Patricia A. Burtner, Ph.D., OTR/L, assistant professor in the UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, has been recognized as a Fellow in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Only about 700 of the more than 100,000 occupational therapists practicing in the United States have received this high honor. Dr. Burtner and 23 others joined the roster of fellows at the AOTA Conference in Miami Beach, Fla., in early May.

Burtner was recognized for her contributions to practice, research and education in pediatric occupational therapy.

Based in Bethesda, Md., the American Occupational Therapy Association advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.


Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322