Huntington University occupational therapy professor earns association honor at meet

Nate Short
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Dr. Nathan Short, assistant professor of occupational therapy at Huntington University, received the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) International Service Award at the 100th AOTA National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

The conference took place on April 1.

This new award was created to recognize occupational therapy practitioners who have made a global impact through service and global advancement of the profession.

Short joined Huntington University in 2014. He has served with Wheels for the World in Romania, Haiti and Guatemala.

Short was nominated for the International Service Award by Dr. Ruth Ford, associate dean of Health Sciences and OTD director at HU, for his collaboration with Wheels for the World, which has established cross-cultural service learning opportunities for HU’s OTD students.

Since August of 2014, HU’s OTD program has established international experiences in three countries with more than 50 students serving globally.