Andrea and Briana awarded AOTF scholarships

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...
Celebrating progress

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...
Two for two!

Two for two!

We did it again! We got NIH funds from CLDR to archive a second dataset from a bigger project to examine links between early intervention (EI) services and outcomes. This time, we have a dataset with elements across all major components of the ICF-CY framework! When...
Dianna receives UIC Honors College grant

Dianna receives UIC Honors College grant

In September, Dianna applied for a UIC Honors College Research Grant. We are excited to announce that she was awarded $1,000 to defray costs of disseminating her capstone research project. This was a new and lengthy process for Dianna, as it entailed putting...
Poster Season

Poster Season

It’s poster season! Just like the weather, research has its seasons.  We proceed through cycles of submitting grants, recruiting study participants, and gathering and analyzing data.  After all of that, it’s time to share what we’ve learned!...
Forging Ahead in MS/OTD Journey

Forging Ahead in MS/OTD Journey

Briana and Andrea got a strong start to the academic year, as both passed their NBCOT exams to earn their OT certification in late August and then charged ahead to successfully complete and defend their field exams. Passing a field exam qualifies them to design and...
Data Collection Finale

Data Collection Finale

We’ve reached the finish line for trying out some e-PROs with families enrolled in early intervention, as part of the second aim of our NIH R03 funded project. In total, we were able to enroll 139 participants! Although we’ve finished collecting data, our...
CPERL welcomes first PhD student

CPERL welcomes first PhD student

Our CPERL team has grown in an important way!  We are excited to announce the addition of Vera Kaelin, a PhD student in Rehabilitation Science at UIC. She joins us all the way from Switzerland, where she obtained her Masters in Occupational Therapy Science and worked...
From MS to OTD

From MS to OTD

It’s graduation season! Two lab members, myself, Andrea, and Briana, graduated in July with our MS degrees from UIC. We were both nominated for departmental awards due in large part to our CPERL research contributions and achievements. Briana was voted by faculty to...