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2016 Mitchell Symposium

2016 Mitchell Symposium

For the 2016 Mitchell Symposium, the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy welcomed Staffan Josephsson, PhD, OT, and professor of occupational therapy at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

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2016 Human Movement Science Symposium

The 2016 Human Movement Science and Biomechanics Research Symposium featured keynote speaker Louis E. DeFrate, Sc.D. DeFrate is the Frank H. Bassett III, MD, endowed chair and an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

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Givens Receives Grant to Study Knee Osteoarthritis

Givens Receives Grant to Study Knee Osteoarthritis

Dr. Debby Givens, PT, PhD, DPT, director of the Division of Physical Therapy, recently received a $50,000 grant from the NC TraCS Institute to conduct a pilot study of research rehabilitation and knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis (OA), is prevalent, and knee replacement surgeries are on the rise.

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Research suggests health care disparities in rural areas among children with autism

Research suggests health care disparities in rural areas among children with autism

A team of researchers headed by DAHS research methodologist and Assistant Professor Wanqing Zhang, PhD, MD, has identified rural-urban differences and differences in the likelihood of emergency department (ED) visits for children with autism.

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Council for Exceptional Children Honors Dr. Brian Boyd for Contributions to Research

Council for Exceptional Children Honors Dr. Brian Boyd for Contributions to Research

Dr. Brian Boyd, a faculty member in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has received national recognition for his outstanding research from the Council for Exceptional Children.

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Physician Assistant Studies Spotlight: Dr. Mary Beth McGranaghan

Physician Assistant Studies Spotlight: Dr. Mary Beth McGranaghan

As a nun, Mary Beth McGranaghan learned to go where her skills were most needed. As a faculty member in the UNC Physician Assistant Program, she hopes to teach this lesson to her students. Story by Matt Englund, UNC Health Care.

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Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Poindexter

Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Poindexter

Elizabeth Poindexter joined the Department of Allied Health Sciences as the director of communications in October 2015.

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Public Relations/Communications Internship opening

Public Relations/Communications Internship opening

Intern with the UNC School of Medicine's Department of Allied Health Sciences for fall 2016.

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NPR Features UNC-Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program; Courses Begin January 2016

NPR Features UNC-Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program; Courses Begin January 2016

UNC-Chapel Hill's Department of Allied Health Sciences is home to the university's physician assistant program, which welcomes its inaugural class the week of January 4, 2016.

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Remembering Former Radiologic Science Professor Charles Barry Burns

Remembering Former Radiologic Science Professor Charles Barry Burns

Throughout his career, Barry Burns served as an integral link between emerging medical imaging technology changes and the clinical implementation of the technology. He was nationally and internationally recognized for his work with breast imaging and a staunch advocate for reduced patient radiation doses while improving image quality.

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Speech and Hearing Sciences Student Honored by UNC School of Medicine

Speech and Hearing Sciences Student Honored by UNC School of Medicine

Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD candidate honored for research in hearing loss at annual UNC School of Medicine Student Research Day

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Physician Assistant Program Admits Inaugural Class of Students

Physician Assistant Program Admits Inaugural Class of Students

The UNC-Chapel Hill Physician Assistant program, which launches in January 2016, has admitted its inaugural class of students.

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AuD Students Win Grand Prize at Academy of Doctors of Audiology Business Plan Competition

AuD Students Win Grand Prize at Academy of Doctors of Audiology Business Plan Competition

UNC-Chapel Hill Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) students Mark Moore and Sarah Obarowski earned first place honors at the 2015 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Student Business Plan Competition.

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Baranek Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Funded by International Grant

Baranek Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Funded by International Grant

Dr. Grace Baranek, with the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC, has received an international travel grant to conduct research and to present findings on autism spectrum disorder.

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UNC-CH Division of Radiologic Science Welcomes Malawi's Peter Shaba

UNC-CH Division of Radiologic Science Welcomes Malawi's Peter Shaba

Read to learn about an international partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill's Division of Radiologic Science and radiology colleagues in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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