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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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NPR and The Atlantic Feature UNC-Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program; Courses Begin January 2016

NPR and The Atlantic Feature 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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An Interview with Dr. Hooper

An Interview with Dr. Hooper

Second year master’s of occupational therapy student Benjamin Triplett sat down with Dr. Hooper to ask him about his vision for the future of research in the Allied Health Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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2nd Annual Day of Sleep Symposium

2nd Annual Day of Sleep Symposium

The UNC Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science (NDSS) program hosted the second annual “A Day of Sleep” Symposium sponsored by Tempur Sealy International on Friday, December 5, 2014, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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UNC NDSS Program Expands Student Global Outreach

UNC NDSS Program Expands Student Global Outreach

Our students participate in practicum, internships, and research projects during their time at UNC. These projects involve a wide variety of sleep topics and offer superior learning opportunities for our students. NDSS graduates state that these opportunities are “priceless.” We have expanded to allow our students to have a first hand in selecting their projects and locations to cater to their interests and to community needs. Sites include industry, educational institutions, professional societies and accrediting bodies, and many others. In particular, this past summer, one of our students completed his NDSS practicum by arranging a trip to Ethiopia where trained nine new technologists and established three EEG labs in northern Ethiopia.

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