Khalilah Johnson ’16 Featured in Therapy Entrepreneurs and Leaders of Color Podcast

February 26, 2020

A podcast focused on therapy entrepreneurs and leaders of color podcast 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.

Alumnus Spotlight: Stacy Wilson ’10

January 24, 2020

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

Amanda Carroll, PhD Student, Explores Intersection Between Resilience and Occupation Among Veterans

December 16, 2019

Amanda Carroll ’09, ’12, aims to be a three-time Tar Heel alumna after completing her PhD in occupational science as she seeks to better understand the relationships between military service, occupational participation, resilience, and successful aging for older U.S. military veterans. Carroll, who works as an occupational therapist, grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and … Continued

Jennifer “Jenny” Womack Featured on WCHL’s Woman Crush Wednesday

December 2, 2019

WCHL recently featured Jennifer “Jenny” Womack as part of its Woman Crush Wednesday feature. In the radio show, Womack spoke about her involvement with the Partnerships in Aging Program, an initiative of the University’s Office of the Provost. Womack also discussed her work with Cresent Magnolia, an initiative of Orange County Habitat for Humanity.

Faculty Publications: 2019

November 26, 2019

Angell, A.M., Carlson, T., Bagatell, N., Chen, C., Kramer, J.M., Schwartz, A, Tallon, M.B., & Hammel, J. (2019). Understanding self-determination as a crucial component in promoting the distinct value of occupational therapy in post-secondary transition planning. Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools & Early Intervention. doi:10.1080/19411243.201 Bagatell, N. (2019). Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Skills … Continued

Bailliard and Interdisciplinary Team funded to Engage with Homeless Populations Experiencing Mental Illness in Los Angeles County

October 23, 2019

Antoine Bailliard, an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has received funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health through a subcontract with the University of California Los Angeles as part of an interdisciplinary team to design a model of outreach teams to engage with the most vulnerable … Continued

Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, Discusses Her Passion for Training Occupational Therapists and Advocacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act

October 21, 2019

Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, is an assistant clinical professor and academic fieldwork coordinator for the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. The division is one of seven housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine. Sorensen was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder that results in decreased … Continued

Recent Training, Leadership, and Service Grants

October 14, 2019

Effectiveness of TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Program (T-STEP) Laura Klinger (PI), Nancy Bagatell (Investigator). National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice Nancy Bagatell (Co-director). U.S. Department of Education; Office of Special Education Programs. This project will prepare a cohort of PhD students … Continued