The March edition of AAMC Reporter features a story about the UNC physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program.
Arianna Timko, a master’s degree candidate in the UNC Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology, recently won the University Diversity Award in the graduate/professional student category.
The Sensory Experiences Project (SEP) team, led by Dr. Grace Baranek, recently hosted a research symposium, titled "Characterizing Sensory Features in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Behavior and Physiology," at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
UNC Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy Professor Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS, received the Service to Section Award for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Neurology Section at the 2013 Combined Section Meeting (CSM) in January.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), and the UNC School of Medicine are collaborating to create a physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program designed for returning military veterans with input from the United States Army Special Operations Command team at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Christene Tashjian, Coordinator for the Early Development Project, received one of two University-wide awards presented this year for Excellence in Management. Tashjian was recognized at a ceremony on December 6 at the Carolina Club.
Linda Watson and Betsy Crais are familiar with the extensive journey many Americans find themselves on when trying to acquire services for children with autism spectrum disorder. As professors of speech and hearing sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and part of UNC’s Program for Early Autism, Research, Leadership and Service (PEARLS), they have made autism screening, early detection and research the center of their academic lives. This past summer, they took that experience abroad, traveling with a group to Bolivia, where autism services lag far behind what can be found in the United States.
Speech and Hearing Sciences Professor Betsy Crais was one of eight scholars recognized at a graduation ceremony for Class III of the Carolina Center for Public Service's Faculty Engaged Scholars program on November 2. Crais and the other scholars, who represented various disciplines from across campus, received cords and certificates during the ceremony at the Carolina Club.
The News and Observer published a feature story spotlighting the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science program on July 23, 2012. This innovative, online bachelor's degree program is available through UNC Charlotte's College of Health and Human Service’s Kinesiology Department in collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences.
The First Year Inventory, a 10-minute questionnaire filled out by parents after a child’s first birthday, shows promise in identifying children who are later diagnosed with autism or other developmental problems.
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Adam Jacks, PhD, recently received an R03 award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) focusing on an alternative approach to treating speech impairment in stroke survivors.
The world’s first bachelor’s degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep science (NDSS) has received approval from the UNC Board of Governors. This innovative, online degree will be available through UNC Charlotte's College of Health and Human Service’s Kinesiology Department in collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences.
Grace Baranek received the A. Jean Ayres Award and Jenny Womack became a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA) at the Annual AOTA Conference in Indianapolis in April.
Dr. Robert L. Thorpe was profiled in the May 9, 2012, edition of the Wilmington Star-News. Thorpe and the other founding faculty members of the UNC Division of Radiologic Science, Charles Barry Burns and Janice C. Keene, recently had a classroom in Bondurant Hall named in their honor.
Friends, family members, alumni, and colleagues came together to celebrate the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Radiologic Science’s founding faculty members, Charles Barry Burns, Janice C. Keene, and Robert L. Thorpe, by naming a Bondurant Hall classroom in their honor on March 4, 2012.
The UNC Chapel Hill Division of Speech of Hearing Sciences hosted the 2012 David E. Yoder Symposium on March 16 at Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill. Juliann Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Communication Science and Disorders, Florida State University, led the all-day session, titled “Supporting the Families’ Role in Family Guided Routines Based Intervention.” More than 150 speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, educators, and other professionals attended the event.
The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy hosted the second annual Mitchell Symposium in Occupational Science in February 2012. This year’s visiting scholar, Dr. Debbie Laliberte Rudman, presented a seminar to students and faculty, met with individuals and groups throughout the division, and presented a public lecture on February 29 titled “Working Against the ‘Individualizing of the Social’: The Critical Potential of Occupational Science.”
UNC Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Michael Lewek, PT, PhD, has received a $400,000 NIH R21 grant to continue work studying ways to help stroke survivors’ improve their ability to walk. Lewek initially pursued this line of research with the help of a NC TraCS $10,000 pilot grant.
Five UNC Chapel Hill Allied Health Sciences programs were highly ranked in the latest editions of "America's Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News and World Report.
Leigh Anne McLaughlin, a third-year UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy student from Fayetteville, NC, has been selected to receive the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The intent of the award is to recognize students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution.