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Professor Matthew Howard is mentioned in an Oct. 13 story on EurekAlert, “Inhalant use linked to head injuries, traumatic experiences and mental illness.”

Clinical Associate Professor Kristen Kainz co-authored a report that is featured on the Brookings Institute website, “Why federal spending on disadvantaged students (Title I) doesn’t work.”

Clinical Assistant Professor Ron Mangum was a guest on a Nov. 8 UNC-TV program, the Black Issues Forum, discussing the topic of “Close Encounters with the Law.” Mangum and a retired police chief help viewers understand what police officers and citizens alike can do to prevent unsafe situations from developing. Watch video

Professor Kim Strom-Gottfried was featured in the “Honors” section of the University Gazette on Oct. 14, for her Excellence in Ethics Award from the National Association of Social Workers.

Clinical Associate Professor Sarah Verbiest was quoted in an Oct. 26 Raleigh News & Observer op-ed, “Medicaid holdout puts infants at risk.”

Professor Sheryl Zimmerman was interviewed on UNC’s Carolina Connections radio program on Nov. 7, discussing how anti-psychotic drugs may be overused in assisted living facilities. Listen here. She was also featured in McKnight’s Senior Living on Nov. 2, “Study will examine use of antipsychotics in assisted living,” the Triangle Business Journal on Nov. 3, “UNC targets 12,000 patients in seven states to study use of antipsychotics,” and the Raleigh News & Observer on Nov. 2, “UNC-CH wins $3.4M grant to study overuse of antipsychotic drugs among older people,”
Zimmerman co-authored a Letter to the Editor published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on Sept. 21, “Addressing Antipsychotic Use in Assisted Living Residents with Dementia.

The Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program at the School of Social Work is mentioned in an Oct. 28 University Gazette story, “School of Social Work to offer mental health first aid training.”