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Valerie Shapiro Named 2013 Child Intervention, Prevention & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship Recipient

Berkeley Social Welfare assistant professor to participate in NIMH-funded program

Assistant Professor Valerie Shapiro has been selected to receive the 2013 Child Intervention, Prevention & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, a program funded through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

As part of her participation in the CHIPS program, Dr. Shapiro will take part in a five-day institute hosted at the University of Florida, where she will work closely with institute faculty, senior scientists and program officers on an NIMH grant proposal.

Dr. Shapiro’s proposal will examine the development of student strengths through school-based social work practice.  Her proposal aims to study 13,000 Pennsylvania students exposed to evidence-based preventative interventions to promote mental health and academic achievement.