In August, Fritz was awarded a $1,465 Student Research Grant in Occupational Science by the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA. The award will be officially presented during the 11th Annual SSO:USA Research Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 4-6. In September, Fritz’s TraCS $2K grant application was chosen for funding.
Fritz is an occupational therapist who received her BS in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MS in Occupational Therapy from Winston Salem State University. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Fritz practiced as an occupational therapist at UNC Healthcare working with physically and neurologically impaired adults. A National Institute of Nursing Research Predoctoral Fellow, Fritz’s research interests include occupational science theory, the use of occupation in preventing and managing chronic illness, vulnerable populations, and health behavior theory.