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Verbiest named as Jordan Institute director

Sarah Verbiest, DrPHSarah Verbiest, DrPH, John A. Tate Early Career Scholar for Children in Need, has been appointed as director of the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.


PrimeCare receives $1.9 million HRSA grant

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that UNC-PrimeCare, a specialized program in integrated behavioral health, has received a four-year $1.9 million federal award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This award follows a previous three-year award that established UNC-PrimeCare in 2014.

"PrimeCare puts social workers into health and behavioral health care settings to help treat individuals holistically," explained Lisa de Saxe Zerden, senior associate dean at the School of Social Work and principal investigator for the project.

"This aligns well with where social work jobs are forecast to be," Zerden said. "This area of social work is expected to grow 20 percent over the next 10 years."


SSW ranked among best in the world

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been ranked as the #3 social work program in the United States and the #4 social work program in the world, according to a report issued by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

"This ranking is a testament to the quality of our faculty, our research and the education that our students receive here," said Gary Bowen, dean of the School. "I'm proud that our School scored among the very best."


SSW to launch Global Social Development Innovations research center with October events

More than 40 economic, nonprofit and policy leaders and practitioners from around the globe will gather in October for a three-day symposium launching Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The new research center is based within the School of Social Work and aspires to improve the lives of marginalized populations around the world.


SSW receives $14.5 million for research, service

A commitment to research and service has produced one of the strongest years for financial support in the history of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The School received $14.5 million in external awards in the 2016–2017 fiscal year. This included $5 million in funding for research projects and more than $9 million for service projects throughout the State of North Carolina.

"This level of support is a testament to the quality of our faculty and our programs," said Gary Bowen, dean of the School. "Our work impacts hundreds of thousands of people, not only in North Carolina but across our country and throughout our world."