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Application deadline extended for 20-month Advanced Standing Program

The 20-month Advanced Standing application deadline has been extended to November 10, 2020, 11:59pm EST. Applicants who would like to be considered for School of Social Work funding must submit completed applications by October 31, 2020.

The new 20-month program is designed for candidates who have graduated from an accredited BSW program, including students who are eager to continue working as they complete their graduate degree. Applicants who are currently employed in social work-related settings, as well as those interested in advancing their macro social work skills are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Ph.D. student awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholarship

Doctoral student Hayden Dawes has been selected as a 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Research Scholar. Dawes, a second year Ph.D. student at UNC’s School of Social Work, is among a group of graduate students from across the country tapped for the prestigious national leadership development program.

Led by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with support from the RWJF, the Health Policy Research Scholars program targets second-year, full-time doctoral students who have demonstrated that their research has the potential to impact health and well-being.


Chowa, Cuddeback and Goings appointed distinguished professors

UNC School of Social Work faculty members Gina Chowa, Gary Cuddeback, and Trenette Clark Goings have been recognized for their service to teaching and their commitment to innovative research in the social work profession with appointments as distinguished professors.


Ansong appointed Wallace Kuralt Early Career Distinguished Scholar

David Ansong, Ph.D., has been appointed a Wallace Kuralt Early Career Distinguished Scholar. This term professorship was established by the School of Social Work in 2016 and is designed to support the research and scholarly interests of junior faculty.

The professorship is available for five years or until the faculty member is promoted to full professor. The honor includes a combined stipend and research fund of $12,400, which is supported from private donations.

Dean Gary Bowen praised Ansong as a bright star on the School’s faculty.