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Debra Tupe named to Institute of Latin American Studies.









Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture:
“A Fork in the Road:
An Occupational Hazard?”

Presented by Dr. Glen Gillen

Friday April 26   4:45-6:30 PM


Columbia’s Alumni & Friends Reception
Join us in our celebration!

Friday April 26   9:00-11:00 PM




Awards Ceremony

Saturday April 28  
5:30-6:30 PM

Dr. Ashwini Rao, Roster of Fellows


Papers / Posters*



PO 1001 Thu, Apr 25, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Poster #1001

A collaborative study between occupational therapy students and therapists on the development and interrater reliability of the Cognitive Screen for Grooming (CSG).  Marianne H. Mortera1, PhD, OTR/L, Rachael Angstadt3, Christina Davis3, Karen Hsu3, Teresa Mak3, Caris Wood3

Thu, Apr 25, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Short Course #128

Improving Participation in Meaningful Occupations of Clients With Multiple Sclerosis Through Clutter Management. Jennifer Kalina4, MS, OTR/L, CCRC, MSCS

Thursday April 25th 12:30-3:30 Workshop #114

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Are Good Intentions Enough? Creating Occupational Therapy Partnerships Grounded in Mutuality and Respect.
  Debra Tupe1 PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Thursday April 25
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Research in Progress #2001

The Effect of Music Upper Limb Therapy - Integrated (MULT-I) intervention on Stroke Recovery. Dan Geller, MS, OTR1,2, Preeti Raghavan, Alan Turry, Viswanath Aluru, Nina Guerrero

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
9:00 - 10:30 AM

Poster # 2056

Cognitive Rehabilitation Benefits Clients With Multiple Sclerosis Only if They are Active Participants in the Program.  Jennifer Kalina4, MS, OTR/L, CCRC, MSCS

Fri, Apr 26, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Short Course #228

Evidence-Based Literature Review on Occupational Therapy and Adults With Stroke.  Dawn Nilsen1 EdD, OTR/L, Glen Gillen1 EdD, OTR/L, Jessica Attridge3, Erasmia Banakos3,  Dan Geller2 MS, OTR1, Kimberly Hreha2 MS, OTR1, Marie Morgan3, Ellen Osei2 MS, OTR1, Ghazala Saleem2 MS, OTR1, Lauren Winterbottom3, Wesley York3

Sat, Apr 27, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Poster  #7012          

Ecologically valid instrument development: Innovation in Structured Functional Cognitive Assessment (SFCA) for clients with acquired brain injury.  Marianne H. Mortera1, PhD, OTR/L

Sat, Apr 27, 12:30 - 2:30 PM Poster #7062


Standardized Procedure for Assessing and Treating Spatial Neglect: The Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process and the Kessler Foundation Prism Adaptation Treatment.   Kimberly P. Hreha2, OTR.

 Sat, Apr 27, 12:30 - 2:30 PM Poster #7004


Step it Out Together: Building New Communication Patterns.

Emily Raphael-Greenfield1 EdD, OTR/L, Phyllis Simon1 , Kathi Ice3, OTS, Lisa Jasienowski3, OTS, Emily Querna3,  Marianna Sica3,  Lauren Winterbottom3, Wesley York3

Sat, Apr 27, 4:00- 5:30 PM

Short Course #358

Manual Ability Measure: A Client Centered and Function Based Assessment in the Adult Rehabilitation Setting (Physical Disability Special Interest Section Annual Program). Christine C. Chen1, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA1, Anissa E. Hills, MOT, OTR/L, Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, CHT



*1Columbia faculty, 2Columbia doctoral  students, 3Columbia MS students, 4Columbia alumni lecturers



Meet Dr. Christine Chen

Join us in welcoming our newest faculty member, Dr. Christine Chen. Dr. Chen has a wide range of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, including neurological and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, and assessment and intervention in infants and school age children.


Sharon Gutman named AJOT's Editor-in-Chief


Dr. Glen Gillen presents the Slagle Lecture on April 26


AOTA Gives Prestigious Awards to Our Faculty


Following Hurricane Sandy, classes for OT will resume on Thursday Nov 1


Happy Holidays! Our offices will reopen on 1/2/13


OT Alumni and Friends Party at AOTA, April 26


Dr. Dawn Nilsen receives pilot grant from NYSOTA


Dr. C. Chen is co-investigator on a study funded by The Center for Injury Epidemiology & Prevention


Dr. Glen Gillen will present his Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture

An invitation to our Occupational Therapy community.




Prof. Emily Raphael and Dr. Janet Falk-Kessler receive grant to serve the homeless population


OT Students featured in Journal News article on AFYA


Columbia at AOTA Conference


Tamar Kalina Class of 2004 received front page coverage in OT Practice


Columbia's Debra Tupe, PhD, OTR is AOTA's Special Event Speaker for the International Breakfast


Dr. Emily Raphael-Greenfield presents at Grand Rounds for Center of Homeless Prevention Studies


Dr. Glen Gillen to present at the AOTA Specialy Conference on Stroke


OT Student Wins on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire


Dr. Patricia Miller receives Garvey Grant


Glen Gillen publishes his new book on Cognition


Debra Tupe named to Institute of Latin American Studies.


Visiting Professor Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. to speak on Health Behavior Change


Faculty Members Raphael and Falk-Kessler featured in TodayinOT


Columbia at 2010 AOTA Conference


Columbia at 2010 WFOT Conference in Chile


OT Students at Commencement


Danielle Katz selected to run for CHAIR of ASD


Columbia at AOTA Conference


Memorial Service for Dr. Barbara Neuhaus


Professors Kane and Falk-Kessler describe OT for P&S Journal; Former student highlighted


Dr. Glen Gillen is Plenary Speaker at AOTA Adult Cognition Specialty Conference


Dr. Debra Tupe named to 2012 Roster of Fellows


Watch instructor Danielle Butin on the Katie Couric Show. Scroll down to the section on Haiti.


Millionairre? Click here for a


Students highlighted in Health Outreach Newsletter


Columbia at AOTA Conference


Dr. Sharon Gutman named to Roster of Fellows


Columbia Occupational Therapist / Instructor Matt Ganulin featured in NY Times video


Student Grace Chen named by AOTA as an Emerging Leader


Faculty involved in Stem Cell Clinical Trial


Sipporah Tracer, '10, speaks at Commencement


Dr. Christine Chen featured in OT Advance


Graduate Rahsaan Holly featured in ABC news story:African Mom Gets New Arms


Dr. Glen Gillen named by TWU to hold the 2011 Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship.


Columbia hosts NYSOTA Conference


The Motivator: The Alumni Magazine


Jeff Tomlinson Wins Award


Dr. Chen's MAM gets cover story in Advance for OT


Another article on Dr. Chen's MAM


Deb Tupe is featured in Rehab Medicine Newsletter


Sharon Gutman publishes new edition of her Neuroscience reference book


Dr. Glen Gillen named Distinguished Lecturer


Graduate Student Tamar Gold is featured in the Homelessness Resource Center publication


Graduate Student Megan Bartok featured in AFYA Foundation Newsletter: see Healing Through Help


4 OT students in CUMC's production of The Vagina Monologues!


OT Students in CUMC Dance Production


Six OT Students get Air Time on the Today Show: See photo above!


Alison Behm-Daponte '10 and Columbia OT featured in article


OT Keynote Graduation Speaker, Emily Gerson Saines, wins the EMMY for best picture: Temple Grandin


Gold Level Status-- AOTA gives our student body Gold Level Status in the Student Membership Circle


Continuing Education Survey


Jena Morreale, MS OTR, '05 featured on ABC News


Professors Mortera and Tupe receive recognitions


Graduate Willow Rossi, '04, featured in newspaper for pet therapy


Columbia OT, AFYA, and Haiti


Our Programs very own YouTube channel


Dr. Sharon Gutman publishes new edition of her Neurologic Screening book


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