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.
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.
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.
The UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Health Sciences has named Hannah Siburt, AuD, PhD as the incoming director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, a role she assumed July 1, 2022. Siburt joined the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty in July 2017 and has served as assistant professor, the AuD … Continued
On July 1, 2022, the UNC School of Medicine department formerly known as Allied Health Sciences officially changed its name to the Department of Health Sciences. The name change has been in discussion and moving through university protocols since 2019; it is welcomed as an opportunity to accurately reflect the department’s operation and better align … Continued
Ryan Lavalley (PhD ’19), is an assistant professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy who places focus on applying OT skills and interventions in community settings. His interest in how occupational therapists can apply their skillset in community settings – particularly in broader systems that impact the everyday lives of patients – … Continued
The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Department of Allied Health Sciences recently celebrated the careers of Dr. Jackson Roush and Dr. Linda Watson as they both enter retirement. Both Roush and Watson have been instrumental parts of the division for more than 30 years and have contributed greatly to their fields, colleagues, students, … Continued
Stephen Hooper, PhD, and Lara-Jeane Costa, PhD, were awarded a $4.5 million research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) for their project titled, Effectiveness Replication of the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) Instructional Model for Writing in the General Curriculum. The purpose of the systematic replication is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Self-Regulated … Continued
The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science recently celebrated Amber Vaughn, the first graduate of the online Master’s in Clinical Laboratory Science – Medical Laboratory Science (MCLS) program. This program, launched in 2020, was developed for certified laboratory professionals who wish to advance their careers through graduate coursework in molecular diagnostics, research design, laboratory administration, and … Continued