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St. Kate's faculty/student research earns national attention

The national newsletter, AARP Bulletin, highlighted research conducted by faculty and students in the St. Catherine University Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Departments of Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy

The article, "Artists Bring Creative Aging to Care Facilities," focused on research conducted at St. Catherine University on the benefits of arts-based programming for long-term care. The the article interviewed Catherine Sullivan, Ph.D. OTR/L, one of the researchers on the team. 

Her research collaborators were Occupational Therapy Professor Kristi Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, Associate Professor and DPT Program Director Lisa Dutton, PT, Ph.D. and OT graduate students Siri Rydholm and Kelsey Schafer and featured a photo taken at Kairos Dance Theater, a St. Kates community partner. 

The St. Kates research team presented a poster about the qualitative results of this research at the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO-USA) research conference in Utah in October and will present another poster fosing on the quantitative results of the study at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in Boston later in November.

Nov. 2, 2011 by Julie Michener

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