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Research Weeks 2024 presentations: Social work student researchers and faculty mentors

Five VCU School of Social Work graduate students, two undergraduates and four faculty mentors are part of nine research presentations sponsored by the university as part of Research Weeks 2024. Graduate Research Symposium 9-11:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, April 24Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms Assessing the Impact of Race, Ethnicity and English-Speaking Status on Traffic Stop Outcomes […]

Collaborating with student researchers, Hyojin Im leads an inclusive approach to reexamining refugee health and mental health

When Hyojin Im, Ph.D., convened a symposium at the Society for Social Work and Research 2024 conference on refugee health and mental health, the goal was to examine critical systems that serve these groups and to emphasize the role of Community-Based Participatory Research. “CBPR is a collaborative ethos that involves direct engagement with refugee communities […]

B.S.W. leadership team presenting at national conference about shared language in centering ADEI

The VCU School of Social Work’s B.S.W. Program leadership will be presenting at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in March. Stephanie G. Odera, Ed.D., program director, and Allison K. Ryals, M.S.W., assistant program director, are making the presentation. BSW curriculum renewal: Creating programmatic shared language to further […]

Cassie DeSena-Jacobs presenting at national conference about course development

Cassie DeSena-Jacobs, D.S.W., LCSW, assistant professor in teaching at the VCU School of Social Work, will be presenting in April at the Social Work Distance Education 2024 Virtual Conference. Developing an Advanced Clinical Class through an Anti-Racist Lens 5-5:45 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 10, 2024What does it really mean to include anti-racist strategies in a class […]

Shenita Williams presenting at national conference about school-based mental health

Shenita Williams, Ph.D., LCSW, director of field education at the VCU School of Social Work, will be making two presentations in March 2024 at the School Social Work Association of America’s national conference in Baltimore. Dr. Williams, who also serves as an assistant professor in teaching, will be presenting the following: School-Based Mental Health: One […]

Grandfather’s need for aging-in-place resources inspires award-winning research from doc student Sunny Kim

The origin of VCU social work Ph.D. candidate Seon “Sunny” Kim’s dissertation dates to the Korean War, deeply personal work that is receiving national recognition.  The Korean American Social Work Educators Association in the fall honored Kim’s dissertation work with its Outstanding Dissertation Proposal Award for contributions to aging research, policy and practice. “As a […]

In lifelong quest to reduce violence, Ph.D. alumni award winner McLeod was ‘empowered to grow’ at VCU

As David McLeod, Ph.D., thinks about his time at Virginia Commonwealth University, his reflections turn to the people and culture that accepted and poured into a doctoral student with an atypical background. A place where both his daughters were born, bookending his time in Richmond. No wonder, then, that he uses a parental analogy when […]

Social work faculty, students, alumni presenting at SSWR 2024

More than 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, roundtables or symposia at the Society for Social Work and Research 2024 conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10-14, 2024. In total there are 65 presentations or sessions involving someone […]

Social work students share how they found their research

The VCU School of Social Work’s Victoria Cashio, a second-year Ph.D. student, and Paloma Rodriguez, a junior B.S.W. student, were recently featured in VCU News’ “How I found my research” series. Cashio, a commissioned behavioral health science officer in the U.S. Army, focuses on promoting equality and well-being for people who identify within the gender-diverse […]

2023 Council on Social Work Education conference presentations

As the Council on Social Work Education‘s 69th Annual Program Meeting opens in Atlanta, the VCU School of Social Work is proud to recognize our faculty, student scholars and social work alumni who are a part of 37 presentations, representing VCU and 25 other academic institutions. We are also proud to again be sponsoring the […]

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