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Dr. Carol Wilson Spigner to speak on social policy and social change, March 8

Please join us for the 3rd annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., at the UNC School of Social Work. This event is free and open to the public. Carol Wilson Spigner, DSW, will speak on, "Social Policy and Social Change: Lessons Learned From Integrating Policy and Practice in the Real World." Read more

Jordan Institute works to reform adult guardianship policies, practice

After spending the past year examining policies and practices around adult guardianship, the UNC School of Social Work’s Jordan Institute for Families is moving forward with a state-funded initiative to educate others and raise awareness about less restrictive alternatives to the court-ordered process. Read more

School receives $1 million gift to support students, faculty and innovation

The UNC School of Social Work has received a $1 million gift from philanthropists Prudence F. and Peter J. Meehan. The gift will support student scholarships, assist in the recruitment and retention of promising junior faculty, and fund new innovation initiatives to meet emerging needs in the field. Read more

Researchers receive $3.4 million grant to study inappropriate and excessive use of antipsychotic medications

National Institute on Aging study targets use of medications in assisted living communities

Researchers in aging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a nearly $3.4 million federal grant to examine the inappropriate and excessive use of antipsychotic medications in assisted living communities, with a particular emphasis on examining what is behind the inappropriate and excessive use and potential alternate practices.