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Penney Continues Training in Africa Though ICARA Program

Most at-risk children in Africa never have a trained professional working with them. But Clinical Assistant Professor Patrice Penney's ICARA program aims to alleviate that problem.

Student Spotlight: Sierra Abel

Master of Social Work advanced year student Sierra Abel earned her undergraduate degree in communications. But a volunteer experience has led her on a path to a future social work career.

BSW Student Named Smith Scholarship Award Winner

Jaqawnya McElveen has been recognized by the college's Institute for Families in Society for her passion and desire to help children.

How Childhood Cancer Influenced a Path to Social Work

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it has special significance for MSW Advanced Standing student Harleigh Sohler.

Browne Co-Authors Kidney Transplantation Article in Journal of the American Medical Association

Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Teri Browne was co-author of an important article on for-profit and non-profit dialysis facilities.

Student Spotlight: Kennedy Richart

After earning her undergraduate degree in social work from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Kennedy Richart relocated south to pursue her master's degree, thanks to the college's Advanced Standing program.

Gehlert and Browne Release Third Edition of Handbook of Health Social Work

In 2006, Dean Sarah Gehlert and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Teri Browne collaborated on the first edition of what is now considered the definitive text on health social work.

Andrews Invited to Serve on Opioid Commission

Associate Professor Christina Andrews has been invited to serve on a commission to help provide solutions to the opioid crisis in North America.

Student Spotlight: Morgan Carroll

Master of Social Work student Morgan Carroll always knew she would attend the University of South Carolina after seeing the historic Horseshoe for the first time.

College of Social Work Welcomes New Faculty

Two new faculty members will begin teaching at the College of Social Work as the new academic year begins.

Faculty Spotlight: Rhonda DiNovo

Clinical Assistant Professor Rhonda DiNovo is in her first year as Master of Social Work program coordinator.

You Can Go Home Again

Three words to describe Master of Social Work student Isabella Gormanson's connection to SC Housing could be: coloring, essay and intern.

Cooking Up Healthy Eating Ideas

Charleston site MSW student Victoria Lott turned her passion into cooking to help clients at her field education site.

Hock Teaches Korea-Based MSW Students

Associate Professor Robert Hock spent part of his summer in Asia, teaching classes to Korea-Based MSW students.

Two Alumni Work to Solve Food Insecurity

Ashley Page, MSW '15 and Carrie Draper, MSW '09 are working to implement and evaluate a wide range of policy, system and environmental change strategies to increase access to healthy eating.

Study Examines Behavioral Health Needs of Warrior Transition Units

Associate Professor Nikki Wooten, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S Army Reserves with more than 30 years of military service, is conducting a multi-year study on behavioral health in Warrior Transition Units.

Center for Child and Family Studies Provides Curriculum for Career Academy Workshops

To help students with disabilities, the College of Social Work's Center for Child and Family Studies partnered with several university units for a pilot program to help develop employment skills.

Owens Serving as Co-Principal Investigator on Lung Cancer Research

Assistant Professor Shaun Owens is working with a team of researchers across the university to help lower incidence rates.

Three Faculty Members Earn Tenure Promotion

Three faculty members have earned promotions from assistant to associate professors.

Incoming Faculty Member Serves as Collaborator on Immigration Documentary

John Doering-White, a recent Ph.D. graduate who will begin teaching at the College of Social Work in August, lent his expertise to an immigration documentary.

Ph.D. Student Selected for Fellowship Program

As Brittany Davis prepares for her second year of the doctoral program this fall, she will have the unique opportunity to learn from fellow scholars and faculty throughout campus.

Korea-Based MSW Program Receives Generous Donation

The College of Social Work's Korea-Based MSW program recently received a generous donation from an alumnus of the fourth cohort in 2003.

Field Education Award Winners Honored

Following the Interprofessional Behavioral Health Scholars Poster Fair on May 1, two students and two field instructors were presented with the College of Social Work's Field Education awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.

MSW Students of the Year Announced for Charleston and Greenville Sites

Three graduating Master of Social Work students have been named MSW Students of the Year for the College of Social Work's Charleston and Greenville sites.

MSW Students and Educator of the Year Announced for Columbia Campus

Two students and one faculty member have been named winners of the annual MSW student and educator of the year awards.


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