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SHS Assistant Professor Adam Jacks, PhD Receives Grant

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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RCP Student Spotlight: Anna Hart

Anna Hart (class of 2016), was recently selected for the WOW (World of Work) Youth Employment Internship through the Division of Services for the Blind to help students aged 16-19 who are blind and visually impaired learn the soft skills needed to become a good employee.

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2015 Mitchell Symposium

2015 Mitchell Symposium

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 UNC welcomed Dr. Dorothy Holland, PhD as the speaker at the 2015 Mitchell Symposium.

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Efforts to Reach Underserved Children with Autism and Their Families: Collaboration with Faith Leaders

Efforts to Reach Underserved Children with Autism and Their Families: Collaboration with Faith Leaders

In an effort to reach underserved young children, researchers have joined forces with local faith leaders to increase the early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities and to facilitate the inclusion of individuals with autism in faith communities. Drs. Betsy Crais (Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences), Dr. Becky Pretzel (Carolina Institute on Developmental Disabilities) and Ms. Maureen Morrell (Autism Society of North Carolina) received a grant from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, to work with faith communities.

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Simple strategies used by parents lead to improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder

Simple strategies used by parents lead to improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder

Parents using these strategies , known as Adapted Responsive Teaching (ART), reported significant improvements in their child’s sensory responsiveness, communication and socialization.

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Dr. Betsy Crais with YOUR HEALTH®

Dr. Betsy Crais with YOUR HEALTH®

This weekend (January 31st - February 2nd) on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Dr. Betsy Crais, Professor at UNC’s Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences about Speech & Language Development: From Children to Adults.

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New UNC Study Investigates Parent-Mediated Intervention for Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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Faculty and PhD Students Participate in Joint International Conference in Occupational Science

Faculty and PhD Students Participate in Joint International Conference in Occupational Science

The 2014 Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists, and the International Society for Occupational Science Joint International Conference in Occupational Science, hosted by St. Catherine University, convened October 16-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Twelve RCP students Present at State Conference

Twelve RCP students Present at State Conference

Out of a class of 20 second-year students, 12 had poster presentations accepted in the NC Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference in Greenville, NC.

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PhD Student Wins ASHA Scholarship

PhD Student Wins ASHA Scholarship

Nicole Corbin, a second-year Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD student, has been awarded a $5,000 ASHA Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship.

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PhD Student Wins Erwick Roberts Early Career Award

PhD Student Wins Erwick Roberts Early Career Award

Speech and Hearing Sciences doctoral student Jessica Kinard was selected to receive the 2014 Joanne Erwick Roberts Early Career Award.

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LEND Audiology Fellows Awarded Summer Research Traineeships

LEND Audiology Fellows Awarded Summer Research Traineeships

Sadie Schwarz and Jenna Browning, third-year graduate students in UNC ‘s Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program, were each awarded T35 Research Traineeships for the summer of 2014.

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Research Team Receives Editors’ Award from the American Journal of SLP

Research Team Receives Editors’ Award from the American Journal of SLP

Speech and Hearing Sciences Professors Linda Watson and Betsy Crais, Occupational Science Professor Grace Baranek, and Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD graduates Jessica Dykstra and Kaitlyn Wilson authored an article that received the 2013 Editors’ Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

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Chelminski Appointed Director of UNC Physician Assistant Program

Chelminski Appointed Director of UNC Physician Assistant Program

October 29, 2014 – Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, as the new Director of the Physician Assistant (PA) master’s degree program currently under development within DAHS.

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Watson Graduates from Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Watson Graduates from Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Dr. Linda Watson, Professor, graduated from the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program in August.

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Givens to Become Director of Physical Therapy in January

Givens to Become Director of Physical Therapy in January

Stephen Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Dean for the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, to become the next Director of the Division of Physical Therapy.

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