2019 URSS Video Competition

Click on the links below to view each URSS Video Competition submission individually, or click here to view the Office of Research YouTube Playlist containing all submissions.

Fostering Independence for Youth at the Auberle 412 Youth Zone

Jennie Dyer, Jemma Grogan, Haley Dengler
Major: Occupational Therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
Throughout this semester, Duquesne OT students are leading programs at the Auberle 412 Youth Zone to promote self-esteem, role competency, leadership, and independence for youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system and/or have experienced homelessness.
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Our Vincentian Home CEL Experience

Natalie Falcione, Rachel Tokarski, Fiona Kessler, Shelby Seyler, Mallory Wright
Major: Occupational Therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
This video captures our experience as occupational therapy students working with older adults living in a senior care home and how we impact their lives.
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Occupational Therapy at Gwen's Girls: Giving At-Risk Girls a Stronger Voice

Melissa Lees, Kelly Burton, Amanda Seidl
Major: Occupational Therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
Describe the benefits of occupational therapy programming for at-risk girls at an after-school program in the North Shore of Pittsburgh.
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The Migration Crisis and Italy

Kailey Love, Josiah Martin
Major: Journalism and International Relations | School: McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Margaret Patterson,
This is a shortened version of a video that features selected interviews conducted with local advocates working or volunteering with organizations that assist refugees in Rome, Italy.
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Stronger Than Hate

Katrina McNally, Abigail Gore, Amy Castagnino
Major: Occupational Therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Matilla, Ph.D, OTR/L
This video is about our time working with ACHIEVA.
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Downtown Outreach Center Services: The Role of OT

Rachel Petrus, Alicia Stewart
Major: Occupational therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
We explore the role of occupational therapy at Downtown Outreach Center Services, a shelter for individuals ages 18-24.
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Leisure Exploration and Social Participation at St Anthony's

Alexandria Raymond, Jenna Gallipoli, Katherine Gammer, Kyle Horan, Colleen Garrison
Major: Occupational Therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
This video displays the importance of fostering meaningful activities related to life skills, community engagement, and social participation in the St Anthony's curriculum in order for the students to become integrated into society.
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Shepherd's Heart: The House of Hope

Jenna Roth, Sydney Giangiuli, Beth Kozuch
Major: Occupational Therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
The role of occupational therapy students at nearby Veteran's home for individuals of the Pittsburgh area experiencing homelessness.
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Occupational Therapy Health and Wellness at Renewal Inc.

Nicholas Settecase, Erin Buckley
Major: Occupational Therapy | School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
Duquesne OTS experience working with clients at Renewal
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