Dr. Sharon Parker Speaks at UNC School of Social Work’s First Black History Month Research Series

Dr. Sharon Parker was invited to participant in the UNC School of Social Work’s first Black History Month Research Series: “Coping Amidst COVID as BIPOC” sponsored by the Global Social Development Innovations and Inspired Lab (pdf). Dr. Parker, an alumnus of the of the School of Social Work’s PhD program, is honored to serve on the panel with Dr. Rachel Goode and Ms. Anjalee Sharma for this inaugural event. Dr. Parker, Dr. Jeannette Wade (NCAT) and Dr. Helyne Frederick (UNC) collaborated on a study, COVID-19 and the Intimate Partner Relationships of Black Women attending an HBCU and PWI. Dr. Parker will present findings from the study on February 24, 2022, at 12:00 pm. Please register to attend this virtual free event. 

Dr. Sharon Parker Speaks at HBCU Youth Summit 

Dr. Parker to speak at the HBCU Youth HIV Summit sponsored by the Office of Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS Policy and the PACE program on February 15, 2022. This event is in commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS and Awareness Day and Black History Month. Her presentation entitled, “Exploring the Uptake of PrEP with HBCU Students” shared best practices and innovations for engaging youth in HIV prevention and strategies to increase the uptake of PrEP with HBCU students.   

Dr. Sharon Parker Joined the Editorial of Public Health in Social Work

Dr. Sharon Parker

Dr. Sharon Parker joined the editorial of Public Health in Social Work in December 2021.  Congratulations Dr. Parker and thank you for your service to the field. For more information on Social Work in Public Health.

JMSW Student Terrell Richardson accepted to the Council of Social Work Education 2021-2022 Master’s Fellowship Program (MFP)

Terrell Richardson, a JMSW student was accepted to the Council of Social Work Education 2021-2022 Master’s Fellowship Program (MFP). This is a highly recognized and competitive fellowship. The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations. The fellowship is designed to increase the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral professionals to serve racial/ethnic minority populations.

Dr. Sharon Parker, Mr. Richardson’s mentor, had this to say, “Mr. Richardson, as an MFP alumnus, I thank you for representing the JMSW program. I am very proud of you and look forward to your continued professional contributions to social work. We celebrate you!!!!!”

Please join us in congratulating Terrell Richardson!