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Faculty briefs: May 2012

Deborah Barrett had an invited article published in Neuropathy News, newsletter of the Neuropathy Association, “Tips For Improving Life With Neuropathic Pain.”

Iris Carlton-LaNey was elected to the 2012 National Nominating Committee for CSWE (Council on Social Work Education).

Mimi Chapman gave a talk in April at Kenyon College, Center for Innovative Pedagogy (Gambier, Ohio) entitled, “Why Images Work: From Visual Literacy to Critical Thinking.”

Chapman has also been invited by Chancellor Holden Thorp to participate in the workshop “The Entrepreneurial Mindset – Maximizing Faculty Impact” in May.

Trenette Clark presented, “Racial Differences in Parent-Adolescent Relations and Alcohol Trajectory Patterns” at the 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans on April 14, 2012.

Clark presented at the Center for Faculty Excellence’s Future Faculty Fellowship Program on May 15. Trenette was one of three panel members who presented to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Clark and the other panel members discussed their experiences in planning for their current faculty positions including conducting the job search and preparing for the “job talk.” The Future Faculty Fellowship Program is a competitive program for graduate students who are interested in further developing their understanding and skills related to being a faculty member. The program addresses content in the areas of teaching and learning, research, technology and leadership.

Jodi Flick is providing a training to the chaplain interns at UNC Hospital on “Caring for Families after a Suicide.” For the past year and a half, she has been providing this training for them each fall and spring.

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, associate professor and founding director of the Asset-Building Research Group, was invited to the first White House Summit on Financial Capability and Empowerment to be held this month. The summit will focus on the importance of building financial capabilities, with particular focus on low- and moderate-income Americans. The summit is being convened by the White House and the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, which was established to assist the American people in understanding financial matters and making informed financial decisions, and thereby contribute to financial stability.

Grinstein-Weiss was named a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. Brookings is consistently ranked as one of the most influential think tanks for its excellent leadership in research and public policy.

Grinstein-Weiss was awarded a major two-year grant from The Ford Foundation to support her Refund to Savings Initiative.

Grinstein Weiss will be leaving the UNC School of Social Work to become an associate professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She starts her new position July 1 at the Brown School, where she will also serve as the associate director of the Center for Social Development.

Rebecca Macy and her project, MOVE (Mothers Overcoming Violence through Education and Empowerment), are featured a wonderful story in the Duke Endowment newsletter.

Amanda Sheely was awarded the American Association of University Women Short-Term Publication Grant for her proposal, “Do Formal Mission Statements Influence Actual Administrative Practices of County Welfare Agencies Serving Poor Women and Their Families?”

Sheely was also accepted to the Fragile Families 2012 Summer Data Workshop, which will be held at Columbia University in New York on July 11-13.

Cynthia “Syd” Wiford was selected to be a member of the CSWE-NADD (Council on Social Work Education) Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health Curriculum Project curriculum development team for the Integrated Health Policy and Services course.

Conducting upcoming AHEC trainings:

May 23 – William Hall –LGBTQ

June 1 – Kim Strom-Gottfried – Ethics for Supervisors

June 20 – Tina Souders – Will You Be My Friend? Ethical Considerations in the 21st Century

June 21 – Anne Jones – Understanding and Working with Step Families

May 17 – Marty Weems – Intervening with People in Crisis

June 13 – Carmen Crosby – Domestic Violence

June 14 – Tanya Richmond – Preparing for the LCSW Exam

June 15 – Kim Strom-Gottfried – Advanced Ethical Issues