Doctoral student Carrie Pettus-Davis was a guest on a local access cable TV program that aired March 18 on Time-Warner Channel 21. The topic was her dissertation research, “Support Matters,” an intervention study in Charlotte she developed. Support Matters is a social support program for recently released male prisoners with substance use disorders. Its goal is to build and strengthen the amount of positive social support in former prisoners’ social networks and, in turn, reduce the risk for relapse to substance misuse and criminal behaviors. The study is a randomized controlled pilot trial.
On University Research Day, graduate students from across the UNC campus present their research in oral or poster presentations. For the second year in a row, one of our doctoral students has received an award. Pettus-Davis won second place for oral presentation in social science and was presented her award at Graduate Student Recognition Day on April 8.