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Amy Russell Yun named JMU Distinguished Woman of the Year-Faculty Member.

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Amy has been instrumental in promoting community-based learning opportunities for the JMU OT Student. Some of her work includes developing an interdisciplinary assistive technology course that combines OT and Engineering students and is held at Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center. The students develop a piece of adaptive equipment for a specific person in the community. In 2016, the students won the prestigious Maddak Award at the AOTA Centennial Conference in Philadelphia. The entry was an adapted chicken coop for a person who has sustained a spinal cord injury. This is just one of the many examples of classes, projects and community-based opportunities Amy has designed and implemented for JMU OT Students. ~Dr. Twylla Kirchen

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