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Media contact: Karen Kornegay, Director of External Communications and Marketing, 919-962-1532


School mourns the loss of clinical faculty member L. Worth Bolton

L. Worth Bolton, retired clinical faculty member and former director of the School of Social Work’s Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies, died Saturday, Nov. 16. Arrangements for a celebration of life are being planned and will be shared once they are finalized.

Students selected for program that aims to prepare graduates for rural practice

MSW students Jazmyne Jones and Patrick Palladino have been selected to participate in a new university program that was created to identify, recruit, and nurture healthcare graduate students with a passion for rural healthcare.

Jones, who is enrolled in the three-year Triangle Program and Palladino, a student in the three-year Winston-Salem Program, are among a group of eight UNC students accepted into the Rural Interprofessional Longitudinal Scholars (RIPLS) Program. The new initiative is funded by the Kenan Trust and aims to empower scholars to practice in a rural community upon graduation.

Research findings inspire fundraising campaign for domestic violence housing in Orange County

Long-time School of Social Work supporters and local philanthropists Richardson Preyer and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer hosted a fundraising event on Oct. 27, for the Compass Center for Women and Families, which has launched a $600,000 campaign to develop crisis housing for survivors of domestic violence in Orange County.

UNC researchers to lead project to help address poverty in rural NC

UNC researchers with the School of Social Work and School of Government have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to lead a project designed to help address poverty in rural North Carolina.

The project, “Creating Community-Designed Approaches for EITC Uptake in Rural North Carolina,” will focus on getting more eligible families to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a federal benefit that historically has shown success in lifting families out of poverty.

Zimmerman to serve as lead researcher for $1.34 million NIH grant to Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association announced that it has received a $1.34 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen the current framework for psychosocial research examining care for people living with dementia and their care partners.