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ELEANOR CLARKE SLAGLE LECTURESHIP Dr. Glen Gillen, Ed.D., OTR, FAOTA, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Columbia University, was selected by the Awards and Recognition Committee of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), to be awarded the ELEANOR CLARKE SLAGLE LECTURESHIP for 2013. This award is announced formally at the AOTA Annual Conference, which is taking place in April 2012, in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Gillen will be giving the Slagle Lecture at the 2013 AOTA Annual Conference, in San Diego, CA.

The Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship is the highest academic honor given to an occupational therapist. This award was established in 1955 to honor and memorialize Eleanor Clarke Slagle, whose vision set the course for the profession of occupational therapy. The selection of the individual to receive this award is based in part on having made long standing, significant, contributions to the occupational therapy body of knowledge. Dr. Gillen’s leadership and scholarship in the field of neurologic rehabilitation has made him deserving of this recognition. In the nearly six decades of this award, Dr. Gillen is the 50th to be given this honor. AOTA has defined the purpose of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship in the following way: •

TO HONOR a member of the Association who has creatively contributed to the development of the body of knowledge of the profession through research, education, and/or clinical practice. TO ACKNOWLEDGE the advancement of theory, standards, and improved methods that enhance service to consumers and promote public awareness and understanding of occupational therapy. TO GIVE outstanding occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants a distinctive opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with the membership. TO ENABLE members to benefit from new knowledge, innovative perspectives, and significant developments in the profession.

Dr. Glen Gillen named Slagle Lecturer