Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

May 23, 2019

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators inducted Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford into its ranks on May 23. Wakeford in an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, where Bagatell serves as program director. The division is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS). Wakeford is also coordinator for admission and … Continued

Department of Allied Health Sciences Celebrates 2019 Commencement

May 22, 2019

Hundreds of students representing five divisions graduated from the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences from May 11 to May 12, 2019. Students from the Divisions of Clinical Laboratory Science, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Science, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science … Continued

Valerie Tan Receives 2019 Manager of the Year Award from University Managers Association

May 21, 2019

The University Managers Association (UMA) has presented its top honor, the 2019 Manager of the Year Award, to Valerie Tan, associate chair for administration in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS). The award presented annually by the University Managers Association, recognizes outstanding contributions based on university career accomplishments. Of Tan, … Continued

Schizophrenia in a New Light: Occupational Science Student Takes a Global Perspective

May 15, 2019

Ben Lee is a second-year PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy who is using his background in economics and anthropology in conjunction with occupational science to pursue research about the lived experience of the daily lives of people with schizophrenia and cultural effects through a global lens. Lee said his non-traditional route to … Continued

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students and MS STEP UP Scholars Participate and Fundraise for Walk MS: Raleigh 2019

May 15, 2019

Walk MS: Raleigh 2019 connects a community of liked-minded individuals to fundraise to change the world for people who are affected by multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease of the nervous system that can be difficult to treat. This year, several Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students fundraised and participated in the one-and-three mile walking route, … Continued

Angela and Marty Rosenberg ‘Step Up’ for Multiple Sclerosis Research at UNC-Chapel Hill

May 6, 2019

In fall 2005, Angela McCaffrey Rosenberg ‘88, and her husband, Marty, answered two life-changing telephone calls within the span of three hours. The first phone call announced the birth of their granddaughter, Parker; the second officially diagnosed Angela with multiple sclerosis, a debilitating, and difficult-to-treat neurological disease. “Everyone’s heard the phrase ‘I’ve got good news, … Continued

Endowed Scholarship Established to Honor Melody Harrison Savage, PhD; Celebrates Legacy of Education in Speech-Language Pathology

April 30, 2019

A newly-established endowed scholarship honors Melody Harrison Savage, PhD, a faculty member for nearly 40 years in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, who retired from the UNC School of Medicine in 2018 following a distinguished career. The scholarship has been made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor to impact the division … Continued

Vicky LeGrys, Faculty in Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, Receives Second-Ever Dr. Lee McLean Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

April 30, 2019

The UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) awarded its second-ever Dr. Lee McLean Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring to Vicky LeGrys, a longtime faculty member in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, on April 24, 2019. The award is named for Lee McLean, chair emeritus of the DAHS, and it … Continued