Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Students Experience Fieldwork in Colombia

August 5, 2019

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy students Alli Little, Cassie Fraser-Ball, Kendyl Cole, Sarah Ginter, and Serenity Kingsbury completed a fieldwork experience in Bucaramanga, Colombia in March 2019. Sue Coppola and Ryan Lavalley led the trip, which the Universidad de Santander (UDES) hosted. During the trip, students and faculty learned about occupational therapy and … Continued

Faculty Publication Highlights

July 31, 2019

Faculty Publication Highlights The following publications highlight recent publications from our faculty and PhD students. Johnson, K. & Bagatell, N. (2018). “No, You can’t have it”: Problematizing choice in institutionalized adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, Advance online publication.https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629518766121  This study examines how the choices of institutionalized adults with profound intellectual disabilities during … Continued

Susan Szendry, PhD, Receives Community Engagement Fellowship from Carolina Center for Public Service

May 23, 2019

Susan Szendry, PhD, has received a Community Engagement Fellowship from the Carolina Center for Public Service for her project “Facilitating Access and Inclusion for Visitors with Disabilities at a Local Zoological Park.” Szendry is completing her project alongside Jordan McNeill in Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education. Nancy Bagatell, director of the Division of Occupational … Continued

Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

May 23, 2019

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators inducted Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford into its ranks on May 23. Wakeford in an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, where Bagatell serves as program director. The division is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS). Wakeford is also coordinator for admission and … Continued

Schizophrenia in a New Light: Occupational Science Student Takes a Global Perspective

April 5, 2019

Ben Lee is a second-year PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy who is using his background in economics and anthropology in conjunction with occupational science to pursue research about the lived experience of the daily lives of people with schizophrenia and cultural effects through a global lens. Lee said his non-traditional route to … Continued

Nancy Bagatell, PhD, OTR/L, and Team at TEACCH Receive National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant

April 5, 2019

Nancy Bagatell, PhD, and director of the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, is an investigator on a three-year grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The grant aims to examine the effectiveness of TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Program (T-STEP) for young adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder … Continued

Linn Wakeford, PhD, OT/L, Receives Innovation Grant from Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) for Interdisciplinary Project

March 22, 2019

Linn Wakeford, PhD, OT/L, and associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has received an Innovation Grant in the amount of $26,000 from the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) for her interdisciplinary project, AH:SPIRE (Allied Health: Strategies to Promote, Inspire, Recruit, and Educate). The broad goal of AH:SPIRE is to address … Continued

Jennifer Womack, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Named Associate Director of UNC Partnerships in Aging Program

March 21, 2019

UNC Partnerships in Aging Program (PiAP), a campus-wide initiative in the University’s Office of the Provost, has recently named Jennifer “Jenny” Womack, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, as its associate director. Womack is a clinical professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, housed in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences. … Continued

Interdisciplinary Team from Department of Allied Health Sciences Fosters Dialogue About the IPE Geriatrics Experience

March 5, 2019

Department of Allied Health Sciences faculty participated in a conversation focusing on interdisciplinary work and the geriatric experience. Susan Coppola, MS, OT/L, OTD, FAOTA, with the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; Carol Giuliani, PT, PhD, FAPTA, with the Division of Physical therapy; and Sharon Williams, PhD, with the Division of Speech and Hearing … Continued