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Goings to lead $1.5 million SAMHSA project

Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D.A new $1.5 million intervention research project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed to help prevent substance abuse among youth in North Carolina’s rural communities, with project activities centered in Robeson County.

UNC School of Social Work associate professor Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D., will develop “Substance Use Prevention and Education for Robeson (SUPER)” with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The five-year project will begin in October 2019.


MSW student awarded Career Development Grant from AAUW

Image of Sylvia BasquezSabrina Basquez, an MSW student at the UNC School of Social Work, has been awarded a $12,000 Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a national grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of millions of women by supporting their education.   

Basquez, who is completing her final year of study in the School’s 3-year Triangle Program, is among 259 recipients from across the globe to receive an AAUW award, which will help to pay for her tuition and other living expenses.


New $1.35 million grant to prepare social workers responding to opioid crisis

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is preparing social workers to respond to the nation’s opioid crisis, with support from a new $1.35 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Ph.D., will serve as principal investigator for the project, working closely with project coordinator Meryl Kanfer.


In memory of Carl Henley, Ph.D.

Carl Henley, Jack Richman, Mark Testa, Gary Bowen share a meal at Kitchen restaurantUNC School of Social Work professor emeritus Herbert Carlisle "Carl" Henley Jr. died at Galloway Ridge on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, after a period of declining health.

Friends and colleagues are invited to join Henley's family for a memorial service at Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall.


MSW students earn national scholarships

Two UNC School of Social Work students have received National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Foundation Awards to support their education during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jesalyn Keziah will receive the Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship. Jesalyn is a second-year Master of Social Work student, earning her bachelor's degree in international studies and in environmental studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Gosnell Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate commitment to working with American Indian or Latino populations or to working with public nonprofit agencies and local grassroots groups.