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Allied Health Ambassadors Create Video to Encourage Safe and Healthy Return to Campus
The ambassadors in the Allied Health Sciences Department made a two-minute video to showcase some of the changes students will face when they return to campus.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 4
Telehealth Audiologist Assistant Rule Approved to Begin Telehealth Services Statewide; Advocacy Continues for Interstate Compact
Philip Griffin, AuD, successfully advocated for the change and says the passage of the audiology assistant rule in North Carolina dovetails with a need for high-quality patient care.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 4
HEELS Prep Transitions Online in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
HEELS Prep, an interdisciplinary program to support young adults with intellectual disabilities, moves online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 4
UNC Preschool Writing Project to Distribute At-Home Literacy Learning Packets to North Carolina Head Start Families
The literacy packets, which contain alphabet activities, literacy-based scavenger hunts, and art projects, will be distributed in east Durham as part of a food distribution program.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 14
Physician Assistant Studies Students Assemble Personal Protective Equipment in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Second-year Physician Assistant Studies students are teaming up at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Be a Maker (BeAM) makerspace to assemble personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Whalen Distributes Communication Boards to COVID-19 Health Care Providers
Meaghan Whalen, a second-year student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences studying speech-language pathology, has repurposed communication resources in order to equip health care providers as they treat patients who face COVID-19.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 30
Wilkins Aims to Fill Void in Rural Health Care; Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic
Emily Wilkins is a second-year Physician Assistant Studies student from Rutherfordton, North Carolina who returned to work in neighboring Hendersonville as a paramedic during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve our state.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 30
Elizabeth Hart ’14 Describes Versatile Role of Occupational Therapists During COVID-19 Pandemic
Elizabeth Hart received her master's in occupational therapy from UNC's allied health sciences department in 2014. She is relying on her training during the pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 23
Reid Medlin ’09 ’15 Describes Role of Physical Therapists During COVID-19 Pandemic
Reid Medlin ’09, ’15 is relying on his training as a cardiopulmonary physical therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic; he credits the versatility of training with how those in the profession have responded to the virus.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16
Veteran and Physician Assistant Studies Student Alec Fields Uses 3D Printer to Enhance PPE During COVID-19 Pandemic
Fields has produced more than 100 brackets for the hospital as well as for fire and rescue teams in Havelock, North Carolina. Fields is using an open-source design and is customizing the brackets to fit masks that health care providers use. He said it can take anywhere from 70 to 90 minutes to print about half a dozen brackets, depending on their size.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 16