Session: Developing Successful Minority Social Work Scholars (Society for Social Work and Research 22nd Annual Conference - Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity, and Justice)

SSRPCB-1 Developing Successful Minority Social Work Scholars

Thursday, January 11, 2018: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Marquis BR Salon 12 (ML 2) (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)
Ruth McRoy, PhD, Boston College, Rowena Fong, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Yolanda Padilla, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Renee Cunningham-Williams, PhD, Washington University in Saint Louis, Joan Zlotnik, PhD, National Association of Social Workers and Carol Lewis, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
This interactive session is designed for deans and directors, faculty, doctoral students, and others interested in building a pool of successful minority researchers in social work. It will include a discussion of 1) specific strategies for mentoring and training future scholars, 2) building research infrastructure and capacity to enhance their success, 3) building transdisciplinary and crossuniversity connections to increase the likelihood of successful grant collaborations, 4) enhancing community agency/university research partnerships and 5) applying translational research strategies in communities participating in research. In addition, the panel will discuss strategies to stimulate funding support for social work research as well as tools for addressing administrative challenges in grant submission and the implementation process. Grand challenges for social work emphasize developing and supporting faculty at all levels. Faculty of color have particular obstacles that call for more discussion. Examples of successful minority scholars will be provided.
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