Open House

On the evening of October 14th, the Department celebrated its move to Pless Hall with an “Open House” event that brought together local alumni, fieldwork site directors, faculty and staff. The new Dean of Steinhardt, Dominic Brewer, and Associate Deans’ Lindsay Wright and Patricia Carey were on hand to meet our many guests. Visitors were given a tour of our wonderful new lab and office spaces, and were treated to wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Please enjoy the following photos from the event as well as a virtual tour. Feel free to drop in and see the new space if you are ever in the neighborhood!

NYU OT doctoral student receives Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Research Award

Grace KimGrace Kim, a doctoral student in the Department of Occupational Therapy, was recently awarded the Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Research Award, by the Steinhardt Office of Research and Doctoral Studies at NYU. The award includes a $5,000 stipend to help students complete their doctoral dissertation.

Kim is currently working on her dissertation titled, “The Effects of Attentional Focus on Motor Training of the Upper Extremity Using Robotics with Individuals after Chronic Stroke” under Jim Hinojosa, professor of occupational therapy. In addition to pursuing her doctoral studies, Kim also manages the clinical robotics program at Weill Cornell for inpatients and outpatients with neurological diagnoses.

The award is memory of Mitchell Leaska, a former Professor of English who taught at the Steinhardt School for more than 40 years.

NBCOT Therapy Ed Test Prep Course

The NYU Department of Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting its Annual January NBCOT Exam Prep course offered by Therapy Ed. The two-day course will be held at the University on Tuesday, January 20th and Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. NYU OT students are eligible for a $30 course tuition discount (please follow the instructions on the NYU OT registration form). Please visit for additional course information.

Steinhardt Student Honor and Award recipients

The NYU OT Department extends its congratulations to this year’s Steinhardt Student Honor and Award recipients!

Grace Zhen En Chen, Samuel Eshborn Service Award
Kristin Marie Gulmi, Letha Hurd Morgan Award
Christopher Ho, Departmental Banner Bearer

Congratulations also to Kristie Koenig, Associate Professor and Department Chair, who will be serving as Steinhardt’s Chief Marshall at this year’s Valedictory Celebration at Radio City Music Hall on May 19th.