Chatham University

Master of Occupational Therapy

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Annual Sarcoma 5K

Chatham MOT professors and students participated in the 4th Annual Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5K run/walk on July 12, 2014. The team raised $2,586 to support research to find a cure for the disease.

Ronald McDonald House

Chatham MOT students volunteered their time at the Ronald McDonald house where they prepared a hot dinner and dessert for residents to enjoy. A Halloween craft was an option for the children to complete after dinner with the help of the students. The students had the opportunity to interact with the families and share stories of their experiences with the Ronald McDonald House.

Operation Christmas Child

Chatham MOT students donated and packed items during a "packing party" for Operation Christmas Child, a project that provides shoebox gifts to children in over 130 countries. The shoeboxes contain toiletries, school supplies, candy, toys and clothing and have been delivered to over 100 million boys and girls. Thirty-five boxes were packaged and sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

POTA Presentations

Chatham MOT students presenting their evidence based projects posters at the annual POTA conference in Pittsburgh

Backpack Day

Chatham MOT students participating in National Backpack Awareness Day, presenting backpack safety tips to 4th and 5th grade students at the Ellis School

Global Health Perspective Course: Ecuador

Chatham MOT students traveled to Ecuador in August 2013 to provide occupational therapy services to children and adults at a free clinic (CRECER), orphanage, and nursing home.

Capitol Hill Day

Chatham MOT students traveled to Washington D.C. in September to participate in AOTA’s Capitol Hill Day, a day where OT practitioners and students meet with elected officials to advocate for issues important to occupational therapy.