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February Observances and Celebrations

February 1, 2023

The Department of Health Sciences is pleased to recognize the following observances and celebrations for the month of February: Black History Month February 1 – March 1, 2023  Each February, Black History Month serves as a celebration and shines a light on Black history. Learn more about the history of Black History Month.   Maha … Continued

Department of Health Sciences Faculty Receive 2023 University Teaching Awards

January 19, 2023

Dr. Susan Beck, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Dr. Sue Coppola, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, were two of 25 UNC faculty members and graduate teaching assistants to be recognized with 2023 University Teaching Awards. Additionally, Seth Alexander, a School of Medicine graduate student who teaches in the Division of Radiologic Science, received an award.

January Observances and Celebrations

January 2, 2023

The Department of Health Sciences is pleased to recognize the following observances and celebrations for the month of January: New Year’s Day January 1, 2023 On January 1 of every year, people ring in the New Year with resolutions to change and festive parties. Learn more about the history of New Year’s Day.  Vaikunta Ekadasi … Continued

Dr. Deborah Givens Appointed as Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs

December 1, 2022

The UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Health Sciences named Deborah Givens, PT, DPT, Ph.D., FAPTA, as the new Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs, effective August 1, 2022. Givens is a professor and the Division Director of Physical Therapy. She became division director in 2015 and previously led physical therapy programs at The Ohio State … Continued

December Observances and Celebrations

December 1, 2022

The Department of Health Sciences is pleased to recognize the following observances and celebrations for the month of December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3, 2022 The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division of Social Inclusion recognizes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities annually on December 3. The theme … Continued

Department of Health Sciences 50th Anniversary Event Recap

November 15, 2022

The UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Health Sciences (DHS) hosted its 50th anniversary event on Friday, Nov. 4. The theme of the evening was recognition of the department’s past, celebration of present accomplishments, and looking ahead toward the future. The event was held at George Watts Hill Alumni Center and about 130 guests attended, … Continued

Celebrating National Allied Health Week

November 14, 2022

The UNC Department of Health Sciences is celebrating National Allied Health Week November 6-12, 2022. National Allied Health Week is an annual opportunity to dedicate a week to the allied health professionals who make a significant impact on our health care system. This National Allied Health Week is especially exciting as it is the Department … Continued

November Observances and Celebrations

November 7, 2022

The Department of Health Sciences is pleased to recognize the following observances and celebrations for the month of November: National Allied Health Week November 6-12, 2022 Did you know that when combined, allied health professions comprise nearly 60 percent of the health professions workforce? This week will be in celebration of the Department of Health … Continued

Kristine Barnette and Pamela Morrison Earn 2022 Dean’s Performance Awards

September 27, 2022

Kristine Barnette is the Student Laboratory Manager in the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science and received her award in the Education category. Pamela Morrison is an Administrative Support Specialist for the department and received her award in the Service category. The two were recognized at the annual School of Medicine Staff Summit and were two … Continued