Our Mission

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.

  • Exemplary teaching: To produce excellent health care practitioners and researchers who are prepared to provide leadership to their disciplines and their future work settings.
  • Innovative research: To conduct research and generate new knowledge that will inform future practice and policy in allied health disciplines.
  • Person-centered clinical care: To advance the art and science of clinical practice with a focus on patient outcomes and quality of life.

Our History

Our Organization

The DAHS is a department in the UNC School of Medicine, part of the Health Affairs division at UNC-Chapel Hill. The chair of DAHS also serves as an associate dean of the medical school. Each division has a division director with administrative responsibility for all aspects of that division’s operation. In addition to the chair/associate dean, the department’s administration includes an associate chair for research, associate chair for student services, development director, and assistant chair for finance and administration.