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DOD Grant Funds Duke-UNC Collaboration to Investigate  the Development of Anxiety Disorders in Children with ASD

DOD Grant Funds Duke-UNC Collaboration to Investigate the Development of Anxiety Disorders in Children with ASD

A new Duke-UNC Chapel Hill collaboration titled “Precursors to the development of anxiety disorders in young children with autism spectrum disorder” has received a grant from the Department of Defense that will provide $531,390 in total funding over three years.

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Project Core Aims to Improve Implementation of Technology Tools for Students with Disabilities

Project Core Aims to Improve Implementation of Technology Tools for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies (CLDS) has been awarded $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, for Project Core, an Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities–Stepping-Up Technology Implementation grant.

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NIH Grant Supports Interdisciplinary Research on Walking in the Real World After Stroke

NIH Grant Supports Interdisciplinary Research on Walking in the Real World After Stroke

Dr. Prudence Plummer, Assistant Professor, has received a NIH R21 grant to fund “Real-world assessment of dual-task performance after stroke,” an interdisciplinary endeavor involving researchers in physical therapy, biomedical engineering, and psycholinguistics. The grant will provide $275,000 in direct costs over two years.

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Crais Appointed to Chair ASHA Academic Affairs Board

Crais Appointed to Chair ASHA Academic Affairs Board

Dr. Elizabeth Crais, Professor, has been appointed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to chair the Academic Affairs Board starting in 2015.

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Coppola Elected to WFOT Executive Management Team

Coppola Elected to WFOT Executive Management Team

Dr. Sue Coppola, Professor, is currently serving a five-year term (2010-2015) as the USA Delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

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Mercer Selected for Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Mercer Selected for Faculty Engaged Scholars Program

Dr. Vicki Stemmons Mercer, Associate Professor, has been selected for Class V of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) program.

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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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