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Department of Allied Health Sciences

The UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences houses seven divisions across the health care spectrum. Our dynamic programs, centers, and offices provide exemplary teaching, innovative research, and patient-centered clinical care to North Carolinians and beyond. We produce the nation's leading allied health professionals and provide new knowledge that informs both practice and policy. The department, led by Stephen Hooper, PhD, associate dean and chair, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022.

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Exemplary Teaching

Our students become health care leaders who will positively impact their future work settings.

Innovative Research

Our research generates new knowledge to inform practice and policy in allied health disciplines.

Person-Centered Clinical Care

We advance clinical practice with a focus on patient outcomes and quality of life.

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News

Ingersoll Selected as Next Chair of the Department of Health Sciences

Christopher “Chris” Ingersoll, PhD, has been selected to serve as Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Chair for the Department of Health Sciences. He will begin work in his new role on July 15, 2024.

Four Department of Health Sciences Programs Ranked in Top 5 Percent by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2024 rankings of top graduate schools, and four programs in the Department of Health Sciences were ranked in the top 5 percent nationwide. The Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences’ Doctor of Audiology program received a #3 ranking. The program has been ranked as a top 5 … Read more

Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Program Relocates to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Health Sciences

The Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science (NDSS) program has relocated from UNC-Charlotte to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Health Sciences. The program previously spent 14 years operating as a collaborative effort between UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Health Sciences, and now resides solely at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Lab Life on the Hill: Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Hosts Inaugural Live Stream Learning Event for North Carolina High Schools

To bring a taste of Chapel Hill and a glimpse into a health sciences profession to high school students across the state, the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) hosted its inaugural “Lab Life on the Hill” live stream event on February 2, 2024. The event, hosted by the division’s faculty and students and in … Read more

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Division of Radiologic Science: Ryan Monago

Division of Radiologic Science student Ryan Monago speaks about his experiences as a student in the radiologic science program.

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Welcome

A Message from the Chair

Stephen Hooper, PhD
Stephen Hooper, PhD

Welcome to the Department of Allied Health Sciences! The mission of the Department of Allied Health Sciences is to improve the quality and accessibility of health care for all people of North Carolina, and the world, through exemplary teaching, innovative research, and patient-centered clinical practice.

DAHS Associate Dean and Chair

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