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2014 Mitchell Symposium Public Lecture Available Online

2014 Mitchell Symposium Public Lecture Available Online

The 2014 Mitchell Symposium public lecture, "Occupational Activism for Global Justice," by Dr. Gelya Frank, PhD, is now available online.

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Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

Community Engagement Fellowship Awarded to DAHS Student Research Team

The Carolina Center for Public Service has awarded a Community Engagement Fellowship to an interdisciplinary team of student researchers from the Department of Allied Health Sciences: Tyson Harmon (PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences), Mei-Ling Lin (PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science), and Gabrielle Scronce (DPT student in the Division of Physical Therapy).

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Grant Supports HSL Librarian Partnership with DAHS Research Team

Grant Supports HSL Librarian Partnership with DAHS Research Team

Three Health Sciences Library (HSL) librarians and Lori Leibold, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, successfully earned funding for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) Administrative Supplement.

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2014 David E. Yoder Symposium

2014 David E. Yoder Symposium

The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences hosted the 2014 David E. Yoder Symposium on March 28 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The all-day session, titled “Combining Literacy and Language Intervention of Young Children,” was led by Dr. Laura Justice, Executive Director of the Children’s Learning Research Collaborative and EHE Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University.

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Greetings from Dr. Stephen R. Hooper

Greetings from Dr. Stephen R. Hooper

As I begin my tenure as Associate Dean and Chair for the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS), I am truly excited about the future. My arrival could not have gone better, thanks in part to an extremely thoughtful welcoming event on January 7 (Thanks to all involved!).

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From Dr. Grace Baranek, Associate Chair for Research

From Dr. Grace Baranek, Associate Chair for Research

We’re only half way through academic year 2013-2014 and already there are several noteworthy accomplishments!

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Student Spotlight: Jennie Zoski

Student Spotlight: Jennie Zoski

When she’s not running half-marathons in Alaska or playing with her Black Lab mix, Speech and Hearing Sciences doctoral candidate Jennie Zoski is working to combine her passions for literacy and language with her love of children.

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Staff Spotlight: John Bulluck

Staff Spotlight: John Bulluck

John Bulluck, Research Systems Analyst, has been helping researchers with the Sensory Experiences Project (SEP) determine the best strategies for tackling ever-evolving technological challenges since 2008.

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New Interdisciplinary Autism Training Grant will Help Produce Leaders in Research and Outreach

A new interdisciplinary training grant to help doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows at UNC develop leadership competencies related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has received $1,246,834 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Bagatell Receives Award to Study Occupations and Routines in Families with Adolescents

Bagatell Receives Award to Study Occupations and Routines in Families with Adolescents

Dr. Nancy Bagatell, Associate Professor, has received a Junior Faculty Development Award worth $7,500 to fund research. The pilot project, called “Families with Adolescent-Aged Children and the Co-construction and Re-negotiation of Occupations and Routines: Investigating Methods to Capture Transactions of Families,” seeks to study the routines and occupations of families with adolescents to discover how and why these routines change over time.

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Klinger Receives Grant to Study Interventions for  Improving Employment Skills of Adolescents with ASD

Klinger Receives Grant to Study Interventions for Improving Employment Skills of Adolescents with ASD

Dr. Mark R. Klinger, Associate Professor, has received a two-year, $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks to research ways to better prepare adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for productive, long-term employment.

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UNC to Launch Unprecedented Collaboration to Improve Services for Young Children with Autism and Their Families

UNC to Launch Unprecedented Collaboration to Improve Services for Young Children with Autism and Their Families

January 13, 2014 - Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a State Implementation Grant of $900,000 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

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Grant Helps Fund Development of Hamstrings Muscle Stretching Prototype

Grant Helps Fund Development of Hamstrings Muscle Stretching Prototype

Researchers with the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have received $25,000 in seed grant funding from the Rehabilitation Engineering Center (REC) to further development of a hamstrings muscle stretching device prototype.

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Student Research News Summer 2013

Student Research News Summer 2013

Cunningham Receives SPARC Award * Hodson Completes NIH/NICD Summer Fellowship * Gomez Receives NICD Travel Award * Mamo Awarded New Century Scholars Doctoral Fellowship * White Receives NICD Grant * Wutzke Selected as Neuromuscular Plasticity Scholar * Timko Wins Diversity Award

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Student Spotlight: Ashley Freuler

Student Spotlight: Ashley Freuler

Occupational Science PhD candidate Ashley Freuler successfully defended her dissertation in the spring of 2013 and will graduate in August.

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Faculty Honors and Achievements, Summer 2013

Faculty Honors and Achievements, Summer 2013

Woodward Named Radiologic Original * Watson Named ASHA Fellow * Renner Wins National Advising Award * Thorpe Delivers Keynotes, Receives APTA Award * Williams Selected for ACCLAIM Program

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New Faculty 2013

The Department of Allied Health Sciences welcomed nine new faculty members for the fall of 2013.

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Hasselkus Visits as 2013 Mitchell Symposium Scholar

Hasselkus Visits as 2013 Mitchell Symposium Scholar

Dr. Betty Risteen Hasselkus, Emeritus Professor of Kinesiology/Occupational Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, visited UNC Chapel Hill in March as the 2013 Mitchell Symposium Scholar.

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McCulloch Honored by APTA as Research on Assessment for Wounded Warriors Continues to Draw Support

McCulloch Honored by APTA as Research on Assessment for Wounded Warriors Continues to Draw Support

Dr. Karen McCulloch, Professor, received the Service to Section Award for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Neurology Section at the 2013 Combined Section Meeting in January.

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