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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."

Cindy Fraga-Riza to receive national research award

Cynthia Fraga RizoCindy Fraga Rizo, Ph.D., will receive the Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award for 2017 at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence (Sept. 26–28).

An assistant professor at the UNC School of Social Work (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Rizo focuses her research on interventions for particularly vulnerable intimate partner violence survivors, including Latinas, immigrants and system-involved survivors.

Chancellor Folt joins GSDI team to meet with Kenyan leaders

Gina Chowa speaks as Chancellor Carol Folt listensChancellor Carol Folt joined Gina Chowa, director of the School's Global Social Development Innovations (GSDI) center and other GSDI team members, in Nairobi, Kenya, to meet with government and organizational leaders and discuss GSDI programs in Africa.

The center is planning its formal launch for October 2017. Click here to read more about GSDI.

New scholarship to honor Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D.

Iris Carlton-LaNeyA scholarship honoring longtime faculty member Iris Carlton-LaNey, Ph.D., will benefit MSW students who are interested in social justice and racial equity.

The new Iris Carlton-LaNey Scholarship was created with a gift from alumnus Noel Bost (MSW '96). Click here to read more about this scholarship.