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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of External Communications and Marketing, 919-962-1532


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

Register to attend a live online MSW information session, Dec. 10 or Dec. 16

Take the first step toward obtaining your MSW by attending a live, online information session.

During the web-based event, we will review the application process and discuss how to be a competitive applicant to the UNC School of Social Work. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions related to the application and admissions process.

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.

School of Social Work creates lactation room for mothers

mother and babyPrivacy is a valuable commodity for women who are still nursing and eager to continue breastfeeding after going back to work or school. Thanks to the efforts of School staff, employees and students now have a dedicated space for their needs. Read more

School preparing students for new era in integrated healthcare

A growing movement toward integrated healthcare—in which physicians and mental health professionals collaborate as a team to diagnose and treat patients—is slowly shifting the traditional healthcare model and opening more doors for social workers who are better able to fill the service gap. Read more