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Major Erik Johnson to Speak about OT in the Military at SOTA Event on April 20
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Contact:  Jennifer S. Pitonyak
Contact Email:  j.pitonyak@usp.edu
 
The University of the Sciences Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) invites everyone to join them in welcoming Major Erik Johnson to campus on Saturday, April 20. Major Johnson, who will speak at 1 p.m. in the McNeil Science and Technology Center, will talk about his occupational therapy experience in the military.

Major Johnson has worked at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and currently works at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the officer in charge of the amputee program. He has experience in burns, psychology, ergonomics, inpatient rehabilitation, upper extremity orthopedics, and mental health. He has specialized in upper extremity orthopedics and is credentialed to be a Neuromusculoskelatal Upper Extremity Evaluator. In 2010, Major Johnson was deployed to Afghanistan where he spent time screening and treating mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI). He will be speaking at the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) National Conference in San Diego at the end of April. 

The SOTA speaker, which is the highlight of April OT awareness month, will take place following the OT Pinning ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Jacqui Kodish MOT’14, SOTA vice president, played a large role in bringing Major Johnson to campus.
 
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