The Center is pleased to announce its graduate intern program. The Center currently has a partnership with the UNC School of Social Work and the UNC School of Public Health to provide internship opportunities to graduate students. The Center continues to seek opportunities to partner with other disciplines and Schools. The students who work with the Center are exposed to the many different facets of our work. We consider our students to be an important part of our team and our ability to achieve our mission. Student finish their internship with a portfolio of products and accomplishments and a broader network of contacts.
We are getting ready to send off our current intern Morgan Jeter, a UNC School of Social Work graduate student. She will be graduating with the May c/o 2018. Sarah Buisson, a former dual degree student from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health and UNC School of Social Work, joins our exceptional list of CMIH Alum. Abby Liberty (pictured below with her baby Ben) is now completing her residency and Kristin Blair Almond has started her career as a professional social worker. Abby helped us launch our new mombaby.org website – a herculean task! We are excited to welcome Megan Canady for Summer 2016 and Carla Salvo-Lewis for Fall 2016.
CMIH Alum include Hannah Legerton (2014), Sarah Downs (2014) and Amanda Zabala (2014), Laurel Sisler 2012/13 and Karon Johnson 2013/14.
Katherine Ausley Bryant, a student from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Dept. of Health Policy and Management worked with the Center as have Rebecca Sink, Kendall Gurske, and Alisha Wolf, dual degree students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC School of Social Work and Sarah Leff, Jessye Brick, Shelley Hoekstra and Callie Womble from the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Latosha Royster, an undergraduate student in health promotion at North Carolina Central University, interned with the Center in the spring of 2011.
The Center’s 2008/09 social work intern was Catherine Pellizzari. Catherine is bi-lingual and did a great job helping the Center extend care to families who speak Spanish. During the fall of 2008, we were also fortunate to have the chance to work with Bonnie Jones, an MSW, MSPH graduate student.
The Center was pleased to have three public health graduate students to the team for Summer 2008. Mary Nyhan came from the Department of Maternal and Child Health. Chris Burns was a graduate student in the Department of Health Policy and Administration. Lauren Payne was a graduate student in Health Education and Promotion. Lauren joined us through a partnership with East Carolina University.
Over the 2007/08 academic year, the Center was pleased to have the opportunity to work with Sarah Herndon, a graduate student in the School of Social Work.
In May 2007, the Center received a special recognition from the School of Social Work for its service to the field of social work as a training site.
Spring/Summer 2007 welcomed five graduate students to the Center’s team. Sara Smith and Mariam Ali were both dual MSW, MPH students. Brook Colgan was working on her MPH and came to the Center as an AHEC Fellow. Dr. Karina Volodka is a Fellow in Neonatology completing her MSPH degree in Maternal and Child Health. Dr. Michael Ruma was a Fellow in Maternal Fetal Medicine and completing an MPH in Health Policy and Administration.
For academic year 2006-07, the Center was fortunate to have two students from the UNC School of Social Work. Anna McCullough was a macropractice student and worked with the Executive Director. Ryah Hedrick was a direct practice student and is working closely with the perinatal care specialists. Both women spent three full days a week helping the Center. They were both wonderful!
During the Summer of 2006, Erin Cox interned with the Center giving over 740 hours of her time. Erin was working on her dual degree in Social Work and Public Health. She worked closely with the Executive Director on a number of projects including Teaching with Stories, the Preconception Inventory, an alumni reunion event, and a patient satisfaction survey.
For the academic year 2005-06, the Center had two second year social work graduate students three full days a week. Maya Lindley had extensive background in early childhood development and worked closely with our perinatal care specialists. Susan Schulte was a macropractice student meaning her interests lie in the way systems interact and methods to effect larger change. She worked closely with the Executive Director.
For Summer 2005, four students worked with the Center for a total of 2,000 hours of instruction and hands on training. These students had strong skill sets including medicine, social work, Spanish, health policy & administration and community development. Deepak Devasthali, Amy Mullenix, and Alison Whisnant (pictured to the right) and Erin Hartwell did a great job!
If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact Sarah Verbiest at 919-843-7865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.