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  1. Garrett Pace
    Garrett Pace Receives Award for Poster at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting

    PhD Student Garrett Pace and coauthors Associate Professor Andrew Grogan-Kaylor and Associate Professor Shawna Lee's poster "Spanking and Young Children’s Socioemotional Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" was recognized at the Population Association of America annual meeting.

  2. Trina R. Shanks
    Trina Shanks Named Urban Institute Fellow

    Associate Professor Trina Shanks has been named a fellow at the Urban Institute, where she will contribute her expertise on poverty, wealth inequality and child development to the institute’s research projects. The institute is known for its robust microsimulation models, which use historical census and tax data to forecast the effects of specific policies on communities and families. As a fellow, Shanks will be able to run simulations specifically focused on Michigan and Detroit.

  3. Andrew C. Grogan-KaylorBerenice Castillo
    Andrew Grogan-Kaylor and Berenice Castillo's Study Featured in Revista Semana

    Associate Professor Andrew Grogan-Kaylor and Berenice Castillo (PhD student) had their research featured in "Revista Semana", an important news magazine in Colombia. The article explained how socioeconomic factors contribute to the physical discipline of children in Colombia.

  4. Joyce Lee
    Kids’ Emotional Security Becomes Threatened When Parents Fight

    Joyce Lee's (PhD student), study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence found that when parents listen or use humor to resolve conflicts, their children report fewer emotional and behavior problems. Families from all socioeconomic backgrounds are affected by parental conflict. The rates tend to be higher in low-income households that deal with poverty, stress and unemployment.

  5. Daphne C. Watkins
    Daphne Watkins Receives Thought Leader Award from Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

    Associate Professor Daphne Watkins received the “Thought Leader Award for Peer-Reviewed Publications” at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Capstone Symposium last month. Watkins was the recipient of a New Connections Initiative Award in 2007 for her project “Examining the Influence of Psychosocial Factors on the Mental Health of Black Men.” This recent accolade is in recognition of the impact she’s made in her field as well as the quantity and quality of the work she’s produced since receiving her initial award.

  6. Xiaoling Xiang
    Older Adults Struggle with Anxiety When Personal Needs Not Met

    Assistant Professor Xiaoling Xiang's new study tracks the behavior of older adults whose needs were not handled properly, leading to elevated anxiety symptoms. “Our findings reinforce the notion that needs for mental health services and community-based long-term services and supports are interconnected,” Xiang said.

  7. H. Luke  Shaefer
    Luke Shaefer Estimates Child Allowance Would Reduce the Number of Children Living in Poverty by More than One-Third

    Associate Professor Luke Shaefer’s research on child allowances was included in Nicholas Kristof's column, "A Dummy's Guide to Democratic Policy Proposals" in the New York Times.


  8. Daicia R. Price
    Daicia Price 2019 Student Union Teacher of the Year

    Clinical Assistant Professor Daicia Price was selected as the 2019 Student Union Teacher of the Year. 
    She was nominated by a member of the Michigan Social Work student body and was selected based on a submitted essay detailing some of the remarkable ways she influences students in her classes.

    • March 28, 2019
  9. Kristin S. Seefeldt
    Kristin Seefeldt Gives Keynote Address at the University at Buffalo

    Associate Professor Kristin Seefeldt gave the keynote address at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s symposium “Poverty is a Human Rights Issue: Social Work and Economic Justice". Her talk focused on poverty and inequality, economic well being and family coping strategies.

    • March 27, 2019
  10. Shanna Katz KattariAshley Lacombe-Duncan
    Shanna Kattari and Ashley Lacombe-Duncan Discuss Transgender Experiences in Healthcare with Michigan Minds

    Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ashley Lacombe-Duncan talk about their studies on transgender experiences with health professionals on Michigan Minds. They discuss their goal of creating easily accessible information for healthcare providers to help better care for transgender patients.

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