School & Alumni News

Occupational Therapy hosts 31st Annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship event

The Texas Woman’s School of Occupational Therapy will hold its 31st annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship event on Friday, Feb. 9. This year's speaker is Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, an occupational therapy researcher and practitioner. She is the founder of Every Moment Counts, a multi-pronged mental health initiative.

OT faculty member named distinguished fellow

Angela Cecil, an assistant professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s, was recently named a distinguished fellow by the National Academies of Practice (NAP). 

Award may pave way for better cerebral palsy patient outcomes

Heather Roberts is hoping a $100,000 award will significantly move the needle on early detection of cerebral palsy, and lead to better outcomes for patients and their families. Roberts, an associate professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s who’s been researching cerebral palsy in children for nearly 20 years, received the award from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). 

‘Retired’ OT professor not resting on laurels

Tina Fletcher, a professor emerita in the School of Occupational Therapy, retired from Texas Woman’s in 2022. While she now has more time for traveling, she has continued to write and recently published a book along with four collaborators.

In the News: Alondra Ammon

Alondra Ammon, a PhD student in the School of Occupational Therapy, was interviewed on Telemundo 48 about occupational therapy for Mental Health Awareness Month on May 19.