Vericker, A., George, C., & Moore, J.  (2017, April).  Use of a driving simulator for community mobility: Effects of noninvasive methods to address simulator adaptation syndrome in adult drivers.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Olivia Gray, Emily Turner, Alex Vericker, and Cindy George are current UCA OT students.

Mosley, L., Van Camp, S., Rice, R., & Moore, J. (2017, April).  Practical application of the occupational therapy practice framework to observed performance on the four step square test to determine falls efficacy.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Sarah Van Camp and Rachel Rice are current UCA OT students. 

Mrs. Brittany Saviers

Saviers, B. (2017, April).  The psychosocial impact of childhood obesity. Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

March 30, 2017

Getting an Early Start at the AOTA Conference!AOTA Conf Breakfast

Early morning at AOTA Conference for the International Breakfast: World Federation of Occupational Therapists – Partnering for Success. #OTCentennial #AOTA2017

March 23, 2017

Dr. Veronica Rowe – Accepted for Publication

“The Functional Test of the Hemiparetic Upper Extremity (FTHUE) – A Rasch Analysis with Theoretical Implications,” has been accepted for publication in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Authors:  Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, Carolee J. Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA, and Michelle L. Woodbury, PhD, OTR/L

Congratulations Veronica!

March 10, 2017

Congratulations Dr. LaVona Traywick and Ms. Anna Laura McAfee
Dr. LaVona Traywick and Ms. Anna Laura McAfee (Junior Music Major/Honors College Student) are Co-PI’s on the Blue& You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas $1,000 mini-grant awarded to the University of Central Arkansas for Ms. McAfee’s Honors College research project “Interactive Music During Bathing for Persons with Dementia.” A poster presentation on their preliminary research has also been accepted to the Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting in April 2017 in Ashville, North Carolina.

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March 10, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Paschal

Dr. Lorrie Paschal receives a summer stipend for “Benefits of a Mentoring Program for Adolescents Assigned to the Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court”.

March 10, 2017

Congratulations Dr. LeQuieuElizabeth Graduates

Dr. Elizabeth LeQuieu earned an Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies from UCA in December 2016. Her dissertation entitled: “The Influence of Health Literacy on Occupational Therapy practice” explored how health literacy is addressed in practice.