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NBCOT-Funded Grants From AOTF

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate this year’s grant recipients. NBCOT’s board of directors has approved significant funding to grant programs from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). Visit AOTF’s website for more information on their grant programs.

Implementation Research Grant

This grant provides funding for the development of new and/or novel ideas to generate preliminary data as proof of concept.

Areum Han, PhD, OTR/L
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Implementing an Occupational Therapist-Led Acceptance and Commitment Training Group for Parents in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics
Mentor: Hee Yun Lee, PhD
Laura Swink, PhD, OTR/L
Colorado State University
Social Prescription for Loneliness in Community-based Group Exercise Classes for People with Parkinson Disease
Mentor: Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD
Lauren Wengerd, PhD, OTR/L
The Ohio State University
Identifying Evidence-Based Practice Gaps in Stroke Rehabilitation to Maximize Research Impact: A Video Observational Study
Mentor: Timothy Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Health Services Research Grant

This grant supports research that examines how people get access to health care, how and what care is delivered, the cost of that care, and what happens to patients as a result of receiving or not receiving care.

Adam Kinney, PhD, OTR/L
University of Colorado
Inequitable Access to Occupational Therapy Services among Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Impairment
Mentor: Nazanin Bahraini, PhD
Sabrin Rizk, PhD, OTR/L
University of Illinois at Chicago
Utilizing Electronic Health Records (EHR) for the Surveillance of Referral-Making Processes in Medical Home Primary Care for Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum (CYAS)
Mentor: Teal Benevides, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA