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Tate Talks annual series kicks off on Sept. 26


Carl Castro, Ph.D., will present “Military Transitions and Veteran Health and Wellbeing” for the first Tate Talk of the 2019–2020 academic year.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. It is free and open to the public.

Castro is an associate professor at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. He serves as director for the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families and chairs a NATO research group on military veteran transitions.

A Fulbright Scholar, Castro also edits Military Behavioral Health, the flagship academic journal about the biopsychosocial health and wellbeing of service members, veterans and military families. Before joining the faculty of USC in 2013, Castro served 33 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of colonel.

“I regard Dr. Castro as one of the leading behavioral health scientists in the world,” Dean Gary Bowen noted in announcing the talk.

Tate Talks were inspired by John A. “Jack” Tate Jr., an articulate advocate for social change and a devoted supporter of UNC School of Social Work. The talks, scheduled occasionally, feature emerging ideas and concepts in social work and social welfare.