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Dr. Stephanie Sjoblad, Audiologist, to Speak at the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults Workshop at end of June

Dr. Stephanie Sjoblad, Audiologist, to Speak at the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults Workshop at end of June

Stephanie Sjoblad, Doctor of Audiology, Associate Professor and Clinic Director for the UNC-Hearing and Communication Center faculty practice for the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill has been invited to speak at the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults workshop on June 30, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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22 CRMHC Students Present at Conferences

22 Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling students presented at conferences across the nation in the 2014-2015 academic year. For a detailed list of the students name and presentation topics, see the chart below.

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From the Director - CRMHC

From the Director - CRMHC

Dear Alumni and Friends, Happy Summer! We have had a super year! We supported the largest number of students thus far in our program to present at state and national conferences this academic year.

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UNC PT Orthopedic Residency Update

UNC PT Orthopedic Residency Update

The accredited UNC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program, a collaboration between the Division of Physical Therapy and UNC Hospitals, is a postgraduate program aimed at accelerating specialization in orthopedic therapy knowledge and skills. This UNC program is one year in duration and consists of clinical practice, weekly one-on-one mentoring during patient care, didactic learning activities, assisting in entry-level PT classes and shadowing other healthcare providers.

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Junior Faculty Development Grant

Junior Faculty Development Grant

Prudence Plummer, PhD received a Junior Faculty Development grant award of $5,500.

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Announcing the New Howes Family Scholarship in PT

Announcing the New Howes Family Scholarship in PT

Dr. Cathy Lynn Howes, who graduated from the UNC Physical Therapy program with Master of Science in 1996 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014, and her parents Alvin and Shirley Howes have made a generous gift to endow the Howes Family Scholarship in Physical Therapy Fund at the Medical Foundation of NC.

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UNC PT Welcomes New Faculty Member

UNC PT Welcomes New Faculty Member

UNC physical therapy alum Jennifer Cooke, PT, DPT joined the Division of Physical Therapy faculty in January. She is currently involved in clinical practice for the Division as well as clinical and classroom teaching and research. Jennifer is seeing patients in the Division’s newest clinic location at the Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough. She also sees patients at the UNC Therapy Services clinic at the UNC Wellness Center in Northwest Cary. This clinic is a collaboration between the Department of Allied Health Sciences and UNC Hospitals.

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National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference Spring 2015

National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference Spring 2015

There was a visible presence of students and faculty of UNC’s Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology at the 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Spring Conference held April 22-24 in Manhattan Beach, California.

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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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