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Bailliard and Interdisciplinary Team funded to Engage with Homeless Populations Experiencing Mental Illness in Los Angeles County

October 23, 2019

Antoine Bailliard, an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has received funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health through a subcontract with the University of California Los Angeles as part of an interdisciplinary team to design a model of outreach teams to engage with the most vulnerable … Continued

Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, Discusses Her Passion for Training Occupational Therapists and Advocacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act

October 21, 2019

Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, is an assistant clinical professor and academic fieldwork coordinator for the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. The division is one of seven housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine. Sorensen was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder that results in decreased … Continued

Recent Training, Leadership, and Service Grants

October 14, 2019

Effectiveness of TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Program (T-STEP) Laura Klinger (PI), Nancy Bagatell (Investigator). National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice Nancy Bagatell (Co-director). U.S. Department of Education; Office of Special Education Programs. This project will prepare a cohort of PhD students … Continued

Alumnus Stacy Wilson (’10 MS) Involved in Diversity Initiatives

September 5, 2019

Stacy Wilson, MS, OTR/L, who received his degree in occupational therapy in 2010, has been on the go since then. He was a traveling therapist, worked in inpatient rehabilitation, and is now the supervisor of the OT, PT, and SLP department at WakeMed Acute Care in Cary, NC. He is also a new father to … Continued

Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Hosts Week-Long Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

August 30, 2019

Young adults from the Triangle with intellectual disabilities experienced an inaugural week-long skills camp in July tailored to support them as they transition to adulthood thanks to an interdisciplinary University collaboration called the Higher Education, Employment, Living Success (HEELS UP) Summer Intensive. The program is part of the recently established HEELS 2 Transition organization, an interdisciplinary collaboration among the … Continued

Anonymous Donor Establishes Occupational Science Discovery and Expansion of Knowledge Endowed Fund to Support PhD Program and Division Faculty

August 21, 2019

The Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor to establish the Occupational Science Discovery and Expansion of Knowledge Endowed Fund. The transformational gift will provide support for faculty and/or PhD student research and scholarly activity in perpetuity. Funds may be used for visiting scholars, think tanks, and expenses … Continued