Seminar in China advances research, global partnership

China Seminar

Recently in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, more than 150 social work faculty, graduate students and practitioners participated in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). The seminar focused on advanced research methods for practitioners and researchers working abroad. Students from six different universities in the UK and the US took part in the advanced workshop, which began July 19 on XJTU’s campus. The Brown School, in collaboration with XJTU, hosted the 11-day event, which sprang from an ongoing partnership between Washington University in St. Louis and Xi’an Jiatong University as members of the McDonnell Academy.

Attendees learned from senior Brown School faculty, including Enola Proctor, the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor at the Brown School,who presented sessions on implementation science; Carolyn Lesorogol, professor and associate dean for global strategy and programs,who taught qualitative research methods; and Shenyang Guo, who focused on quantitative research methods. In addition to being the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School, Guo also is assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Greater China and a Yangtze River Scholar.

Linyun Fu, manager of global programs at the Brown School, led the Teaching Assistant team comprised of Washington University alumni Jiamin Chen and Qi Chen.