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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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.
Name: Stacy Wilson Program: Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Graduation Year: 2010 Current Employer and Job Title: WakeMed Health & Hospitals: Cary – Supervisor of Acute Rehabilitation Services Tell us about your job: When I first started my career I was a traveling therapist which gave me additional exposure to different practice areas … Continued
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, … Continued
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 … Continued