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Occupational Science PhD Candidate Khalilah Johnson highlights importance of diversity in research endeavors

May 13, 2016

Khalilah Johnson, an occupational science PhD candidate, spoke to the Department of Allied Health Sciences about diversity in research as she prepares to graduate. Khalilah Robinson Johnson, an occupational science PhD candidate, plans to graduate in summer 2016 after studying the institutionalization and deinstitutionalization of adults with intellectual disabilities. Johnson will celebrate two things as … Continued

Dr. Adam Jacks Featured on YOUR HEALTH Radio

May 7, 2016

Dr. Adam Jacks sits down with Dr. Adam Goldstein and Laura Sisler to discuss aphasia on “YOUR HEALTH.” Dr. Adam Jacks, an associate professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, spoke on “YOUR HEALTH” Friday, April 28. He joined host Dr. Adam Goldstein and guest co-host Laurel Sisler in a conversation about aphasia and … Continued

Speech and Hearing Sciences Student Honored by UNC School of Medicine

April 23, 2016

Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD candidate honored for research in hearing loss at annual UNC School of Medicine Student Research Day Congratulations to Speech and Hearing Sciences PhD candidate Nancy Quick, whose presentation on hearing loss won recognition from the UNC School of Medicine. Quick’s presentation, titled “Significant cognitive disabilities and hearing loss: “Can you hear … Continued

Radiologic Science Director, Joy Renner, selected for Massey Award

April 7, 2016

Joy Renner, the director of the Division of Radiologic Science at UNC-CH, has received the C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most distinguished awards the University offers. Joy Renner, director of the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Division of Radiologic Science, is one of six employees at UNC-Chapel Hill selected by Chancellor Carol … Continued

2016 Mitchell Symposium

April 3, 2016

For the 2016 Mitchell Symposium, the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy welcomed Staffan Josephsson, PhD, OT, and professor of occupational therapy at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Josephsson’s research has focused on activity in relation to creativity, involvement, and participation for people with chronic disabilities. His expertise in the narrative tradition … Continued

Givens Receives Grant to Study Knee Osteoarthritis

March 23, 2016

Dr. Debby Givens, PT, PhD, DPT, director of the Division of Physical Therapy, recently received a $50,000 grant from the NC TraCS Institute to conduct a pilot study of research rehabilitation and knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis (OA), is prevalent, and knee replacement surgeries are on the rise. Quadriceps weakness is one of the most modifiable … Continued

Physician Assistant Studies Spotlight: Dr. Mary Beth McGranaghan

February 23, 2016

As a nun, Mary Beth McGranaghan learned to go where her skills were most needed. As a faculty member in the UNC Physician Assistant Program, she hopes to teach this lesson to her students. Story by Matt Englund, UNC Health Care. Mary Beth McGranaghan, PhD, has been a teacher, in one form or another, for … Continued

NPR and The Atlantic Feature UNC-Chapel Hill Physician Assistant Program; Courses Begin January 2016

January 1, 2016

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences is home to the university’s physician assistant program, which welcomes its inaugural class the week of January 4, 2016. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences is proud to be home to the university’s physician assistant program, which is set to start orientation the week of January 4, 2016. … Continued

AuD Students Win Grand Prize at Academy of Doctors of Audiology Business Plan Competition

December 23, 2015

UNC-Chapel Hill Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) students Mark Moore and Sarah Obarowski earned first place honors at the 2015 Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Student Business Plan Competition. The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) awarded UNC-Chapel Hill Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) students Mark Moore and Sarah Obarowski first place honors and a … Continued

Remembering Former Radiologic Science Professor Charles Barry Burns

December 5, 2015

Throughout his career, Barry Burns served as an integral link between emerging medical imaging technology changes and the clinical implementation of the technology. He was nationally and internationally recognized for his work with breast imaging and a staunch advocate for reduced patient radiation doses while improving image quality. Charles Barry Burns, 73, passed peacefully surrounded … Continued