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Candis-Monique Hardin, a second-year MSW student was awarded the Department of Veterans Affair 2018-19 Rural & Underserved Inter-professional Postgraduate Fellowship.  She will receive training in medical and mental health clinics at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Pensacola, Florida. 

Jenifer Ollis, BSW student, presented at the Rollins College Latin America Studies Symposium.  Jenifer’s presentation, titled Despised, Stabbed, Stoned, Shot, and Raped: Experiences of Sexual & Gender Minorities in an Urban Enclave of Haiti, was selected through a competitive peer-review process.  Jenifer’s presentation is an outcome of mentoring by Drs. Guitele Rahill and Manisha Joshi.  

Charisse Reid, a first-year MSW student, received a summer internship through a program at Emory university which will afford her the opportunity to engage in research on causes of death in young people (0-18 years of age) in order to enhance practice and policy that mitigate the current burden of deaths in that population.  The internship will influence research-informed practice for better childcare and practice-informed research on relating factors in child deaths.  In addition, the research will be done at the state level, impacting policy creation for all state agencies involved in child protection.  

Dr. Alison Salloum gave the Keynote address titled: Community-based Research on Interventions for Bereaved and Traumatized Children at the Association for Death Education and Counseling 40th annual conference.  

Dr. Iraida Carrion was awarded the Certificate of Global Achievement by USF World. 

Nedjat-Haiem, F.R., Carrion, I.V., Gonzalez, K., Ell, K., O’Connell, M., Thompson, B., and Mishrah, S. (2018). Assessing Readiness to Engage in Advance Care Planning with Latinos: A community-based intervention model exploring the stages of change. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, [Epub ahead of print] 

2018      March   Carrion, I.V., Estape, T., Roberts, J., Nedjat-Haiem, F. Exploring Beliefs and Attitudes about Cancer among Latino/as 60 years and Older. Paper presented LSWO, Seattle, WA.

2018      March   Carrion, I.V., Carrillo, A., Lovato, K, & Aguilar, C. Breaking Down Walls and Abriendo Puertas:Promoting Social Justice in Social Work Practice with Immigrant Populations. Panel presentation LSWO, Seattle, WA.

2018      March   Carrion, I.V., Araque, J.C. & Aisenberg, G. Exploring Educational and Professional Advancement of Social Workers: BSW, MSW, PhD, Online Programs. Panel presentation LSWO, Seattle, WA. 

2018     March    Lastra, A., Carrion, I.V., Estape, T., Estapé, J. Palabras de Sabiduría: What Do Older Latinos Say to  Family and Friends about Cancer? Poster presentation LSWO, Seattle, WA.

2018     March   Nedjat-Haiem, F.R. & Carrion, I.V., Assessing Readiness for Change: Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Advance Care Planning with Older Latinos. Paper presented LSWO, Seattle, WA. ​

​Dr. Iraida V. Carrion and Anne Lastra presenting at the Latino

Social Workers Conference in Seattle, Washington.