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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 secures new funding

With all that is happening in the world right now, we are glad to share some good news! We, together with our collaborators Beth McManus (Co-I), Jodi Dooling-Litfin (Co-I), and Elizabeth Papautsky (Co-I),…

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CPERL welcomes Zuri

CPERL is excited to welcome Zuri Salgado as an undergraduate research assistant.

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Vera invited to present at CLDR annual meeting

This January, Vera had the honor of being invited to present on data archiving at the annual Center for Large Data Research (CLDR) meeting. She presented on two datasets that are available through ADDEP.

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity

Join our team! CPERL is seeking a postdoctoral associate who engaged in interdisciplinary and multi-site intervention and implementation research that leverages technology to advance family-centered and participation-focused pediatric (re)habilitatio

Another dataset archived and available for use!

Listen up, researchers and students interested in advancing knowledge about early intervention service use and outcomes! CPERL recently delivered on an NIH-funded project to archive a second dataset created as part of an…

New Publication on PEM+

Dianna recently published on her honors capstone project in Child: Care, Health, and Development! This publication comes on the eve of her transition to Boston to begin her OTD. This study, co-authored with her…

Vivian Transitions from MS to OTD

It’s graduation season again at UIC OT, and our newest team member, Vivian, graduated with her MS degree and received the Emerging Leader Award!

CPERL in Paris

CPERL flew across the pond this May to present at the European Academy of Childhood Disability in Paris, France. Three of our abstracts were accepted for a poster presentation to an audience of…

CPERL celebrates first OTD graduate

CPERL is celebrating our first OTD graduate! Briana Rigau wraps up her time in our lab on May 20. She has chosen to transition to Peek-a-boo Pediatric Therapy in Denver, Colorado to work…

Dianna heads to Beantown

Our youngest CPERL member, Dianna Bosak, graduated with her BA in Psychology & Political Science this May! She has accepted an offer to attend the OTD program in occupational therapy at Boston University,…

Andrea presents at AOTA

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) Andrea has just returned from American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference in New Orleans! She was selected to participate in a refereed research…

New Lab Video

Oscar season is still not over! Our lab members may soon become award winning actresses with the amount of filming that has been going on at CPERL. After wrapping up filming for Briana’s…

CPERL grows connection to CanChild

A new CanChild sponsored contract will support research and development activities in CPERL for the next two years, in partnership with our community partners! Mary serves as PI, Jessica as Co-I, and Dianna…

CPERL Welcomes Vivian

Vivian Villegas has joined CPERL! She is an MS/OTD student in her second year at UIC. She will be completing practicums in CPERL and at one of our local community partners, to build foundational…

T32 for Jarvis

CPERL has a bittersweet announcement. Jessica Jarvis, our first postdoctoral trainee, wraps up her time in our lab this week. She has chosen to transition to the University of Pittsburgh as an NIH…

Andrea and Briana awarded AOTF scholarships

Hard work does pay off! Andrea and Briana have been awarded merit-based scholarships on behalf of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) for their contributions as students to the OT profession.  They are two…

Celebrating progress

What a great team! Every now and then, it is time to celebrate! So we did. Twice. First, we had a joint lab party at the Khetani home – Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Science…