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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

Dr. Khalilah Johnson ’16 (PhD) Receives McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award

September 20, 2022

Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor within the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. The Hortense K. McClinton Outstanding Faculty Award honors a faculty or staff member, past or present, who has made outstanding contributions to the Carolina community. The award is given by UNC’s Black Alumni Reunion.

Division of PA Studies Receives Two Grants to Support DEI Efforts

August 17, 2022

The Division of Physician Assistant Studies has been awarded two grants that will support the implementation of multiple DEI-related projects over the next two years, including an NCCPA STEP Up Grant to support URM Students and School of Medicine DEI Mini Grant for medical Spanish curriculum development.

Two Doctor of Audiology Students Receive Sertoma Scholarships

August 15, 2022

Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students Sydney Stoter and Jenna Van Bosch were awarded Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarships. The awards are funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund and are given to high-performing graduate students pursing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology from institutions in the United States.

Valerie Tan and Patty Kinneer Win Employee Forum Awards

August 2, 2022

Valerie Tan, Associate Chair for Administration, won an Overton Leadership Award, and Patty Kinneer, Managing Director of Research Support & Scholarship, won a Pinnacle Award for their work in the Department of Health Sciences.