May 23, 2011
The Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award was awarded to Lisa Mishe-Lawson, PhD, CTRS, Assistant Professor in the KU department of Occupational Therapy. Every year, students and faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center submit letters of recommendation in support of the KUMC instructor they believe best exhibits excellence in teaching. The award represents the highest academic recognition that the KU School of Health Professions bestows upon its faculty.
Mische-Lawson's research interests focus on sensory processing and play. More specifically, she is interested in the relationship between preschool-aged children's sensory processing patterns and play preferences. Her research is conducted in the preschoolers' natural school environment.
In addition to her many professional affiliations, which include the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, Mische-Lawson is works closely with the Tiles of Hope program and has a related pilot study examining the effect of art-making on blood and marrow transplant patients.