Faculty Honors and Achievements, Summer 2013

Woodward Named Radiologic Original * Watson Named ASHA Fellow * Renner Wins National Advising Award * Thorpe Delivers Keynotes, Receives APTA Award * Williams Selected for ACCLAIM Program

Faculty Honors and Achievements, Summer 2013
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Andrew Woodward, photo by Brian Strickland.

Woodward Named Radiologic Original

Andrew Woodward, Assistant Professor, was profiled in the April/May issue of ASRT Scanner.  The article, titled “Radiologic Originals,” features nine pioneers who helped shape the radiologic technology profession.

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Dr. Linda Watson

Watson Named ASHA Fellow

Dr. Linda Watson, Professor, has been named a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of the highest honors ASHA bestows.  It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession – contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state.  For Dr. Watson, these contributions include supervising and mentoring over 250 future clinicians and scholars; conducting and disseminating research, especially in autism, with over $8M in grants, 39 articles, and more than 100 presentations; and serving in varied ASHA leadership roles related to autism.  Dr. Watson will be recognized at the ASHA Convention, November 14-16, in Chicago.

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Joy Renner, Division Director

Renner Wins National Advising Award

Joy Renner, Division Director and Associate Professor, has been honored as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).  Renner, a UNC faculty advisor in natural sciences and mathematics, will be recognized at NACADA’s annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6-9.  NACADA was chartered in 1979 to promote quality academic advising to ensure the educational development of students. Since that time, it has grown to more than 11,000 members.

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Dr. Deborah Thorpe

Thorpe Delivers Keynotes, Receives APTA Award

Dr. Deborah Thorpe, Associate Professor, delivered the Susan Harryman Lectureship keynote address at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 9, 2012, and the keynote address at the annual AI DuPont Hospital for Children Cerebral Palsy Conference in Wilmington, Delaware, on May 2, 2013.  The topic for both lectures was “Promotion of Fitness and Physical Activity Across the Life Course for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy.”

In January 2013, Dr. Thorpe received the Anniversary Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics, at the annual Combined Sections Meeting in San Diego.  The Anniversary Award is presented to a pediatric physical therapist who has  made outstanding, visionary contributions in an area of pediatric physical therapy, including practice, research, mentoring, or leadership.

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Dr. Sharon Williams

Williams Selected for ACCLAIM Program

Dr. Sharon Williams, Associate Professor, has been selected for the second year of UNC’s ACademic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM) program.  Participants for this program were selected by a steering committee composed of the Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the COO of UNC Hospitals, and the course leader from the list of nominees submitted by the Deans and Department Chairs.  The ACCLAIM program is designed to help participants in developing leadership, management, strategic-thinking, problem-solving and negotiation skills.

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