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  • Yoshikawa Leads Consensus Statement on Undocumented Youth and Families
    4661902832_d0e84343dc_bIn the United States, 5.3 million children and adolescents are growing up either with unauthorized status or with at least one parent who has that status. Until recently, little research has informed policy debates related to unauthorized status – including those about border enforcement, deportation, and a pathway to citizenship – despite the importance of [...] (Read Story)
  • Wisdom from a Chair: Q&A with Mitchell Batavia
    Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 3.16.54 PMOn July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, strengthening protections and promoting opportunities and access for people with disabilities. Around the law’s 25th anniversary, Mitchell Batavia, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, made an unexpected discovery: the unfinished memoirs of his late brother, Andrew (Drew) Batavia. For much of [...] (Read Story)
  • Occupational Therapy Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors
    Fall Risk Patient At The HospitalFalling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. “Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency [...] (Read Story)