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Dr. Sherrilene Classen

Autonomous cars: Science, technology, and policy

Published: Jul 26th, 2019

Dr. Sherrilene Classen was a panelist, along with other engineers, researchers, economists, and government officials, to provide a realistic outlook on the current state of driverless cars.

OT Group - Autonomous Trolly

OT Receives Funding to Study Perceptions of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease on Autonomous Vehicles

Published: May 20th, 2019

Funding received from the Paralyzed Veterans of America to elucidate the perceptions of adults living with a spinal cord injury and/or disease (SCI/D) as it relates to autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles.

photo of International Student Awardees in PHHP for 2018

College faculty, students recognized during International Education Week

Published: Nov 20th, 2018

The University of Florida International Center honored a College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty member and several graduate students during International Education Week, held November 12 to 16. Shabnam Medhizadah, a doctoral student in the rehabilitation science program who hails from Canada, was awarded with a certificate of excellence.

Aging Road User Project Team Members from OT

Department of Occupational Therapy partners with Find a Ride Florida to improve alternative transportation for Florida’s aging road users

Published: Oct 9th, 2018

To address the need for affordable and accessible transportation, the Florida’s Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office awarded the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation at the University of Florida a grant which provides an alternative transportation database, and an interactive mapping website, for identifying transportation solutions for aging road users.

Teen Driving Study UF Team Members

Department of Occupational Therapy leads a Project on Training Teen Distracted Drivers

Published: Oct 9th, 2018

Under the leadership of Dr. Sherrilene Classen and Dr. Sandra Winter, and in collaboration with the University of Florida T-2 center, the Department of Occupational Therapy has received a Florida Department of Transportation grant to develop a computer based-training (CBT) program for teens.

UF team members for autonomous vehicle project

UF & UAB’s Phase I Demonstration Study: Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Published: Sep 11th, 2018

The Department of Occupational Therapy’s Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation (I-MAP) team is working in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the City of Gainesville to […]

Dr. Classen receives award at ADED 2018 conference.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen receives scholarship award at ADED 2018 meeting

Published: Aug 14th, 2018

Dr. Sherrilene Classen receives the Scholarship Award for outstanding scientific and leadership contributions from the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.

Dr. Luther King standing with SmartDrive car in front of Smart House

University of Florida launches SmartDrive Rehabilitation

Published: Jun 29th, 2018

The University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy launched a new driving rehabilitation program, SmartDrive, in July 2018. The clinic is located in the Smart House at Oak Hammock, a […]

Levitt Award

I-MAP PhD Student Places Second for Levitt Award

Published: Apr 25th, 2018

The Institute for Learning Retirement partnered with the University of Florida at Oak Hammock Retirement Community to hold the 8thAnnual Student Research on Aging Exposition in March. Undergraduate and graduate students […]

Find a Ride Florida web page

New comprehensive online resource helps Floridians find transportation options in their communities

Published: Mar 26th, 2018

When older adults stop driving, they may worry about losing their independence. Now, a University of Florida and Florida Department of Transportation Safe Mobility for Life team wants to help […]