Negotiations with NIH enabled CUA to complete an interagency personnel agreement that allowed the former deputy director of NIDA to join the staff of NCSSS
to advise on the development and implementation of a research agenda and related infrastructure.
A third University of Western Australia graduate, Mary Eileen Davidson, also received a NCSSS
scholarship, and after graduating in 1935, worked in America, before undertaking further study in England.
The program was designed by Masi,resident scholar at NCSSS
, andprofessor emeritus, University of Maryland, where she directed the EAP specialization in the Master in Social Work program for more than 20 years.