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Social work assistant professor awarded for outstanding research efforts

Jeongsuk Kim

Kim’s research focuses on violence against women and children, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. 

Jeongsuk Kim, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, was selected as the recipient of the 2024 USF Sarasota-Manatee Faculty Excellence Award for her outstanding contributions in researching gender violence and suicide risk.

"Dr. Kim's outstanding research and commitment to women set her apart from many strong applicants," said School of Social Work Director Riaan van Zyl, PhD.

The award, which is presented by USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy, recognizes faculty whose research and scholarly efforts focus on issues impacting women. It provides awardees with a research grant to continue their impactful work. Kim was honored at the Dr. Kathleen Moore Faculty Excellence Awards dinner.

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