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Radiologic Science Student Inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece

Radiologic Science Student Inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece

Issack Endeshaw Boru was inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece in March, the most recent honor bestowed on this outstanding Division of Radiologic Science student.

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Study by UNC Researchers Identified as One of Top 20 Advances in ASD research for 2013

Study by UNC Researchers Identified as One of Top 20 Advances in ASD research for 2013

“Comparative Efficacy of LEAP, TEACCH and Non-Model-Specific Special Education Programs for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” was one 20 studies listed in the 2013 Summary of Advances recently released by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).

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Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

The Carolina Center for Public Service has awarded a Community Engagement Fellowship to an interdisciplinary team of student researchers from the Department of Allied Health Sciences: Tyson Harmon (PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences), Mei-Ling Lin (PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science), and Gabrielle Scronce (DPT student in the Division of Physical Therapy).

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UNC PT Student Recognized for Service to Latina Community

UNC PT Student Recognized for Service to Latina Community

UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy student Sarah van der Horst recently received the 2014 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award from the Carolina Center for Public Service. The award, which honors the accomplishments of alumnus Robert E. Bryan (’26), is given annually to five individuals in the Carolina community who demonstrate outstanding service to the state of North Carolina.

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Grant Supports HSL Librarian Partnership with DAHS Research Team

Grant Supports HSL Librarian Partnership with DAHS Research Team

Three Health Sciences Library (HSL) librarians and Lori Leibold, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, successfully earned funding for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) Administrative Supplement.

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2014 Mitchell Symposium Public Lecture Available Online

2014 Mitchell Symposium Public Lecture Available Online

The 2014 Mitchell Symposium public lecture, "Occupational Activism for Global Justice," by Dr. Gelya Frank, PhD, is now available online.

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2014 David E. Yoder Symposium

2014 David E. Yoder Symposium

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences hosted the 2014 David E. Yoder Symposium on March 28 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The all-day session, titled “Combining Literacy and Language Intervention of Young Children,” was led by Dr. Laura Justice, Executive Director of the Children’s Learning Research Collaborative and EHE Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University.

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RCP Student Names New Graduate School Publication

RCP Student Names New Graduate School Publication

Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology student Katie Aiello submitted the winning suggestion to name The Graduate School’s new publication, The Carolina Chronicle.

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Slade-Sawyer Appointed Director of NC Public Health

Slade-Sawyer Appointed Director of NC Public Health

Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer (UNC PT Class of 1971) has been appointed Director of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, effective March 3, 2014.

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Bagatell Receives Award to Study Occupations and Routines in Families with Adolescents

Bagatell Receives Award to Study Occupations and Routines in Families with Adolescents

Dr. Nancy Bagatell, Associate Professor, has received a Junior Faculty Development Award worth $7,500 to fund research. The pilot project, called “Families with Adolescent-Aged Children and the Co-construction and Re-negotiation of Occupations and Routines: Investigating Methods to Capture Transactions of Families,” seeks to study the routines and occupations of families with adolescents to discover how and why these routines change over time.

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Klinger Receives Grant to Study Interventions for  Improving Employment Skills of Adolescents with ASD

Klinger Receives Grant to Study Interventions for Improving Employment Skills of Adolescents with ASD

Dr. Mark R. Klinger, Associate Professor, has received a two-year, $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks to research ways to better prepare adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for productive, long-term employment.

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UNC to Launch Unprecedented Collaboration to Improve Services for Young Children with Autism and Their Families

UNC to Launch Unprecedented Collaboration to Improve Services for Young Children with Autism and Their Families

January 13, 2014 - Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a State Implementation Grant of $900,000 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

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Grant Helps Fund Development of Hamstrings Muscle Stretching Prototype

Grant Helps Fund Development of Hamstrings Muscle Stretching Prototype

Researchers with the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have received $25,000 in seed grant funding from the Rehabilitation Engineering Center (REC) to further development of a hamstrings muscle stretching device prototype.

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Mitchell Completes PhD in Leadership Studies

Mitchell Completes PhD in Leadership Studies

Brenda Olivia Everett Mitchell, Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Chair for Student Services and AHEC Operations, completed her PhD in Leadership Studies through the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) in late 2013.

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UNC NDSS Hosts First Annual Sleep Symposium

UNC NDSS Hosts First Annual Sleep Symposium

The UNC Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science (NDSS) program hosted is first annual “A Day of Sleep Symposium” at UNC Chapel Hill on December 13, 2013. The event, sponsored by Tempur Sealy International, featured presentations by NDSS faculty and students exploring different aspects of the symposium’s theme “The Sleep Environment.”

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Hooper Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Hooper Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Stephen Hooper, PhD, has received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The award recognizes an executive, faculty, or staff member who has demonstrated excellence in three major areas of the developmental disabilities field – teaching, scholarship, and service to the wider community.

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Hooper Named Chair of Department of Allied Health Sciences

Hooper Named Chair of Department of Allied Health Sciences

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Stephen R. Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and Associate Dean for Allied Health Sciences.

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New Interdisciplinary Autism Training Grant will Help Produce Leaders in Research and Outreach

A new interdisciplinary training grant to help doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows at UNC develop leadership competencies related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has received $1,246,834 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Menezes Appointed Director of New PA Program

Menezes Appointed Director of New PA Program

Prema Menezes, PhD, has been appointed as the first director of the physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program currently being developed within the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS).

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Study: Young Children with Autism Benefit Regardless of High-Quality Treatment Model

Study: Young Children with Autism Benefit Regardless of High-Quality Treatment Model

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used—a surprising result that may have important implications for special-education programs and school classrooms across the country.

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