The 2018 American Occupational Therapy Foundation award winners received their awards at the AOTA/AOTF Awards Ceremony at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Salt Lake City on April 21. 

Every year, AOTF bestows awards and honors to individuals, agencies, businesses and /or other organizations that contribute time, energy, and support to the fulfillment of the mission, goals, and objectives of AOTF. The awards are presented at the AOTA/AOTF Awards Ceremony at the AOTA Annual Conference each year.

Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor of occupational therapy at the WVU School of Medicine, was named recipient of the 2018 Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence.

This provides an award and honorarium for an occupational therapy clinician who demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based practice through participation in research that advances theory in the area of brain-behavior relationships and/or sensory processing disorders. The award is given in honor of Virginia Scardina whose application of theory to practice was of great significance to the profession of occupational therapy.