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

Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science program students and scholars present at third annual symposium

November 8, 2015

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science program hosted its third annual “A Day of Sleep” symposium in early December. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science (NDSS) program hosted its third annual symposium titled “A Day of Sleep,” on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Tempur Sealy International sponsored the symposium, which … Continued

Physician Assistant Program Admits Inaugural Class of Students

October 2, 2015

The UNC-Chapel Hill Physician Assistant program, which launches in January 2016, has admitted its inaugural class of students. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences Physician Assistant faculty extended admission to the inaugural class of students in November 2015. Continue reading to learn more about this inaugural class. More than 800 people completed an application to the … Continued