UNC School of Social Work Associate Professor Mimi Chapman has shown that art can be used as a teaching tool for helping students, educators, and social workers to better understand the migration and cultural life experiences of Latinos and other diverse populations. Now, thanks to a $300,000 federal grant, Chapman and a trans-disciplinary team of UNC scholars are preparing to investigate whether art can also help to enhance the health care of Latino adolescents.
In recent years, research has suggested that pneumonia, the leading cause of infectious death in nursing homes, could be prevented if residents received better daily mouth care. Now, a new UNC study could pinpoint just how significant an effect improved brushing and flossing could have on infection prevention in older adults.
The UNC School of Social Work is holding several information sessions for prospective master's students. Each event includes an overview of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, tips on admissions and financial aid, and opportunities to ask questions. Read more