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Photo of Kelly Luczak, MiOTA 2016 Scholarship Recipient MiOTA 2016 Scholarship Recipient Announced

Congratulations to Kelly Luczak! 

Kelly is a graduate student in the occupational therapy program at Western Michigan University. She was selected for the MiOTA scholarship based on her demonstration of leadership qualities and commitment to the profession. She serves as secretary for WMU's SOTA, she participated in Lansing Lobby Day and she is an active student member of MiOTA and AOTA.

The MiOTA scholarship is an annual award that has been established to recognize scholastic achievement, leadership and to encourage continued progress toward a student's professional goals.
Posted 1/1/17

Jurisprudence Examination is now required for OT/OTA licensure
The Bureau of Professional Licensing - Licensing Division in the state of Michigan, recently announced the addition of a new requirement to the occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant license application. A Jurisprudence Examination (see pages 5-8) is now part of the application for an OT/OTA license in the state of Michigan for anyone applying for licensure after August 23rd, 2016.

The Jurisprudence Examination covers information from two documents:
1.  Michigan Public Health Code
2.  Michigan Rules and Regulations for an OT/OTA

Please read the information below and consider participating in a survey being conducted by students at Midwestern University:

Dear Occupational Therapy Practitioners, 

        We are second year occupational therapy students and faculty from Midwestern University conducting a research study and would like to ask for your assistance. The purpose of our study is to gain insight from practitioners and clients on the extent to which occupational therapy practitioners in neurorehabilitation settings are addressing the psychosocial needs of clients post-stroke. We hope to be able to provide a description of the current state of practice in this area. 

           If you have at least six months of experience working as an OT practitioner in a neurorehabilitation setting, please complete a brief survey regarding your practice and knowledge related to this topic. The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. You may follow this link in order to access the survey:


After you complete the survey, please consider passing the link or this email along to your OT and OTA colleagues in neurorehabilitative practice.

We appreciate your assistance and look forward to your responses. If you have any additional questions or would like to receive the results of this study upon its completion, you can contact the Principal Investigator of this study, Dr. Emily K. Simpson, Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, for information.

Phone: 630-515-7127

Email: esimps@midwestern.edu

Both this email and the study have been approved by Midwestern’s Institutional Review Board (#2888).

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Brittany Branstetter, OTS-II, Evan Lines, OTS-II, Narissa Ramirez, OTS-II, Aileen Reed, OTS-II, Emily Simpson, PhD, OTR/L

Posted 11/7/16
 MiOTA encourages members to support OT students, OTA students and OT educators conducting research.
If you're interested in having information about your research project posted on this page, please click here.
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