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MSW Student Presents Collaborative Research at UAB

May 07, 2019

MSW Student Presents Collaborative Research at UAB

Bal Krishna Mainali represented Alabama A&M University’s Behavioral Health Workforce Training Program (BHWTP) during a poster presentation at the UAB Family Medicine Center, where he completed a two-semester internship under the supervision of Meredith Lewis, LCSW, PIP.

Mainali, Lewis and a team of varied medical professionals presented their research on “Using Vision Screenings to Educate Communities About Health,” which shows how collaboration between community organizations and graduate medical education may increase health-related quality of life. 

Mainali is a member of the second cohort of BHWTP Fellows. The BHWTP, which is funded by a four-year $1.92 million award from the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA), is an initiative of AAMU's Graduate Social Work Program housed within the Department of Social Work, Psychology and Counseling within the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences.

Mainali graduated from AAMU on May 3 with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with a concentration in community mental health. He will apply his MSW and behavioral health training to work in the arena of social development and global health/mental health.