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Mimi Chapman presented in June at “Global Health and Well-Being: The Social Work Response” about her work in China. The event was sponsored by the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

In July, Chapman presented at the Annual Conference of the International Visual Sociology Association, “The Public Image.” She presented on her visual intervention for teachers entitled, “Yo Veo: How Images Work to Help Us to Think Differently.” The conference was held at Goldsmith’s College of the University of London in London, England.

Chapman was elected to the University Hearings and Appeals Committee. She was also invited by Chair of the Faculty Jan Boxill to serve on the Student Grievance Committee.

Chapman was awarded a Ueltschi Service Learning Course Development Grant in the amount of $8,000 to develop a seminar that will focus on using images to enhance middle school education for new immigrant youth. The course will be developed for first-year Carolina students in conjunction with MSW students who will supervise them as part of a new field placement in Chatham County.

Chapman’s course, “Health: Theory and Practice” will be a course option in the newly minted interdisciplinary MA program in “Literature, Medicine, and Culture.”

Trenette Clark has received a $828,911 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for her five-year research project, “Substance Use Trajectories and Health Outcomes for Monoracial and Biracial Blacks.”

Clark gave three presentations at the 45th Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) Annual International Convention in New Orleans, LA in August 2013. Presentations were titled “Racial Differences in Parent-Adolescent Relations and Alcohol Trajectories from Adolescence to Young Adulthood,” “Epidemiology of Substance Use among Monoracial/Ethnic and Biracial/Ethnic Youth,” and “Cigarette Trajectories among Monoracial and Biracial Blacks.”

Clark was an invited speaker in August at the UNC Future Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP). The FFP is a competitive five-day intensive, interdisciplinary program for postdoctoral students, senior-level graduate students, and junior faculty. Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the FFP seeks to prepare participants to meet their future faculty responsibilities. Her presentation was entitled, “Your Scholarship in Year 1.”

Annie Francis, MSW/MPA ’11, has joined the UNC School of Social Work as a clinical instructor in a newly-created position, coordinator of student affairs. Francis will work to maintain and further develop student programs such as academic advising, professional development, leadership training and student orientation. She will also serve as a plan of study advisor, guiding students through curriculum policies and procedures as they complete their plans of study.

Dee Gamble, emerita faculty member, won the honorable mention award in the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) 2013 awards. Each year at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) annual program meeting, the JSWE Editorial Advisory Board honors a Best Reviewer and a group of Best Articles for the most recently completed volume year. Gamble won in the Best Conceptual Article Award category, for her article, “Well-being in a Globalized World: Does Social Work Know How to Make it Happen?” (in Vol. 48, No. 4, of the JSWE).

Marilyn Ghezzi is serving on NASW-NC’s Peer Review Board. Because NASW-NC champions the professional development of social workers, the chapter has developed this board in order to review courses submitted by organizations applying to the Continuing Education Approval/Endorsement Programs, to ensure that they are sound, relevant, and appropriate CE opportunities for social workers.

Upcoming AHEC trainings by faculty

Sept. 12 – Ethical Practice in In-home Care, Kim Strom-Gottfried

Sept. 11 – DSM-5,  Marilyn Ghezzi (as part of the School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series in Winston-Salem)
Sept. 30 – Suicide in Adults and Children, Jodi Flick