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More than a dozen students in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences received recognition for their studies across four health care disciplines.

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, The UNC Graduate School recognized dozens of students for their accomplishments during the school year, including Jesse Sykes, a second-year student in the Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.

The School awarded Sykes with The Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) Graduate Student Awards for Excellence in Mentorship. The Graduate School recognizes students who also receive prestigious fellowships and awards; honorees make significant contributions to University’s mission in a wide variety of fields of study.

“Graduate students inspire us through their hard work, enthusiasm and determination,” said Steve Matson, dean of the Graduate School. “We have much to celebrate, every day, within our graduate education community.”

The Department of Allied Health Sciences had more than a dozen recipients of various awards and fellowships recognized by the Graduate School:

Prestigious External Fellowships:

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

  • Dana Cea, North Carolina Rehabilitation Association T.L. McClellan Memorial Scholarship

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

  • Yun-Ju Chen, Fulbright Fellowship for Non-U.S. Students (Occupational Science)
  • Richelle Suttle, American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellowship (Occupational Therapy)

Speech and Hearing Sciences

  • Ashwaq Alzamel, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Scholarship
  • Nicole Corbin, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Research Dissertation Fellowship for AuD Audiologists (F32) NIH
  • Marziye Eshghi, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Century Scholars Program Doctoral Scholarship
  • Thomas Page, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Student Research Travel Award
  • Nancy Quick, Council of Academic Programs in Speech Sciences and Disorders- Plural Research Scholarship
  • Caroline Traub, SERTOMA Scholarship for Communicative Disorders

Human Movement Science

  • Michael Clark, NSRA Fellowship (F30) NIH – For MD/PhD Students- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Jody Field, Foundation for Physical Therapy Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarship
  • Matthew Harkey, NATA Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Scholarship; American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award
  • Katie Hirsch, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) Women’s Scholarship Deer Creek Limestone Foundation Community Trust Scholarship
  • Kyeongtak Song, NATA Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Research Grant
  • Elizabeth Teel, NATA Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Research Grant; ACSM Clinical Sports Medicine Endowment

Graduate School Leadership Development Scholars:

  • Jenni Reiff, Occupational Therapy
  • Richelle Suttle, Occupational Therapy

Carolina Center for Public Service Community Engagement Fellows (2016):

  • Michaela DuBay, Speech and Hearing Sciences