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When someone says you can't do it .. do it twice, and take pictures - anonymous.

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.

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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.

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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…

Vera during her defense

Introducing Dr. Vera Kaelin

Vera Kaelin defended her dissertation titled "Artificial Intelligence to Customize Participation-Focused Pediatric Re/habilitation Interventions"

Dianna successfully defended her capstone project

Dianna completes EL-OTD capstone

Last week, Dianna successfully defended her capstone project to earn her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy at Boston University.

Mary's 2021-2022 Capstone Supervisor of the Year award

Mary Receives the Capstone Supervisor of the Year Award

We are excited to announce that Mary was awarded the 2021-2022 Capstone Supervisor of the Year! This is an annual award given to one faculty member for their remarkable commitment to mentorship of…

Dianna in graduation regalia

Bosak is Back

Dianna returns to CPERL this summer to complete doctoral capstone project.

Julia and Mary at graduation

Julia Graduates

Julia has graduated summa cum laude with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology, and is the second CPERL team member to transition from undergraduate to graduate study at UIC. Before her…

Julia presenting her Honors Capstone

Julia Chooses to Join Inaugural E-OTD Cohort at UIC

Julia is our second CPERL team member to transition from undergraduate to graduate study at UIC and will be our first team member to join the inaugural entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) cohort!

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Exploring Allyship Opportunity

CPERL reallocates funds and propose strategies to promote DisrupOT, and organization founded within the international occupational therapy community that aims to challenge the status quo, disrupt oppressive systems, and build community.