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
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Elizabeth Hart (’14 MS) is relying on her training as an occupational therapist (OT) during the COVID-19 pandemic; Hart works at a local retirement community and credits the versatility of her degree to help residents maintain quality of life. Prior to the pandemic, Hart’s typical day included working with residents in skilled nursing or in … Read more
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.
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
Second-year Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy student Daniel Cowan’s combined passions for farming and working with people led him to pursue a career in occupational therapy. Cowan owns and operates Red Tail Grains in Orange County, North Carolina. “I’ve always been drawn to physical work,” Cowan said. “I find it very fulfilling on … Read more
A podcast focused on therapy entrepreneurs and leaders of color has recently featured research assistant professor Khalilah Johnson, who received her PhD from the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 2016. The podcast, produced by alumnus Tomeico Faison ’98, ’01, focuses on diversity in occupational therapy.
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
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.
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