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Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5209
Sharon Pape, M.S., OTR is a senior lecturer and academic fieldwork coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She is an occupational therapist whose specialty is fieldwork (clinical) education and interprofessional education. Pape was awarded by the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences for Sustained Excellence in Teaching in 2017, the Excellence in Service in 2013, and the Excellence in Teaching in 2012. She was also recognized with the Terri Brittell COTA/OTR Partnership Award American Occupational Therapy Association in 1995. Pape graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1987, and received her Master’s in Science in Health Sciences Education in 2006 at Indiana University.
Pape is the founding faculty advisor for the occupational therapy clinic at the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic (IUSOC). IUSOC is a student-run free clinic providing gratuitous care to disadvantaged populations while immersing health professional students in experiential contexts as an opportunity for interprofessional learning.
Pape, S., McFadden, R., and Murray, J. (2017). Paving a New Path: Promoting Occupational
Justice and Access to Occupational Therapy Services for Young Adults with Autism. American Occupational Therapy Association, SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, August 2017, Vol 2 (3).
*Liu, C.J., Pape, S., Ferrell, J., Turner, E., Johanningsmeier, K. (2013). Gerontic Occupational Therapy and Patient Education: Perceptions, Barriers and Needs. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 31 (2), 140-147 http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02703181.2013.782383
*Liu, C.J., Pape, S., Bayston, K., Hahn, M., Stahl, L., and Powers, B. (2012). Learning how to use assistive devices in older adults: Are illustrations helpful? 2012 Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts. 52 (Issue SI), November 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gns2