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Diana Rowan, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work, received the 2012 International Education Faculty Award at the 18th annual International Education reception.

The AIDS epidemic was identified 30 years ago. While the global devastation caused by HIV receives more attention, UNC Charlotte’s Diana Rowan is focused on reducing the impact in the United States.

“Whether people are aware of it or not, we have a problem with HIV and AIDS here in our own neighborhoods,” said Rowan, an assistant professor of social work in the College of Health and Human Services.

As Baby Boomers age, the numbers of older adults who are homeless are expected to increase. Of particular concern is the population in the ages of 50 to 64 for which fewer agencies provide services.

UNC Charlotte social work assistant professor Lori Thomas is embarking upon a groundbreaking research project to study vulnerabilities associated with this specific homeless population. Her efforts are being funded through the prestigious John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program, considered the preeminent competitive research award in the field.

Jeffrey Shears, social work, co-authored the book “What All Dads Should Know.”

Students and faculty from the College of Health and Human Services Department of Social Work selected the Center for Community Transitions as the third annual Students4Giving recipient.