Tracy Van Oss, of North Haven, clinical associate professor of occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University, has been selected to receive the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Roster of Fellows Award.
The award recognizes occupational therapists who with their knowledge and expertise have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members of AOTA. Van Oss will officially accept the award at AOTA’s annual awards and recognitions ceremony in Nashville on April 18, 2015.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award from the AOTA,” Van Oss said. I have been afforded so many opportunities to contribute to the profession of occupational therapy and I am proud to be part of a distinguished group of fellows, including many who have been mentors to me.”
Van Oss, who joined the full-time faculty at Quinnipiac in 2005, holds a doctor of health science degree from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree in public health and a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Southern Connecticut State University. She also holds a certificate in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac.
Van Oss’ research interests include seeking learning opportunities in service and scholarship to include student involvement to enhance learning and student success in the areas of teaching and learning, unintentional injury prevention, and environmental modification.