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Beth Barstow, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA, is an associate professor in UAB’s Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation program and co-editor of “Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision”.

Just like Kendrick, she has long been a teacher of and advocate for students in the low vision field. So it was natural for the two to continue working together after Kendrick’s graduation.

“Karen has worked with us to determine a foundational skill set that we teach all our students and she continues to enhance their skill set in the clinical experience,” said Barstow. “When our students complete level two fieldwork with Karen, they are prepared to meet the needs of the aging population by providing this fieldwork experience.”

In addition to her clinic work, Kendrick is part of a research team with Wichita State University called Falling LinKS (Falling Less in Kansas). Most recently they created a fall reduction toolkit with Kendrick serving as author and lead in the vision section of the Falling LinKS toolkit.