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College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Social work PhD student named AHEC Scholar

Stephanie Rosado

Stephanie Rosado is a PhD student at the University of South Florida School of Social Work and a certified wellness and health coach.

Stephanie Rosado, MSW, CWHC, a PhD student in the School of Social Work, has been accepted into the Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program for the 2022-2024 cohort. The Florida AHEC Scholars program will provide Rosado with opportunities to enhance her knowledge and skills beyond the traditional classroom to better prepare her as a future social work scholar in her research area of osteoporosis and its impact on the quality of life and well-being of young adults.

"I’m certain that the Florida AHEC program will greatly benefit my efforts toward bridging the gap between social work practice and orthopedic healthcare to ultimately improve the quality of life of OA sufferers across the lifespan," Rosado said.

The program's application pool was competitive this year. As one of only 150 interdisciplinary health profession students accepted into the cohort, Rosado felt extremely fortunate and excited when she received the news.

"There are many remarkable students across the state of Florida who are making notable strides in the realm of interdisciplinary healthcare, so to be recognized as one of them is extremely validating, and I feel honored," Rosado said.

Rosado looks forward to contributing her unique experiences and research interests, both of which will enhance the diversity of perspectives within the cohort.

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