UNCG and NCAT Joint Programs in Social Work HRSA OWEP Scholars Inaugural Virtual Opioid & Other Substance Use Disorders National Conference: February 23 – 24, 2022

UNCG and NCAT Joint Programs in Social Work HRSA OWEP Scholars Inaugural Virtual Opioid & Other Substance Use Disorders National Conference: Advancing Racial Equity, Inclusive Practices, and Cultural Humility among Future Behavioral Health Practitioners Feb 23-24, 2022 \ 1-4 pm.

Please see the attached brochure for the conference overview, agenda and the registration link.

JPSW RECEIVES HRSA FUNDING

We are pleased to announce that the Joint Programs in Social Work have received HRSA BHWET funding for the Integrated Behavioral Health and Racial Equity Scholars Program (PDF) in the amount of $1,920,000 to support JMSW and JPhD students 2021-2025.

Congratulations to the HRSA Team on their efforts to make this funding possible!

Yarneccia D. Dyson, Ph.D., MSW (Principal Investigator/Director)
Danielle C. Swick, Ph.D., MSW (Co-Investigator)
Melissa Floyd-Pickard, Ph.D., LCSW (Co-Investigator)
Jay Poole, Ph. D., LCSW (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Michelle Vance has been appointed to the Mental Health Research and Practice Division with the Urban Education Collaborative at UNC-Charlotte

Dr. Michelle Vance has been appointed to the Mental Health Research and Practice Division with the Urban Education Collaborative at UNC-Charlotte.

Interested in applying to be a 2021-2022 JMSW HRSA scholar?

The Joint Masters in Social Work Program (JMSW) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University (NCAT) and The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) is proud to offer our incoming 2021 Masters students the opportunity to become Health Resources Administration Services Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (HRSA OWEP) scholars. These scholarships provide students with a $10,000 stipend and also the opportunity to participate in multiple trainings throughout the year that focus on opioid use disorders and other substance use disorders. 

If you are a prospective 2021 JMSW Advanced Standing student (i.e., applying to be an Advanced Standing student starting in Summer 2021) and you are interested in becoming a HRSA OWEP scholar focused on opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders, click here for the application (you can read more about what a HRSA OWEP scholar is in the application).  Note that this application is only for prospective Advanced Standing students. Prospective 2-year students will be offered an opportunity to apply to be a HRSA OWEP scholar during their first year in the JMSW program.

The application deadline is January 22nd, 2021.

Link to application: HRSA OWEP Application 2021-2022 Cycle

JMSW & JPhD Fall 2020 Information Session Dates

Information sessions for the Joint Master of Social Work and Joint PhD of Social Work will be held virtually through Zoom.

JMSW Information Dates

Click here for the JMSW Information Session Flyer (pdf).

Option 1:

Saturday, October 10th, 10am-12:30pm

Meeting ID: 950 8345 6625

Password: 751338

Option 2:

Saturday, October 24th, 10am-12:30pm

Meeting ID: 996 6557 2974

Password: 249568


JPhD Information Session Dates

Click here for the JPhD Information Session Flyer (pdf)

JPhD Information Sessions will be held through Zoom on

  • Thursday, October 1st, 6pm-7pm
  • Saturday, November 7th, 10am-11am
  • Saturday, November 21st, 10am-11am

For all three sessions:

Meeting ID: 912 4546 9005

Password: 932415

Mervin Brandy receives 2020-2021 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship!

Mervin Brandy receives 2020-2021 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship!

Joint Master of Social Work student Mervin Brandy has received the 2020-2021 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities.

The scholarship program is a memorial to Verne LaMarr Lyons, a social worker and NASW national staff member who died in 1989, while waiting for a heart transplant. Lyons committed his life to increasing awareness of pernicious health concerns affecting African Americans such as insufficient prenatal care, infant mortality, AIDS, cirrhosis, and general life expectancy. To read more about the scholarship, please visit the Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship page on the NASW Foundation's website.

Congratulations, Mervin!