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Kendyl Cole

Second-Year Occupational Therapy Student Kendyl Cole Specializes in Neurological Disorders through LEND Program

Second-year occupational therapy student Kendyl Cole discovered her passion for the profession and for working with people with neurological disorders through a family friend whose experiences with autism spectrum disorder changed Cole’s worldview and led her to a profession rooted in serving others. “He was the first person I met who had autism,” Cole explained. … Continued

Graduating Tar Heels: Ben Sutton

How do you define success in your career? Hours worked? Money made? Projects completed? Ben Sutton defines success by the lives he impacts. That belief led him to Carolina’s radiologic science program two years ago and will now send him on a mission to bring better, more personal health care to veterans. This weekend, Sutton … Continued

Norma Benitez Villegas

First-Generation College Student Norma Villegas Set to Graduate in 2019

Senior and first-generation college student Norma Villegas excelled in math and science as a child, and she found her way to the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science thanks to mentors who wanted to see her pursue a career that made her happy. “I knew that was the program for me,” she said. “I love microbiology … Continued

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Division of Radiologic Science: Ryan Monago

Division of Radiologic Science student Ryan Monago speaks about his experiences as a student in the radiologic science program.

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Stephen Hooper, PhD
Stephen Hooper, PhD

Welcome to the Department of Allied Health Sciences! The mission of the Department of Allied Health Sciences is to improve the quality and accessibility of health care for all people of North Carolina, and the world, through exemplary teaching, innovative research, and patient-centered clinical practice.

DAHS Associate Dean and Chair


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We are proud of Ben Sutton in the UNC Division of Radiologic Science who will graduate this weekend with his master's degree. Check out his feature story:

Posted by UNC Allied Health Sciences on Monday, December 10, 2018