The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor to establish the Occupational Science Discovery and Expansion of Knowledge Endowed Fund.
The transformational gift will provide support for faculty and/or PhD student research and scholarly activity in perpetuity. Funds may be used for visiting scholars, think tanks, and expenses related to conducting and disseminating research, among other activities.
The division’s PhD program, established in 2006, is one of the world’s top contributors to occupational science knowledge through the research of faculty, PhD students, and alumni. The PhD program creates and nurtures a community of scholars who tackle complex issues at both theoretical and practical levels while educating practitioners with a sophisticated understanding of human occupation. In addition to the PhD program, the division has a master’s program in occupational therapy which is ranked #9 according to U.S. News & World Report.
The future impact and potential opportunity this gift provides will ensure that the division continues to support cutting-edge research and mission-driven results on an institutional and national level. UNC Medicine and the division are grateful for this gift.