2017 Mitchell Symposium

The Mitchell Symposium in Occupational Science is named in honor and memory of Dr. Marlys Mitchell, the founder of the master’s program in Occupational Therapy at UNC-Chapel Hill, and her husband, Earl, a great supporter of Marlys’ work (and of occupational therapy). Symposium scholars deliver a public lecture and participate in talks, discussions, and meetings with faculty, students, and researchers from throughout Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Initiated in 2011, the symposium has been made possible through generous gifts from friends and alumni of the division.

When Feb 09, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Bondurant Hall, G100
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The 2017 Mitchell Symposium will occur at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Bondurant Hall, room G100. A reception will immediately follow. The speaker for this year will be Joy Hammel, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Hammel is a Professor and Wade Meyer Endowed Chair in Occupational Therapy, and in the PhD programs in Disability Studies and in Rehabilitation Sciences, in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her participatory action research focuses on assessing, documenting, and creating innovative interventions and systems change initiatives related to community living and participation with people with disabilities and disability communities. She is currently Co-PI on the National Institute of Disability & Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) center grant, the Americans with Disabilities Act Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA- PARC).

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