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October 2020

Research Forum – Marginalized, stigmatized and vulnerable: Addressing the intersection of homelessness, mental illness and atypical sensory processing in the age of COVID-19

October 28, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Antoine Bailliard, PhD 
Associate Professor
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences 

Dr. Bailliard will present an overview of 3 current research projects involving adults with serious mental illness in community settings: (1) HomeLink – a SAMHSA funded project addressing homelessness in the triangle area; (2) Homeless Outreach and Mobile Engagement – a project funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Health and Human Services; and (3) Lived Sensory Experiences of Adults with Psychotic Disorders – a project funded by UNC-CH’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Program. 

Zoom Meeting Reservations: email: DAHS_ORS@med.unc.edu 

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December 2020

Research Opportunities and Funding: A Special Presentation from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

December 2, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Research Opportunities and Funding: A Special Presentation from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) William Schutz, Jr, PhD, MPH, MSW Program Specialist, Administration on Community Living, Office of Research Evaluation and Administration, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Faculty, staff, PhD students & post-docs: Join us for…

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Departments of Allied Health Sciences & Neurology Sleep Research Forums 2020

December 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Restless Legs Syndrome: A sleep disorder with origins in the spinal cord Stefan Clemens, PhD Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Brody School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, East Carolina University Faculty, staff, PhD students & post-docs: Join us for presentation and discussion! Questions:   Patty Kinneer patricia_kinneer@med.unc.edu DAHS Sleep Research Forum PDF

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January 2021

UNC Autism Fathers Conference

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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February 2021

North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine Conference

February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm

The NC Academy of Sleep Medicine is hosting its annual conference virtually this year, featuring an extensive lineup of sleep researchers. Register for the event.

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Showcase for a Cause

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Proceeds from the event will go to Hunger and Health Coalition, a non-profit organization that provides resources to local individuals and families that are in need of food, prescribed medications, and heat during the winter. For questions regarding donation items, please email either: audrey_mcmillion@med.unc.edu emily_goodnight@med.unc.edu  rebecca_batchelor@med.unc.edu  For questions regarding performances, please email either: sarah_e_richardson@med.unc.edu  orla_putnam@med.unc.edu

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March 2021

AHIPS: A Time of Telehealth

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Tuesday, March 2nd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Allied Health Interprofessional Students (AHIPS) committee will be hosting, “A Time of Telehealth,” our next event for students in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. This event will include a virtual interprofessional telehealth panel featuring practitioners from The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), including…

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Research Forum: Improving Health and Education through Community-Based Research and Evaluation

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Improving Health and Education through Community-Based Research and Evaluation Howell Wechsler, EdD, MPH, Director, US Programs, FHI 360 Faculty, staff, PhD students & post-docs: Join us for presentation and discussion!

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April 2021

Understanding the Association Between Hearing Loss and Falls: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kristal M. Riska, AuD, PhD Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences will discuss falls and falls-related injuries result in substantial morbidity, mortality, and disability among older adults. This presentation will discuss current knowledge on the association between sensorineural hearing loss & falls as well as…

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May 2021

DAHS Research Forum: The Intersection of Rigor and Reach:

May 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Intersection of Rigor and Reach with: Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner, PhD, CCC-SLP Advanced Research Scientist Department of Allied Health Sciences Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences   Dr. Steinbrenner will share how her team uses rigorous research methods and works with individuals with autism, their families, and community-based practitioners to ensure that their work is…

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