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From Dr. Grace Baranek, Associate Chair for Research
Hard to believe that we are more than halfway through this academic year! Since July 1, 2015, we have recorded 30 new grant submissions, and nine new grants funded. Our total grant revenues for the fiscal year thus far amount to more than $2.7 million.
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2016 Mitchell Symposium
For the 2016 Mitchell Symposium, the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy welcomed Staffan Josephsson, PhD, OT, and professor of occupational therapy at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
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2016 Human Movement Science Symposium
The 2016 Human Movement Science and Biomechanics Research Symposium featured keynote speaker Louis E. DeFrate, Sc.D. DeFrate is the Frank H. Bassett III, MD, endowed chair and an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.
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Givens Receives Grant to Study Knee Osteoarthritis
Dr. Debby Givens, PT, PhD, DPT, director of the Division of Physical Therapy, recently received a $50,000 grant from the NC TraCS Institute to conduct a pilot study of research rehabilitation and knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis (OA), is prevalent, and knee replacement surgeries are on the rise.
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Student Spotlight: Ben Triplett
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Research suggests health care disparities in rural areas among children with autism
A team of researchers headed by DAHS research methodologist and Assistant Professor Wanqing Zhang, PhD, MD, has identified rural-urban differences and differences in the likelihood of emergency department (ED) visits for children with autism.
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Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Poindexter
Elizabeth Poindexter joined the Department of Allied Health Sciences as the director of communications in October 2015.
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PT researcher assesses effectiveness of combined treatment plan for gait rehabilitation for MS patients
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SHS Assistant Professor Adam Jacks, PhD Receives Grant
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Adam Jacks, PhD, recently received a subcontract through a Small Business Grant (R44) to Soterix Medical Inc. from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
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New UNC Study Investigates Parent-Mediated Intervention for Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder
A group of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members from the departments of Allied Health Sciences, Psychiatry, and Psychology including Drs. Grace Baranek, Linda Watson, Lauren Turner-Brown, Samuel Field, Elizabeth Crais, Linn Wakeford, Lauren Little, and J. Steven Reznick have authored a new article that will appear in the winter 2015 edition of the Autism Research and Treatment, a peer-reviewed, open access journal.
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