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TWU School of Occupational Therapy to highlight student research during 17th annual Celebration of Scholarship

3/06/09


DALLAS — The Texas Woman’s University School of Occupational Therapy student honor society, Pi Theta Epsilon-Dallas Chapter, will host its 17th annual Celebration of Scholarship from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 3.

The event, which showcases student research, will take place in the auditorium of the School of Occupational Therapy on TWU’s Presbyterian campus, 8194 Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas.

Registration is $50 prior to March 24 and $65 after that date. Student admission is free, but registration is required. Those who attend the conference will have the opportunity to earn 6.5 continuing education credit hours. For more information, call (214) 706-2350 or visit www.twu.edu/ot/COS/index.htm.

Winifred (Winnie) Dunn, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center, is the invited scholar for the conference. Her lecture “The Evidence is in and there is SENSATIONAL News!” will showcase the latest research on sensory processing and what this means for occupational therapy practitioners and students.

Dr. Dunn is the author of “Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses,” which has been featured in major magazines and newspapers such as TIME, The London Times and Cosmopolitan. Dr. Dunn also has written other books and numerous journal articles in the area of sensory processing and sensory integration in children and adults with disabilities.

Dr. Dunn is a member of the steering committee and directs the Somatosensory section of the National Institutes of Health Toolbox on Neurobehavioral Health. She has received the Award of Merit from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOPTA), is an AOTA Fellow and is a member of the AOTA Academy of Research.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri and her doctorate in neurosciences from the University of Kansas.

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