UNC Health Talk recently featured Raheleh Tschoepe ’04 (MS ’06) and Jennifer “Jenny” Womack (MS ’89; MA ’09) in an article about returning home from the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Tschoepe and Womack are occupational therapists and professors in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Raheleh Tschoepe, MS, OTR/L, is an … Continued
A continuing education ethics event hosted in March by the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy—originally intended for an in-person audience—drew more than 400 participants after it moved online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The student-planned event, titled “Racism in OT Practice: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas and Promoting Justice,” was part of a … Continued
Elizabeth Hart (’14 MS) is relying on her training as an occupational therapist (OT) during the COVID-19 pandemic; Hart works at a local retirement community and credits the versatility of her degree to help residents maintain quality of life. Prior to the pandemic, Hart’s typical day included working with residents in skilled nursing or in … Continued
Susan Szendrey, a PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has contributed to a resource to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource is available through a partnership with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.
The 2020 Mitchell Symposium featured Sarah Kantartzis, DipCOT, MSC, PhD, “The Collective, our Collectivity and Collective Occupation.” Kantartzis is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK. Access the symposium Download the PowerPoint, linked in the above button. Begin the slideshow within PowerPoint. The PowerPoint has embedded audio, so be sure to … Continued
Second-year Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy student Daniel Cowan’s combined passions for farming and working with people led him to pursue a career in occupational therapy. Cowan owns and operates Red Tail Grains in Orange County, North Carolina. “I’ve always been drawn to physical work,” Cowan said. “I find it very fulfilling on … Continued
A podcast focused on therapy entrepreneurs and leaders of color has recently featured research assistant professor Khalilah Johnson, who received her PhD from the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 2016. The podcast, produced by alumnus Tomeico Faison ’98, ’01, focuses on diversity in occupational therapy.
Name: Stacy Wilson Program: Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Graduation Year: 2010 Current Employer and Job Title: WakeMed Health & Hospitals: Cary – Supervisor of Acute Rehabilitation Services Tell us about your job: When I first started my career I was a traveling therapist which gave me additional exposure to different practice areas … Continued