National Research Capacity Building Initiative Roundtable II: “Grand Challenges for Social Work in the Next Decade: Identifying, Aligning, and Tackling”

Saturday, January 17, 2015: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
La Galeries 3, Second Floor (New Orleans Marriott)
Richard P. Barth, PhD, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Rowena Fong, EdD, University of Texas at Austin, John S. Brekke, PhD, University of Southern California and Edwina Uehara, PhD, University of Washington
Grand Challenges Initiatives have been adopted by various national academies, foundations, universities, public-private partnerships to inspire, align, and focus scientific direction and energy on solving society’s greatest problems. In this session, The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare plans to announce a preliminary list of Grand Challenges for Social Work, provide an update on Concept paper topics and the Grand Challenge selection process, offer information about the proposed implementation of Grand Challenges, and seek input about other national initiatives or university efforts in tackling grand challenges for social work.
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