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Department of Allied Health Science Programs Rank near Top in U.S. News & World Report

Department of Allied Health Science Programs Rank near Top in U.S. News & World Report

Several graduate programs housed within the Department of Allied Health Sciences are ranked near the top in U.S. News & World Report's annual publication.

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Marine Corps veteran and Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy student on the cusp of realizing her dream

Marine Corps veteran and Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy student on the cusp of realizing her dream

Oyoana Allende, a Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy master's student, decided to become an occupational therapist following her own rehabilitation experience.

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Carolina Center for Public Service Names Antoine Bailliard as Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar

Carolina Center for Public Service Names Antoine Bailliard as Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar

The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy assistant professor Antoine Bailliard is one of ten Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars for 2016; Bailliard is the only recipient from the UNC School of Medicine.

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DAHS celebrates annual clinical preceptor appreciation day

DAHS celebrates annual clinical preceptor appreciation day

The Department of Allied Health Sciences recognized its clinical preceptors during its annual clinical preceptor appreciation event, held at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

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2016 Spring Commencement

2016 Spring Commencement

Congratulations to our students who graduated from the Divisions of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, Radiologic Science, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Science and the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

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Hooper receives top service award from NCDPI's Exceptional Children Division

Hooper receives top service award from NCDPI's Exceptional Children Division

Dr. Stephen Hooper, chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and associate dean in the UNC School of Medicine, has received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award.

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Occupational Science PhD Candidate Khalilah Johnson highlights importance of diversity in research endeavors

Occupational Science PhD Candidate Khalilah Johnson highlights importance of diversity in research endeavors

Khalilah Johnson, an occupational science PhD candidate, spoke to the Department of Allied Health Sciences about diversity in research as she prepares to graduate.

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Radiologic Science Director, Joy Renner, selected for Massey Award

Radiologic Science Director, Joy Renner, selected for Massey Award

Joy Renner, the director of the Division of Radiologic Science at UNC-CH, has received the C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most distinguished awards the University offers.

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From Dr. Grace Baranek, Associate Chair for Research

From Dr. Grace Baranek, Associate Chair for Research

Hard to believe that we are more than halfway through this academic year! Since July 1, 2015, we have recorded 30 new grant submissions, and nine new grants funded. Our total grant revenues for the fiscal year thus far amount to more than $2.7 million.

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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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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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