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Occupational Therapy Alumna Kathryn Diamant (’20 MS OT) Experiences Innovations in Telehealth at Carrboro’s Club Nova

August 12, 2020

Kathryn Diamant (’20 MS OT) completed her final fieldwork experience in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at Carrboro nonprofit Club Nova by using her training in the field and innovative technology to support the club’s members from a distance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Club Nova, which uses an international … Continued

Student-Led Book Club in Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Explores Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 6, 2020

Kate Hickert ‘18, a second-year master’s student in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has launched a student-led book club in hopes of creating a lasting impact when it comes to discussions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. The book club began in April following the news of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, … Continued

Kierra Peak ‘14 Receives 2020 Community Engagement Fellowship from Carolina Center for Public Service

June 23, 2020

The Carolina Center for Public Service has awarded second-year occupational science PhD student Kierra Peak ‘14 with a 2020 Community Engagement Fellowship. Peak and her research partner, Lindsay Rentschler, a doctoral student in the School of Education, plan to host workshops to empower parents with adolescents who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their joint project, … Continued

Statement of Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Action

June 2, 2020

As our country struggles with the tragedies and trauma that have occurred over the past week stemming from centuries of racism, we cannot and will not stay silent. The deaths of George Floyd, Amaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless more Black Americans are unjust and unacceptable. The faculty of the Division of Occupational Science and … Continued

UNC Health Talk Features Tschoepe, Womack

May 29, 2020

UNC Health Talk recently featured Raheleh Tschoepe ’04 (MS ’06) and Jennifer “Jenny” Womack (MS ’89; MA ’09) in an article about returning home from the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Tschoepe and Womack are occupational therapists and professors in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Raheleh Tschoepe, MS, OTR/L, is an … Continued

A Message from UNC Health

April 24, 2020

Dear Patient, Your health is our goal. Now more than ever, it is important to keep yourself as healthy as possible.

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 … Continued

Ethics Event: Readings

March 25, 2020

Darawsheh, W., Chard, G., & Eklund, M. (2015). The challenge of cultural competency in the multicultural 21st century: A conceptual model to guide occupational therapy practice.The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 3(2), 5.   Grullon, E., Hunnicutt, C., Morrison, M., Langford, O., & Whaley, M. (2018). A need for occupational justice: The impact of racial … Continued