Students and Faculty Featured in OTAC’s Newsletter

Congratulations to MOT students Katie Beach, Ashley Couto, Will Hardy, and Daniel Hererra-Salais who lead by Professors Karen Pendleton and Heather Roese provided training at a local caregiver support group. Their work was featured within the Occupational Therapy Association of California’s May 2015 Newsletter in the article, “Dementia Care: Learning Through Service” (newsletter available from OTAC’s website for members: Thank you for providing valuable occupational therapy knowledge to the community!


Helmet Safety Awareness in Vietnam

Thank you, Alex (MOT graduate and OTD student) for sharing your talents with others!

I wanted to say how proud I am of my friend and colleague, Ambitious Alex. #Dance choreographer and #OccupationalTherapist he put a new face on #PublicHealth awareness in his home country of Vietnam. With over 22,000 deaths in children per year in Ho Chi Minh City, he participated in a #helmet safety awareness event by choreographing a dance with over 300 children! The stir that he caused may save the life of a child. I wanted to thank him for the inspiration that one person can make a difference! Well done my friend. #LLU Loma Linda University – School of Allied Health Professions
-Penny Stack


School of Allied Health Professions Awards Chapel Ceremony

Congratulations to the Department of Occupational Therapy awardees!

Rising Star Award: Corey Young

Distinguished Alumna: Sydel Khoe

OT Endowment Scholarships: Yoshiaki Goya, William Hardy, Sandra Harouni, Judy Kim, Megan Meyer, and Kristen Moore

Alumni Award: Katherine Catapang and Eugene Tabingo

Faculty Award: David Hedgecock

Edwinna Marshall Leadership Award: Rachel Wheeler

Lynn Arrateig Practice Award: Katelyn Lane and Megan Norton

Community Outreach Award: De’Onna Clark and Yorda Paez

Hamid Javaherian Memorial Award: Teresa Shaffer and Joyce Khowdee

SAHP Research Award: Melissa Che, Katrina Cuenca-Nario, Francis Holgado, Michelle Kuramochi, Katherine Lee, and Corey Young for their study, “Mental Health in School-based Occupational Therapy” (Principal Investigator: Dr. Arezou Salamat)

SAHP Research Award Honorable Mention: Katherine Catapang, Elizabeth Dworak, David Hedgecock, Megan Norton, and Kristi O’Connor for their study, “Health Profiles of Survivors of Domestic Violence” (Principal Investigator: Dr. Heather Javaherian-Dysinger)
PC: Dr. Art Kroetz