JPhD Student Ms. Vannessa Gharbi to present at the Strategies for Achieving Racial Justice in Social Work Education symposium

We are happy to announce that JPhD student Ms. Vannessa Gharbi (pictured) and her colleague, Dr. Tiffany Baffour -Associate Professor and Director of the MSW Program at University of Utah College of Social Work, will be presenting their paper at the Strategies for Achieving Racial Justice in Social Work Education symposium: Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice: Reckoning with Our History, Interrogating our Present, Re-Imagining our Future.

Their paper, entitled “Advancing Culturally Disruptive Pedagogies to Dismantle Anti-Black Racism in the Generalist Social Work Curriculum,” will be presented mid-April 2021 as part of a virtual symposia series hosted by the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Papers are intended to become part of an edited volume of seminal papers reflecting three foci: Part 1: Our Historical Legacy of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 2: Reflections on Past and Present: Addressing Racism from Within, Part 3: Envisioning an Anti-Racist Future.

Congratulations to Ms. Gharbi and Dr. Baffour!


Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson to present research at Fhi 360

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson has been selected to present her research at Fhi 360 during their “Evidence that Matters Series”.

She says of the presentation, “I will be presenting the findings from my sexual health needs research study and the title of my presentation is, “Using Implementation Science to Drive the Development of a Culturally Relevant HIV Prevention Intervention for Black College Students in the South”. Briefly, this organization is committed to health equity and using science to improve health outcomes. Therefore, I am thrilled at this invitation as I am using implementation science to drive the intervention that I will pilot test among Black College Students. This work was supported by funding from the following internal mechanisms: UNCG ORE, UNCG HHS Dean’s Office, UNCG HHS OOR, and the WGSS Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant. As a result, a formal NIH R34 will be submitted in January 2021 to support this work.”

Congratulations, Dr. Dyson!

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson appointed as Chair of the African American Issues Committee for BPD!

Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson been appointed as the Chair of the African American Issues Committee for the Baccalaureate Program Directors Association (BPD).

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is
dedicated to the promotion of excellence in Baccalaureate Social Work Education.

Congratulations, Dr. Dyson!