Linda Watson and Betsy Crais are familiar with the extensive journey many Americans find themselves on when trying to acquire services for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Speech and Hearing Sciences Professor Betsy Crais was one of eight scholars recognized at a graduation ceremony for Class III of the Carolina Center for Public Service's Faculty Engaged Scholars program on November 2. Crais and the other scholars, who represented various disciplines from across campus, received cords and certificates during the ceremony at the Carolina Club.
The News and Observer published a feature story spotlighting the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science program on July 23, 2012. This innovative, online bachelor's degree program is available through UNC Charlotte's College of Health and Human Service’s Kinesiology Department in collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences.
The First Year Inventory, a 10-minute questionnaire filled out by parents after a child’s first birthday, shows promise in identifying children who are later diagnosed with autism or other developmental problems.
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences Assistant Professor Adam Jacks, PhD, recently received an R03 award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) focusing on an alternative approach to treating speech impairment in stroke survivors.
The world’s first bachelor’s degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep science (NDSS) has received approval from the UNC Board of Governors. This innovative, online degree will be available through UNC Charlotte's College of Health and Human Service’s Kinesiology Department in collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences.
Grace Baranek received the A. Jean Ayres Award and Jenny Womack became a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA) at the Annual AOTA Conference in Indianapolis in April.
Dr. Robert L. Thorpe was profiled in the May 9, 2012, edition of the Wilmington Star-News. Thorpe and the other founding faculty members of the UNC Division of Radiologic Science, Charles Barry Burns and Janice C. Keene, recently had a classroom in Bondurant Hall named in their honor.
Friends, family members, alumni, and colleagues came together to celebrate the UNC Chapel Hill Division of Radiologic Science’s founding faculty members, Charles Barry Burns, Janice C. Keene, and Robert L. Thorpe, by naming a Bondurant Hall classroom in their honor on March 4, 2012.
The UNC Chapel Hill Division of Speech of Hearing Sciences hosted the 2012 David E. Yoder Symposium on March 16 at Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill. Juliann Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Communication Science and Disorders, Florida State University, led the all-day session, titled “Supporting the Families’ Role in Family Guided Routines Based Intervention.” More than 150 speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, educators, and other professionals attended the event.
The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy hosted the second annual Mitchell Symposium in Occupational Science in February 2012. This year’s visiting scholar, Dr. Debbie Laliberte Rudman, presented a seminar to students and faculty, met with individuals and groups throughout the division, and presented a public lecture on February 29 titled “Working Against the ‘Individualizing of the Social’: The Critical Potential of Occupational Science.”
UNC Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Michael Lewek, PT, PhD, has received a $400,000 NIH R21 grant to continue work studying ways to help stroke survivors’ improve their ability to walk. Lewek initially pursued this line of research with the help of a NC TraCS $10,000 pilot grant.
Five UNC Chapel Hill Allied Health Sciences programs were highly ranked in the latest editions of "America's Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News and World Report.
Leigh Anne McLaughlin, a third-year UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy student from Fayetteville, NC, has been selected to receive the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The intent of the award is to recognize students who exhibit superior scholastic ability and potential for future professional contribution.
Charlene (Billie) Nelson, PT, MA, has been selected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the highest honor among APTA's membership categories.
Division of Physical Therapy faculty member Jon Hacke has received the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. Established by the University in 1995 to acknowledge the important role of graduate-level teaching, this prestigious award includes a cash stipend and framed citation.
A new grant from the United States Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) will help UNC Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy Professor Karen McCulloch and an interdisciplinary research team further develop a new assessment protocol specifically designed for military service members who have sustained concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries.
On December 8, 2011, the Division of CLS hosted a reception to recognize the graduating Master’s Degree in Molecular Diagnostic Science students and the MDS Corporate Partners.