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OT Alaska Pathway student selected for summer research institute and summit

Gloria ReynagaAn occupational therapy student in Creighton University’s Alaska Distance Pathway program has earned a national honor from the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTA/AOTF).

Third-year occupational therapy student Gloria Reynaga was selected as a participant in the AOTA/AOTF’s inaugural Summer Institute of Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy in May. Reynaga was one of just 20 occupational therapy students selected to take part in the Institute on May 20 in Pittsburgh. She will also participate in the Building Bridges in Intervention Research Summit, May 21 to 22.

“This was a highly competitive selection process and we’re very proud to see Gloria recognized for all her hard work and dedication,” said Alfred G. Bracciano, Ed.D., OTR/L, associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and coordinator of the Creighton Alaska Pathway. “It’s a great honor for Gloria and a true testament to the work Creighton does with our Alaska Pathway program.”

The purpose of the Institute is to identify potential scientists in entry-level education programs, to connect potential entry-level scientists with mentors in the occupational therapy scientific community and to develop a peer network. Reynaga’s scholarship will cover all expenses to attend the Institute and Research Summit.

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