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Clark awarded $829,000 NIH grant to study drug abuse in biracial youth

ClarkAs a child growing up in a small North Carolina town, Trenette Clark watched as substance use wreaked havoc on the lives of those she cared deeply about.

“I saw people who were very close to me living a lifestyle that was severe as it relates to the social and health consequences of substance use,” said Clark, an assistant professor at UNC’s School of Social Work. “I saw people lose their children to the child welfare system and never get them back. I saw 16- and 17-year-old teenagers convicted of felonies for drug possession. I saw people die—that was probably the most profound. Seeing people die young, in their 20s and 30s, had a real impact on me, and I started wondering, ‘Why do people use drugs?’”

Adverse weather alert

UNC has announced that classes are canceled at 8 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2014; resume at 9:30 a.m.

Adverse weather alert

UNC has announced that classes are canceled until noon on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

Adverse weather alert

UNC has announced that evening classes are canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, starting at 5 p.m.

Former Obama administration official speaks on child welfare

On Oct. 22, 2013, Bryan Samuels, executive director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and former commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke on “Leadership, Evidence and Accountability in Child Welfare.”