Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Hosts Week-Long Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

August 30, 2019

Young adults from the Triangle with intellectual disabilities experienced an inaugural week-long skills camp in July tailored to support them as they transition to adulthood thanks to an interdisciplinary University collaboration called the Higher Education, Employment, Living Success (HEELS UP) Summer Intensive. The program is part of the recently established HEELS 2 Transition organization, an interdisciplinary collaboration among the … Continued

From Sri Lanka to North Carolina: Thava Mahadevan ’92 Applies Rehabilitation Counseling to Holistic Health Care at the Farm at Penny Lane

July 25, 2019

Thava Mahadevan ’92 is the director of operations for the UNC Center of Excellence for Community in Mental Health and the director of the Farm at Penny Lane, which takes on a unique, holistic approach to mental health care. Mahadevan graduated from the then program in rehabilitation counseling at the UNC School of Medicine, housed … Continued

Uzma Khan and Interprofessional Education Team Receive Second Place Honors at Annual CLARION Competition

April 24, 2019

Uzma Khan, a first-year graduate student in the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, received second place recognition alongside her team at the annual CLARION National Case Competition, a student-run program at the University of Minnesota dedicated to improving health care through interprofessional collaboration and leadership. Khan, an international student from New Delhi, … Continued

Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Student Alex Cooke Discusses Connection Between Mental Health and Sports

March 12, 2019

Alex Cooke is a first-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling who also serves as the captain for UNC-Chapel Hill’s track and field team. Cooke, who is from Surry County, North Carolina, joined the track and field team five years ago. Since then, she has … Continued

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the UNC School of Medicine as #9 in the Country

March 12, 2019

U.S. News & World Report’s methodologists have ranked the UNC School of Medicine’s master’s program in rehabilitation counseling as #9 in the country, a ranking that secures the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling as a top-ten program among peer institutions nationwide.  Eileen Burker, PhD, CRC, and the division’s director, said the ranking … Continued

Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling’s Uzma Khan to Represent the UNC School of Medicine at Nationwide Interprofessional Competition

February 8, 2019

Two students from the Department of Allied Health Sciences will represent the UNC School of Medicine at the annual CLARION case competition, an initiative dedicated to improving health care through interprofessional education and hosted by the University of Michigan. Kripa Ahuja, a junior who has nearly completed her first year of study with the Division … Continued

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives $2.4-million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

January 4, 2019

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health has been awarded a $2.4-million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The project will address homelessness and provide comprehensive behavioral health care and other services for individuals living with serious mental illnesses who are experiencing or who are at risk for … Continued