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Online Ethics Event Highlighting Racial and Ethical Dilemmas in Occupational Therapy Draws More Than 400 Participants

April 24, 2020

A continuing education ethics event hosted in March by the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy—originally intended for an in-person audience—drew more than 400 participants after it moved online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The student-planned event, titled “Racism in OT Practice: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas and Promoting Justice,” was part of a … Read more

Susan Szendrey Contributes to Autism Resource During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 20, 2020

Susan Szendrey, a PhD student in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has contributed to a resource to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource is available through a partnership with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.

2020 Mitchell Symposium: “The Collective, our Collectivity, and Collective Occupation.”

March 16, 2020

The 2020 Mitchell Symposium featured Sarah Kantartzis, DipCOT, MSC, PhD, “The Collective, our Collectivity and Collective Occupation.” Kantartzis is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK. Access the symposium Download the PowerPoint, linked in the above button. Begin the slideshow within PowerPoint. The PowerPoint has embedded audio, so be sure to … Read more

Amanda Carroll, PhD Student, Explores Intersection Between Resilience and Occupation Among Veterans

December 16, 2019

Amanda Carroll ’09 (’12 MS) aims to be a three-time Tar Heel alumna after completing her PhD in occupational science as she seeks to better understand the relationships between military service, occupational participation, resilience, and successful aging for older U.S. military veterans. Carroll, who works as an occupational therapist, grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina, … Read more

Jennifer “Jenny” Womack Featured on WCHL’s Woman Crush Wednesday

December 2, 2019

WCHL recently featured Jennifer “Jenny” Womack as part of its Woman Crush Wednesday feature. In the radio show, Womack spoke about her involvement with the Partnerships in Aging Program, an initiative of the University’s Office of the Provost. Womack also discussed her work with Cresent Magnolia, an initiative of Orange County Habitat for Humanity.

Faculty Publications: 2019

November 26, 2019

Angell, A.M., Carlson, T., Bagatell, N., Chen, C., Kramer, J.M., Schwartz, A, Tallon, M.B., & Hammel, J. (2019). Understanding self-determination as a crucial component in promoting the distinct value of occupational therapy in post-secondary transition planning. Journal of Occupational Therapy Schools & Early Intervention. doi:10.1080/19411243.201 Bagatell, N. (2019). Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Skills … Read more