The Society for Social Work and Research

2013 Annual Conference

January 16-20, 2013 I Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina I San Diego, CA

Doctoral Student Panel and Luncheon: Job Search and Early Career Development

Saturday, January 19, 2013: 1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Harbor Island Ballroom 1 and 2 (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)
Kia J. Bentley, PhD, LCSW, Virginia Commonwealth University, Douglas C. Smith, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jesse J. Helton, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Rosalyn Denise Campbell, PhD, University of Georgia
Please join us for food and conversation. This yearís doctoral student panel will include a discussion of successful job search strategies and a discussion of early career development in academic and non-academic fields. Our first speaker, Dr. Christina Andrews, is an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include the accessibility, organization and financing of substance abuse treatment; gender, racial and ethnic disparities in treatment service access; and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the provision of substance abuse treatment services in the United States. Our second speaker, Dr. Gayatri Moorthi, is an interdisciplinary public health researcher who currently works at the Institute for Community Research (ICR) at Hartford, CT. After completing her PhD in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she joined ICR as a Project Supervisor/ Ethnographer for the Injecting Drug Users (IDUís) Peer Recruitment Dynamics and Network Structure in Respondent Driven Sampling project. Her research involves both qualitative and quantitative methods and aims to examine current beliefs around RDS as well as investigate the complex nature of risk and social networks among the injecting population. Our final speaker is Dr. Douglas Smith whose work focuses on creating and testing developmentally appropriate interventions for youth experiencing substance use problems. Dr. Smith is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work. With the generous support from an NIAAA Career Development Award, he is currently piloting a peer-enhanced treatment for young adults with alcohol use problems. Dr. Smith was also the recipient of the 2012 SSWR Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award. This session is co-sponsored by SSWR and GADE.
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