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Meet the 2022-23 social work Ph.D. cohort

The VCU School of Social Work’s Ph.D. Program welcomed five new students for the Fall 2022 cohort. They are Victoria Cashio, M.S.W., LCSW, BCD Jeffrey Ciak, M.S.W. Katie Kim, M.S.W., LMSW Reem Shawkat, M.A. Ya-Li Yang, M.S.W. Why did you choose VCU School of Social Work for your Ph.D.? Victoria: As a military student, there […]

Social work faculty, students, alumni presenting at SSWR 2023

Nearly 50 VCU School of Social Work faculty, students and alumni have had presentations accepted or are serving in other roles such as moderating special interest groups or roundtables at the Society for Social Work and Research 2023 conference in Phoenix, Jan. 11-15, 2023. In total, there are 63 presentations or sessions involving someone with […]

Annual Report 2022: Celebrating 105 years as an uncommon community cornerstone

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work marked its 105th year in social work education in 2022, celebrating its history and the unlimited opportunities the future holds. The school’s Annual Report for the 2021-22 academic year highlights uncommon and exceptional students, faculty, alumni and community partners.  Among those highlights: Art of Black motherhood Assistant […]

Social work-led project will train pediatricians to reduce adverse childhood experiences

VCU School of Social Work Associate Professor Sunny Shin, Ph.D., is leading a new project funded by the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will work to prevent adverse childhood experiences in the commonwealth. The three-year project is a partnership with VDH’s Injury and Violence Prevention Program and […]

2022 Council on Social Work Education conference presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education’s 68th Annual Program Meeting opens, the VCU School of Social Work recognizes our faculty and students whose work has been accepted for the conference, or who are participating in signature conference events at the Hilton Anaheim. If you’re attending, please visit us in Booth #704, where you can […]

Ph.D. student Matt Morgan earns national fellowship that provides dissertation support

Matt Morgan has laid the foundations of what likely will become his Ph.D. dissertation at the VCU School of Social Work. He now has a leg up on that process, having been named to a nationwide cohort of 10 pre-dissertation fellows by the Association of Gerontological Education in Social Work (AGE-SW). “I am incredibly honored,” […]

Social work’s Chartier to lead behavioral health research institute and its signature survey

As an associate professor of social work and researcher, Karen Chartier, Ph.D., has been a regular user of data from VCU’s Spit for Science, an annual student survey. Now she will have a chance to lead the university’s signature survey project and its parent organization, the Institute for Research on Behavioral and Emotional Health (IRBEH). […]

Social work-led project to reduce homelessness receives $800K+ grant

Two VCU School of Social Work associate professors, Maurice N. Gattis, Ph.D., and M. Alex Wagaman, Ph.D., have secured a Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant The $883,014 grant builds on a previously funded project and will work to reduce homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth, pregnant and parenting youth, and young people at the intersection […]

Social work faculty and student researchers presenting at SSWR 2022

The VCU School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty, student scholars and their research collaborators taking part in the Society for Social Work and Research’s 26th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference theme is Social Science for Racial, Social and Political Justice. In January 2021, the School of Social Work […]

School of Social Work Annual Report: 100+ snapshots that tell a story of strength, resilience, adaptability

As the VCU School of Social Work takes a look back at the past 18 months through the lens of our first Annual Report publication, it’s clear that the big picture is really a series of smaller snapshots and their collective impact. You will find more than 100 of these snapshots throughout the pages of […]

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