Dr. Stephen Hooper Named Chair of Department of Allied Health Sciences (NC UCEDD/LEND)

October 28, 2013

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Stephen R. Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and Associate Dean for Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Hooper is a Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, and Education at UNC and has carried a number of titles at the CIDD, including Director of Training and Education, Director of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology, and Associate Director.

He is an international expert in child neuropsychology with much of his research, clinical activity, and community outreach devoted to developmental disabilities. "I certainly thought that my career would end with the CIDD, but I have been given an opportunity to assume another wonderful leadership role within the medical school. After 26 years at the CDL/CIDD, it is hard to think of being at another place," said Dr. Hooper. "It has been a wonderful run and I truly have enjoyed working with each and every one of you over the years. It is hard to imagine working with a better group of people. I know that the CIDD will continue to be one of the national leaders in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities, and I hope to continue my connections and collaborations as I move into my new position. With that said, I am extremely excited about my new leadership role, and look forward to working with the faculty and staff at the UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences."

Dr. Hooper joined the UNC faculty in 1987 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and as Director of Psychology at the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning (CDL). His appointment as Chair and Associate Dean became effective October 1, 2013.