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Congratulations to Jagadīśa-Devaśri Dācus, PhD, LMSW

Dr DacusDr. Dācus (MFP doctoral alumnus, 2014) will receive the 2019 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation, “Strengths and Resiliencies of Black MSM in New York City Who Maintain HIV-Seronegativity.” The award will be presented at the Awards Presentation on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, at the 2019 SSWR Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.



MFP at 2019 SSWR in San Francisco

2019 SSWR

Meet us at the following events during the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference, Jan. 16–20.

  • The MFP Fellows & Alumni Networking Workshop is Friday, January 18, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm PST. Rogério Meireles Pinto will lead a session on negotiating early career transitions and lunch will be provided. Click here to RSVP.
  • An informal MFP Meet & Greet for master’s and doctoral fellows and alumni is Saturday, January 19, 10:30 am–12:00 pm PST, at Sightglass Coffee. Confirm your attendance here.
  • Click here for the schedule of MFP doctoral fellow presentations at SSWR.

NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program

To combat the nation's opioid crisis, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will launch the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP). The program will support the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths. Click here for more information and eligibility

2019-2020 MFP Doctoral Application Cycle

2019-2020 doctoral fellowship application cycle will open later this month – more info to come! Click here to learn more and be alerted when the cycle opens.

Seeking Volunteers for MFP Master's Training

Our 41 new master’s fellows will be attending a training in Alexandria, VA in March 2019. Meet the current cohort here!

We are seeking additional speakers and mentors for the training. Doctoral fellows & alumni: do you have expertise in any of the following areas? Email Dr. Nguyen to learn more about how you could help!

• Substance abuse
• Opioids
• Recovery
• Resiliency & Protective Factors
• Mentoring

MFP Fellow and Alumni Features

We want to feature your work in underserved racial/ethnic communities in MFP Connect!  Please use this form to tell us about your current work. We are especially interested in examples that build and foster connections between current fellows and alumni! 


Council on Social Work Education
Research Specialist