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Faculty and staff briefs

Mimi Chapman is a faculty member in a new UNC master’s sub-plan, M.A. in Literature, Medicine and Health. Her course, “Social Work in Health: Theory and Practice,” is an option for students in this program. While the sub-plan is housed in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and offered in collaboration with the Department of Social Medicine, those in the sub-plan participate in interdisciplinary coursework and research projects with faculty from across the University of North Carolina.

Jodi Flick presented at the 30th Annual Substance Abuse Services State of the Art Conference on Nov. 6. She spoke on, “Suicide in Adults and Children and Responding to Families and Communities Impacted by Meth.” Flick is also featured in NC-AHEC’s newsletter, “Jodi Flick: A True Passion for Teaching.”

Sherry Mergner assisted the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities in establishing two new programs: Social Smarts Summer Camp, and a parenting group called Raising Special Kids. Social Smarts was a week-long day camp in July, where campers learned to use their social thinking tools and were given strategies to self-regulate. The parenting group will begin in February and is an 8-week program for parents of children who have received a diagnosis of a developmental disability within the last two years. For more information on these programs, contact Mergner.

Marty Weems attended the Motivational Interviewing Network Training of Trainers (MINT) in Atlanta, Ga., in October and is now a member of MINT.

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