During my seven days stay in Grenada, I had the opportunity to visit two hospitals, Prince Alice Hospital and General Hospital. During my stay at Princess Alice Hospital, I had the chance to speak with hospital staff from all areas of the hospital to include but not limited to physicians, nurses, imaging technologists, administrators, environmental … Continued
As an undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chelsea Carter shadowed a speech-language pathologist from an underrepresented background and realized a desire to pursue the same career. Today, the Mt. Airy, North Carolina, native is a second-year student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences completing her master’s degree.
Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, is an assistant clinical professor and academic fieldwork coordinator for the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. The division is one of seven housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine. Kathryn “Katie” Sorenson Sorensen was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder that … Continued
Leslie Sierra-Arévalo is a second-year physical therapy student in the Division of Physical Therapy who motivates others through her outreach volunteer work. Sierra-Arévalo volunteers at the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), Urban Ministries of Durham, and St. Thomas More clinics. “I think it was something that I grew up with,” Sierra-Arévalo said, “Giving back to other … Continued
Kayla Thomas, a first-year master of science in speech and hearing sciences student, will represent the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program as part of ASHA’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida, in November 2019. Only 16 percent of applicants to the program were selected to attend; Thomas, … Continued
The American Society for Clinical Pathology has recognized Division of Clinical Laboratory Science alumna Letycia Nuñez-Argote ’07 as a Champion for Diversity in the laboratory workforce. The July 2019 edition of ASCP’s Critical Values publication highlighted Nuñez-Argote; the edition was dedicated to diversity in the laboratory and the importance of diversity of gender, race, and … Continued
Addy Petetan-Benitez, a first-generation student and senior in the Division of Radiologic Science, is passionate about helping others and is taking advantage of her education to do so. “I think radiologic science is very important to the health care system,” Petetan-Benitez said. “People think it’s just a matter of pushing a button and that’s it, … Continued