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Dr. Elizabeth Kanny led a remarkable 44-year career in the field of occupational therapy, first as a mental health practitioner for ten years, followed by 34 years as an educator and leader. She served as the Division Head of Occupational Therapy at UW Medicine for more than 29 years, where she inspired and mentored legions of students.

The Elizabeth M. Kanny Endowed Student Support Fund scholarship recognizes Dr. Kanny’s long-standing dedication to the education of occupational therapists and the value of diverse perspectives in the program and the profession.