Welcome back to another episode of Hands in Motion. We’re your hosts, Cara Smith and Stephanie Strouse. On this episode we’re going to be discussing a benefit that all ASHT members have complimentary access to - the monthly Journal Club. Each month, the Research Division holds a Journal Club to review a recent article from the Journal of Hand Therapy and discuss its clinical relevance. We are joined today by Journal Club Chair Sarah Doerrer, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, to learn how the Journal Club works, how members can participate, and how students interested in hand and upper extremity therapy can participate and increase their exposure to clinical research. Recently, the Journal Club moved to a more interactive platform and format to allow greater insight and communication for participants. Each Journal Club is one hour and offers one continuing education hour, or 0.1 CEU.
Sarah Doerrer has been a practicing occupational therapist since 2001. She has primarily worked in outpatient rehabilitation with a focus on upper extremity orhtopedics and is a Certified Hand Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
Sarah earned her PhD in the philosophy of Occupational Therapy in 2019 from Nova Southeastern University and her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2001 from Misericordia University. She is an adjunct professor for multiple local OT programs in the DC metro area. Sarah completed her research residency at George Washington University in 2015 and received the Burkhalter New Investigator Grant in 2017 for her research in distal radius fractures.
She was elected to the ASHT Research Division in 2018 and is the current chair of the ASHT Journal Club. Most recently, Sarah co-authored an article published in the Journal of Hand Therapy with members of the Research Division and has taught educational courses and presented her research at the ASHT 2019 Annual Conference in Washington DC.