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Dr. Sandra Winter Awarded Department of Defense Grant

  • OT faculty member Dr. Sandra Winter received a four-year, $1.8 million grant titled “Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans.”
  • For the more than 50,000 veterans wounded in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, difficulty driving post-deployment negatively impacts their reintegration to family and community
  • Dr. Winter’s study will determine the effectiveness of an intervention designed to reduce veterans’ driving errors and improve their overall driving ability​