Doctor of physical therapy students in the Division of Physical Therapy have received honors for their fundraising efforts for the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The challenge is an annual initiative to support new investigators in the field of physical therapy research. UNC-Chapel Hill students received an honorable mention for fundraising efforts exceeding $3,000.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded Lara Costa, the project director for the Writing Skills Development Program, $1.4 million over three years for an initiative spearheaded by the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences. Stephen Hooper is the co-principal investigator for this new project and principal investigator of the Preschool … Continued
Seven students and two faculty with the Physician Assistant Program returned to Wise, Virginia, in an effort to provide health care through Remote Area Medical (RAM), a nonprofit mobile medical clinic. RAM delivers dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured populations at no cost. This year, RAM provided care to more than 1,100 … Continued
Morgan Fisher, a student of the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, has received a 2019 Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity Undergraduate Scholarship. Morgan will be presented with this scholarship at the ASCLS & AGT Joint Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC on June 24, 2019. “Receiving the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity Scholarship is truly an honor. I … Continued
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently featured Paul Chelminski, the director of the Physician Assistant Studies program, in an article titled “Limits on Opioid Prescribing Leave Patients with Chronic Pain Vulnerable.” Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP, has served as program director since 2015.
Dell Children’s Ascension in Austin, TX, recently featured Lisa Copeland, a 2018 alumna of our Doctor of Audiology program. As a pediatric cochlear implant audiologist, she is on your team. Lisa recognizes that each child and family is different and should be treated as such. Watch this video to see how Lisa found her niche … Continued
Dana McCarty, DPT and assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, has received a career-development award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), in order to research parent-administered physical therapy and massage techniques among extremely preterm infants, or babies born at fewer than 28 weeks old. This grant will be an administrative supplement … Continued
The Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) hosted its largest-ever Clinical Preceptor Appreciation Event at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on May 22, featuring keynote and breakout sessions addressed to health care professionals who facilitate student education. Brenda Mitchell, the associate chair of the DAHS Office of Student Services, enthusiastically thanked everyone for their … Continued