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Community Conversations Foster Diversity and Inclusion Efforts within the Department of Allied Health Sciences
This monthly gathering designed to facilitate conversations with the goal of intentionally and mindfully respecting diversity in our community, continues to grow in light of recent activism efforts across the country and COVID-19.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 24
Researchers for the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies Receive $2.5-Million Grant
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research awarded researchers Karen Erickson (UNC), Lori Geist (UNC), and Jeff Higginbotham (University at Buffalo) funding to the improve expressive communication of individuals with complex communication needs.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 17
Physician Assistant Studies’ Jason Hrdina Receives National Recognition as AAPA Distinguished Fellow
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has named Jason Hrdina as a distinguished fellow for his outstanding contributions to patient care and to the profession.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 10
Division of Physical Therapy Welcomes Class of 2023 with Professionalism Ceremony
The Division of Physical Therapy and the UNC Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) officially welcomed 30 incoming students as part of the class of 2023 at a professionalism ceremony, held online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
Haley, Jacks awarded RO1 NIH Grant to Study Speech Production Disorders Following Stroke
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Katarina Haley, PhD, and Adam Jacks, PhD, in the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences, a five-year, $3-million research grant to study speech production disorders following a stroke to help researchers and clinicians define diagnostic profiles to enhance patient care.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
HEELS Prep Completes Online Program During Summer 2020
HEELS Prep, an Allied Health Sciences interdisciplinary program to support young adults with intellectual disabilities, completed its online program during summer 2020.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Aug. 20
Division of Physical Therapy Recognizes Class of 2020 Graduates With Online Ceremony
The Division of Physical Therapy recognized its class of 2020 graduates, including six residents, 30 Doctor of Physical Therapy students (DPT), and three transitional DPT students in a ceremony held on Saturday, August 1.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Recognizes Three Alumnae with “Voices Under 40” Award
Michelle Campbell (’18 MS MDS), Sophia Chandrasekar ’16 and Letycia Nuñez-Argote ’07, each received recognition for their contributions to the profession.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 6
Doctor of Physical Therapy Alumna Anna VerMeulen Works with Patients with COVID-19 at Mission Health
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Allied Health Sciences alumna Anna VerMeulen ’14 (’19 DPT) worked in general medical units, orthopedics, or in other settings, while at Mission Health.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 23
Clay Hadden ‘Mister Clay’ Finds Unanticipated Success on YouTube Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Over the past fourteen years, Clay Hadden (’06 MS SLP) has worked with children who face an array of speech and language delays, with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 23