Lisa O'Donnell, PhD '16, and current UCLA postdoctoral fellow, along with Professor and Associate Dean for Research Joe Himle and Associate Professor Andy Grogan-Kaylor have had their article "Depression and Executive Functioning Deficits Predict Poor Occupational Functioning in a Large Longitudinal Sample with Bipolar Disorder" published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
Assistant Professor Mathieu Despard's article, "Financial insecurity and risk experiences of justice involved persons with severe mental illnesses" was published in Social Work in Mental Health.
Professor Brad Zebrack, Clinical Assistant Professor Debra Mattison and LEO Lecturer Leslie Dubin had their article, “Moving from individual roles to functional teams: A semester-long course in case-based decision making” published in the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.
The 2016 Student Union Teacher of the Year is Assistant Professor Jamie Mitchell. She was nominated by a member of the student body and was selected based on a submitted essay detailing some of the remarkable ways that Shari has influenced the students in her classes.
Every year the SSW Student Union puts out a call for nominations to the students regarding the teacher of the year. This is an award asking students to submit the name of a teacher they feel has been particularly powerful in their learning and who they hold as the model for an educator in the SSW.
Daniel Fischer was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Field Instruction at the School, effective May 2017. Fischer currently serves as Interim Director of Social Work and Spiritual Care at Michigan Medicine and has been a long term instructor and field supervisor for the School as well as an accomplished social work practitioner.
U-M President Dr. Mark Schlissel discussed Poverty Solutions and the School of Social Work in his remarks with the Economic Club of Marquette County on Monday, March 20.
Shelbby Bambrick MSW '17 is the 2017 University of Michigan NASW Student of the Year. She was selected based on the following:
Associate Professor Luke Shaefer’s book, $2 a Day was cited in The Atlantic article, “Is It Better to Be Poor in Bangladesh or the Mississippi Delta?”.
Research Administration Coordinator Carrie Disney was selected to receive a 2017 Research Administrator Recognition Award from the U-M Office of Research. The award honors staff members for important contributions to the University’s research mission through exceptional performance and by going beyond the ordinary fulfillment of position duties.
Professors Edie Kieffer and Michael Spencer and research associate Brandy Sinco’s article, "Correlates of Interpersonal Ethnoracial Discrimination Among Latino Adults with Diabetes: Findings from the REACH Detroit Study" was published in the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.