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Thanks for visiting this page where we work together to capture the various facets of our team's journey to date. For posts older than 2020, please see this website.

Lily working at CPERL

CPERL Welcomes Lilyanna Patton

We are excited to welcome Lilyanna Patton to the CPERL team!   Lily is a first-year UIC E-OTD student and part of the Children, Youth and Families Scholarship of Practice Collaborative. She will…

Vivian presents poster at AACPDM


The CPERL team attends the 77th AACPDM Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.


CanChild Contract Renewed for 5th Year

CPERL is thrilled to announce the renewal of our sponsored contract with CanChild for the 5th year in a row! This funding will continue to support research and knowledge translation activities in our lab…

CPERL bids a semi-farewell to Dr. Sabrin Rizk!

Sabrin transitions to faculty

CPERL bids a semi-farewell to Dr. Sabrin Rizk as she transitions to a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Occupational Therapy here at UIC!

Vera's Last Lab Meeting with CPERL

Vera Transitions to Postdoc

CPERL bids farewell to Dr. Vera Kaelin as she prepares to transition to postdoctoral training in Sweden.

Image of Vera receiving the award and shaking hands with the AHS dean Carlos Crespo

Vera secures AHS Achievement Award

We are excited to announce that Vera has been awarded the 2022-2023 AHS Achievement Award presented by the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences. The Achievement Award is given to one student from each…

Our first 'three-peat'

Our first 'three-peat'

CPERL announces its first triple publication alert! We are excited to share that three of our manuscripts were accepted for publication within one week. Each manuscript is pivotal to advancing CPERL members’ training…

Image Ivana

CPERL welcomes Ivana Lucero to the team

We are thrilled to welcome Ivana Lucero in our CPERL team! Ivana is a fourth-year UIC undergraduate student, majoring in Psychology and part of the UIC Honors College program. She will be involved…

Zuri last lab group photo

Semi-Farewell to Zuri

We honor Zuri's contributions to our lab as she transitions to completing her MS program of study.

Image of Leanne's visit

CPERL hosts Dr. Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon

CPERL hosted Dr. Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon, ScD, OTR, a clinical assistant professor in the OT Department at Boston University, during a jam-packed day of scholarship and solidarity. As part the day’s events, Dr. Yinusa-Nyahkoon…

CPERL Postdocs

CPERL alumnae pioneering the way

Our lab strives to maintain connections to CPERL alumnae, Andrea Gurga and Jessica Jarvis, as they advance in their career trajectories and accomplish next-level, professional milestones. Andrea has moved to Colorado and was…