1. Desmond U. Patton

    Desmond Patton Interviewed by Cleveland Public Radio on Social Media Gang Violence

    Assistant Professor Desmond Patton was interviewed by Cleveland's WCPN public radio regarding the correlation between social media and gang violence.


  2. Emily Nicklett Published in Southern Gerontological Society’s Journal of Applied Gerontology

    Assistant Professor Emily Nicklett’s article, “Gardening Activities and Physical Health Among Older Adults: A Review of the Evidence” was published in the Southern Gerontological Society’s Journal of Applied Gerontology.

  3. Bradley J. ZebrackMichael  Spencer

    SSW Collaboration with Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing: Interprofessional Service-Learning Course for Health Science Students

    Interprofessional Team-Based Clinical Decision Making (Social Work 714)

    Over 300 Students and 11 Faculty from 5 Health Disciplines

    This interprofessional education (IPE) course is designed for students in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. The course allows health professional students to gain an understanding of how each discipline contributes to the healthcare team and the importance of effective communication and team collaboration to clinical decision-making. (2 credits, offered Wednesdays 3-5 PM for Winter term, course listed as Social Work 714)

    Students will work in interprofessional teams and rotate through modules taught at all five schools by interdisciplinary pairs of faculty. This course is required for Integrated Health Scholars and Detroit Clinical Scholars, and is an elective for other MSW students.

    The ultimate goal of the course, explains Associate Professor Brad Zebrack, is to positively influence patient care. “Preparing the next generation of health care providers to work collaboratively across professional boundaries will contribute to enhanced patient outcomes and improvements in the quality of health care.”

    Zebrack was quoted in the University Record’s story on the new course, “Team-Based Clinical Decision Making”.

  4. Bradley J. Zebrack

    Brad Zebrack Receives Grant from National Cancer Institute to Serve as Co-Chair for Adolescent and Young Adult Task Force

    Associate Professor Brad Zebrack received a grant from the National Cancer Institute via the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group to serve as co-chair for the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) task force. His responsibilities will include development and oversight of a research agenda and coordination of all AYA-related research activities.

    • December 14, 2014
  5. Edith C. Kieffer

    Edie Kieffer and John Ayanian Receive Grant from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Evaluate Healthy Michigan Plan

    Professor Edie Kieffer and colleague John Ayanian (Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation) received a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-Subcontracts via the Michigan Department of Community Health to conduct the evaluation of Michigan's Medicaid expansion, the Healthy Michigan Plan.

    • December 14, 2014
  6. Babe Kawaii-BogueMary C. Ruffolo

    Babe Kawaii-Bogue and Mary Ruffolo Receive Grant to Explore Multi-Racial Microaggressions

    Babe Kawaii-Bogue (PhD student) and her mentor, Professor Mary Ruffolo, received a grant from Rackham Graduate School to understand multiracial people's experiences of everyday racial discrimination through one-on-one qualitative interviews. No such questionnaire currently exists in psychological or social work literature for multi-racial microaggressions.

    • December 11, 2014
  7. Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor

    Andrew Grogan-Kaylor Gives Video Lecture on 25th Anniversary of Launch of United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child

    Associate Professor Andrew Grogan-Kaylor gave a video lecture to a symposium on the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, at an event hosted by Academics for Equal Protection, part of the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre in Cardiff, Wales.

  8. Jorge  Delva

    Robert Zucker and Jorge Delva Receive Grant from National Institutes of Health for Substance Abuse Disorder Training

    Psychiatry and Psychology Professor Robert Zucker, along with Professor and Associate Dean Jorge Delva received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) via the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to train Ukrainian colleagues to examine substance abuse disorders from a lifespan approach.


    • December 8, 2014
  9. Neighborhoods as Units of Solution and Strategies for Social Justice

    The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and University of Michigan School of Social Work welcomed 75 reflective practitioners and engaged scholars in Chicago at the Hull-House this past December 5. Partnering with the Hull-House -- whose founder, Jane Addams, was a community organizer, political activist, public intellectual, and pioneer social worker -- was both tribute and recognition of the contributions of settlement houses to the field of social work and community organizing.

    Participants were invited into the spaces in the museum and discussions topics were linked with those of Jane Addams day to those that continue in relevance today. Sessions were held around building power, participatory research and knowledge development, bridging difference, education for democracy, neighborhoods as caring communities, and social media for social change.

    The symposium's purpose was to engage social workers and community organizers in a national conversation on socially-just neighborhoods.

    Learn more about the symposium and view agenda »

    SSW Participants

    Diane Back
    Loren Cahill
    Barry Checkoway
    Emily Cobbey
    Tim Colenback
    Larry Gant
    Meghan McCullough
    Reuben Miller
    Caitlin Morath
    Desmond Patton
    Marlena Reimer
    Shari Robinson-Lynk
    Mike Spencer
    Amit Weitzer
    Michelle Woods

    Photos from the Symposium

    • December 5, 2014
  10. Sandra L. Momper

    Sandra Momper Interviewed on NPR about American Indian Suicide

    Associate Professor Sandra Momper was an interviewee for Michigan NPR on the topic of American Indian Suicide: "The Devastating Rate of Suicide Among American Indian Teens"; her segment was aired on the Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She was also the Keynote Speaker for the "5th Annual Stakeholders' Report to the Community" sponsored by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (CONNECTIONS) and the Cross Systems Management Team. She gave an update on the SSW's jointly held SAMHSA Systems of Care Grant in the area of Cultural and Linguistic Competency.

    • December 5, 2014
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