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Alumni Feature: Stephanie Bristol, MS, PhD, OTR/L

November 21, 2023

Dr. Stephanie Bristol, a 2023 graduate of the Doctoral program in Occupational Science at UNC, has always had a passion for caring for and working with animals. She grew up on a farm and is the daughter of two veterinarians who introduced her to a variety of pets and horseback riding at an early age. … Read more

OS/OT Faculty and Students Present at NCOTA 2023

October 17, 2023

The North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association (NCOTA) will host its annual conference November 3-5, 2023. This year, UNC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy faculty and students will be on-site in Salisbury, NC to present the below topics. Master’s in OT students will also be in attendance to present their research posters. UNC OS/OT looks forward … Read more

OS/OT Faculty, Students and Alumni Present at SSO:USA 2023

October 17, 2023

The Society for the Study of Occupation:USA (SSO:USA) annual conference is always a highlight of the year in the profession, and UNC’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy will have multiple faculty, students and alumni presenting at this year’s event in St. Louis. Those attending hope to connect with alumni, colleagues and friends throughout … Read more

World OT Day 2022: A Cross-Cultural Collaboration Between OT and OTA Students in Trinidad and North Carolina

December 19, 2022

Overview World Occupational Therapy (OT) Day is observed annually on October 27 to celebrate and increase awareness of occupational therapy. The World Federation of Occupational Therapists provides the framework for World OT Day observances each year. The theme selected for 2022 was “Opportunity + Choice = Justice.” OT and OTA students at the University of … Read more

Faculty Feature: Ryan Lavalley Focuses on Community Practice

July 18, 2022

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. A 2019 graduate of the PhD in Occupational Science program here at UNC-Chapel Hill, Lavalley has been quick to make deep connections on campus and in … Read more

Khalilah Johnson (’16 PhD) Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action Award

November 23, 2021

Dr. Khalilah Johnson has received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action award. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine. The $250,000 grant will support her project, Disrupting the Cycle of Inaccessible … Read more

Amanda Carroll, PhD, Examines Links Between Military Service, Occupation, Resilience and Aging in Veterans

November 10, 2021

In the fall of 2017, Amanda Carroll ’09 (’12 MS, ’21 PhD) returned to UNC to pursue a PhD in occupational science with a goal of better understanding the relationships between military service, occupational participation, resilience and successful aging for older U.S. military veterans. “I’ve always been interested in military culture and the way it … Read more

Lavalley Honored with Carolina Award for Outstanding Public Service

April 21, 2021

At the annual Public Service Awards event held on April 15, Ryan Lavalley, post-doctoral research associate in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, was among 11 individuals and one organization honored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for outstanding contributions to the campus and broader communities. This year’s event was … Read more