Kayla Thomas Selected to Attend Competitive American Speech-Hearing-Language Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program

September 13, 2019

Kayla Thomas, a first-year master of science in speech and hearing sciences student, will represent the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program as part of ASHA’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida, in November 2019. Only 16 percent of applicants to the program were selected to attend; Thomas, … Continued

UNC Health Talk Features Mike McMorris, PT, DPT

September 11, 2019

UNC Health Talk recently featured Mike McMorris, PT, DPT, who provided tips for staying fit on the fairway. McMorris is the director of the orthopedic physical therapy residency, a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists.

Alumna Spotlight: Mackenzie Collins ‘17

September 5, 2019

Mackenzie Collins ’17 graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015 with a degree in biology. After realizing she wanted to work in a laboratory environment, she discovered an interest in microbiology and decided to complete a degree in clinical laboratory science. Collins hopes to earn her PhD to become a clinical laboratory director. Hometown: Greensboro, North … Continued

Jennifer Cooke ’08 Named Division of Physical Therapy Director of Clinical Education

September 5, 2019

The Division of Physical Therapy has named Jennifer Cooke as its director of clinical education. She is also an assistant professor and assistant director of clinical practice. More than 90 students rotate per year through clinical practicum experiences. The clinical practicum experience aims to train students to be generalists; they must complete four types of … Continued

UNC Health Talk Features Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT

September 3, 2019

UNC Health Talk recently featured Jeff O’Laughlin, PT, DPT, who provided five tips for avoiding youth sports injuries. O’Laughlin is an assistant professor and clinical manager of University Physical Therapy in Durham.

Duquette and Maxwell Endow Fund to Support Human Movement Science PhD Students

September 3, 2019

Colonel Thomas Louis Duquette ’91 and Dr. Sherri Rene Maxwell have established an endowed fund with a gift of $100,000 to provide scholarship support for students who are on track to receive a PhD in Human Movement Science within the Division of Physical Therapy. The PhD program is offered jointly between the division and the … Continued

American Society for Clinical Pathology Names Alumna Letycia Nuñez-Argote a Champion for Diversity

August 30, 2019

The American Society for Clinical Pathology has recognized Division of Clinical Laboratory Science alumna Letycia Nuñez-Argote ’07 as a Champion for Diversity in the laboratory workforce. The July 2019 edition of ASCP’s Critical Values publication highlighted Nuñez-Argote; the edition was dedicated to diversity in the laboratory and the importance of diversity of gender, race, and … Continued