We at the Children’s Participation and Environment Research Lab (CPERL) care about advancing client-centered care and outcomes in pediatric (re)habilitation. Lab members harness technology to build innovative tools that can accelerate family-engaged and participation-focused care planning and outcomes monitoring with individuals, organizations, and service systems that need quality common data elements to conduct patient-centered research for continuous quality improvement.

On this website, you can find information on the types of rewarding multi-site and interdisciplinary research projects we engage in and disseminate, the diverse talents of team members and collaborators, and our contact information if you want more information or wish to apply for a mentored training experience in our lab. Thank you for your interest in our work!

T32 for Jarvis

CPERL has a bittersweet announcement. Jessica Jarvis, our first postdoctoral trainee, wraps up her time in our lab this week. She has chosen to transition to the University of Pittsburgh as an NIH T32 fellow on Pediatric Neurointensive Care and Resuscitation Research...

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CPERL Welcomes Vivian

Vivian Villegas has joined CPERL! She is an MS/OTD student in her second year at UIC. She will be completing practicums in CPERL and at one of our local community partners, to build foundational skills for completing her capstone project. For her project, Vivian will...

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Andrea and Briana awarded AOTF scholarships

Hard work does pay off! Andrea and Briana have been awarded merit-based scholarships on behalf of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) for their contributions as students to the OT profession.  They are two of the three UIC students who were awarded...

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Celebrating progress

What a great team! Every now and then, it is time to celebrate! So we did. Twice. First, we had a joint lab party at the Khetani home - Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Science under one roof – what a great combination! At the second celebration, our annual lab...

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