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The 20th annual Celebration of Scholarship, took place Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Science in Dallas.

“Creating the Evidence for Practice: Personal Trek of Methodology Beginning in the Clinic.”

Pi Theta Epsilon- Dallas Chapter was proud to host Dr. Roger Smith, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow as the keynote speaker for the twentieth annual Celebration of Scholarship event. Dr. Smith is a professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Technology at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Director of the Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability (R2D2) Center.

Dr. Smith received his M.O.T degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors and Health Systems) from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993.

Dr. Smith teaches courses related to accessible design, assistive technology, universal design, bifocals and falling, and outcome measurement and disability. Dr. Smith's research focuses on measurement related to disability and the application of assistive technology & universal design. This year’s keynote presentation is entitled “Creating the Evidence for Practice: Personal Trek of Methodology Beginning in the Clinic”.

Included among Dr. Smith’s many accomplishments are honors such as recipient of the Byoung Kim Award for Teaching Excellence and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Service Award.  He was also inducted into the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s Academy of Research in 2010 and has served as author and director of more than 30 grant awards of over 8 million dollars of extramural funding.

It was an honor and a pleasure to have Dr. Smith as the keynote speaker at TWU’s 20th Annual Celebration of Scholarship.

 Showcasing Student Research:

  • The purpose of “Celebration of Scholarship” is to recognize and encourage academic excellence that contributes to the advancement of the field of occupational therapy through the pursuit of scholarly works.
  • The tradition of “Celebration of Scholarship” includes a presentation by the invited scholar followed by a combination of poster presentations and short courses that will be presented to showcase student occupational therapy research. This is an excellent opportunity to give students feedback and enable them to learn about developing research in the field.
  • Student presentations included such topics as: home modification assessment, art cart use among blood and bone marrow transplant patients, neurorehabilitation therapy, low vision devices, sleep across the lifespan, the effectiveness of the TV teacher on improving handwriting, intentional legacy in a palliative care settings, and protocols and outcomes of serial casting.

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