James Cavanaugh and Jane O'Brien receive two grants

posted Jan 28, 2010, 10:24 AM by Sherri DeFilipp   [ updated Jan 28, 2010, 10:25 AM ]

Dr. James Cavanaugh, in collaboration with Dr. Jane O'Brien, OTR/L, was awarded a grant from the UNE Division of Exercise and Sport Performance, Occupational, and Physical Therapy to fund "Teleteaching: Innovation in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education."  The Teleteaching project creates  classroom sessions involving UNE OT & PT students interacting in real time with OT & PT clinicians at Maine Medical Center performing patient care duties.
Drs. Cavanaugh and O'Brien received a second Division grant to fund a experiential learning session for UNE OT and PT students on the subject of Wheelchairs and Seating.   The day-long session brings local equipment vendors and manufacturers representatives to UNE with the latest in rehabilitation wheelchair and seating equipment for children and adults.  The students will be joined as well by several OT and PT clinicians from Maine Medical Center.