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The University of Pittsburgh Occupational Therapy Program is ranked 3rd in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the highest ranked program in Pennsylvania! 

Department Student Awards

  • Brice Hounshel Smith (OTD Class of 2024) was awarded the Joan C. Rogers Student Award. This award recognizes an entry-level OT student, who in their last year of study, demonstrates high-level scholastics, exemplary professionalism, and commitment to advancing the profession. 
  • Dani Cake (OTD Class of 2025) was awarded the Caroline Robinson Brayley Student Enrichment Award in Occupational Therapy. This award enriches the educational experiences inside and/or outside of the classroom and promotes the success in the program and within the profession of an entry-level OT student in their 1st or 2nd year of study.  
  • Christie Cyktor (OTD Class of 2024) was awarded the Department of Occupational Therapy Professional Excellence Award. This award recognizes an an entry-level OT student, who in their last year of study, demonstrates an exceptional ability to promote occupational therapy through their professional activities.

Additional awards and honors are listed on social media - please be sure to check our Facebook page for the latest news on our student award recipients!

Department awards are made possible by contributions from our Pitt OT alumni and friends. For more information on how you can make a difference, and to read what our award recipients have to say, please visit the Ways to Give page.