Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

Dr. Carmen Monico, Associate Professor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and new faculty in the Joint Master and PhD Social Work Programs of NCAT and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), presented at 2 professional conferences and one scholars’ meeting in fall 2020 (cited below). Monico’s presentations summarized findings from research conducted on the global impact of COVID on migrant populations, including those displaced from Central American Northern Triangle Countries (CANT), and regarding conditions in immigrant detention centers and shelters in the United States. Monico is currently finalizing manuscripts on the research presented. Various academic and community groups in North Carolina organized the virtual events, of which recordings are available upon request to or

Global refugee and immigrant health during a COVID pandemic era: Experiences, status, and perspectives on racial health disparities. Panel presentation at the Global Health in the COVID-19 Era: Leadership in Action, The Triangle Global Health Virtual Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, December 3, 2020.

Collective Historical Trauma as a Health Disparity in North Carolina Refugee and Immigrant Communities. Presentation at the First Virtual Symposium Health Professionals for Equity in Health and Healthcare Symposium, North Carolina A&T College of Health and Human Sciences, Faith Communities in Guilford, Rockingham, and Alamance Counties, partners at Cone Health, and NC Action Coalition, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 12, 2020.

Impacts of Global Pandemics on Internally Displaced People, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Challenges in Containing and Mitigating COVID-19 among Migrant and Mobile Populations. Presentation at the First Virtual Meeting of the Center for New North Carolina (CNNC) Scholars, Greensboro, North Carolina, October 19, 2020.