The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Intervention Research Grant (IRG) program.

Per a media release, the recipients include: Mary Khetani from the University of Illinois at Chicago, for the study, “Feasability Test of a Pediatric Web-Based Care Planning Guide”; Mansha Mirza from the University of Illinois at Chicago for the study “Piloting an Occupational Therapy Intervention in a Primary Care Clinic”; and Juleen Rodakowski from the University of Pittsburgh for the study, “Empowering Caregivers After Stroke.”

The program was undertaken with major funding from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and additional support from the St. Catherine Challenge, per a media release from the AOTF.

“Building the profession’s capacity for intervention research is essential to demonstrating the distinct contribution and quality of occupational therapy interventions. AOTA strongly supports the IRG program, an important initiative that will support the growth and future of the profession,” says Fred Somers, executive director of the AOTA, in the release.

“This initiative supports the profession’s goals to be science-driven and evidence-based, and AOTF’s strategic ends to build research capacity and advance knowledge that supports best practices in occupational therapy,” adds Dr Wendy Coster, Chair of the AOTF Board of Trustees, in the release.

[Source: American Occupational Therapy Foundation]