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  1. Ashley E. Cureton
     
    Ashley Cureton Named 2022 U-M Center for Academic Innovation Engagement Faculty Fellow

    Assistant Professor Ashley Cureton has been named a 2022 Public Engagement Faculty Fellow by the U-M Center for Academic Innovation. The cohort of 14 fellows will participate in an intensive program designed to build engagement skills, understand key public-engagement concepts and reflect together on how public engagement fits into their scholarly identities.

    "This program will help me to reflect on how public engagement fits into my scholarly identity. I am committed to considering the breadth of ways that my research creates public impact, from designing exhibits to working with policymakers to conducting community-engaged research projects to develop interventions and programs and to amplify the voices of refugee populations in the U.S. and abroad," said Cureton.

  2. Cristina B. BaresAshley E. CuretonBeth Glover  Reed
     
    2022 ENGAGE Active Grant Recipients: Empowering Engagement with Detroit Communities

    Youth Engagement through Cannabis Prevention and Employment Training

    Faculty Member: Associate Professor Cristina Bares

    Community Partner: Kartav Patel, Manager of Youth Services, Southwest Economic Services

    Welcome to the Motor City: Exploring Refugee Resettlement Among Afghan Refugees and Beyond

    Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Ashley Cureton

    Community Partner:  Shadin Adityeh, Director of Employment and Economic Empowerment Programs, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and Detroit

    Tuxedo Project Community Map

    Faculty Member: Lecturer Maureen Okasinski

    Community Partner: Rose Gorman, Executive Director, The Tuxedo Project

    Enacting Action Goals Informed by HOMES Survey: Services and Options for LGBTQ+ Older Adults in Metro Detroit

    Faculty Member: Associate Professor Beth Glover Reed

    Partner: Angela Gabridge, Executive Director, Sage Metro Detroit

    • March 11, 2022
  3. Linda M. Chatters
     
    Linda Chatters Coeditor of Book on Aging Black Americans

    Linda Chatters co-edited Volume 41 of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics: Black Older Adults in the Era of Black Lives Matter. Katrina Ellis, James Ellis, and Robert Joseph Taylor contributed book chapters. The book represents an important moment in the development and maturation of research and scholarship on Black older adults that builds on the many contributions of prior generations of eminent African American gerontologists.

    • February 1, 2022
  4. Rogério Meireles Pinto
     
    Rogério Meireles Pinto Appointed the Berit Ingersoll-Dayton Collegiate Professor of Social Work

    Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Social Work Rogério Meireles Pinto has been appointed the Berit Ingersoll-Dayton Collegiate Professor of Social Work. Pinto’s community-based participatory research aims to improve access to social work and public health services, particularly those services at the intersection of health and well-being. He examines how transdisciplinary collaboration and practitioners’ involvement in research improves the delivery of evidence-based services. He also studies factors that influence ethnic and sexual minority women’s involvement in research and health care.

    • January 18, 2022
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    Seven Faculty on Stanford University’s 2021 World's Top 2% Scientists List

    Seven U-M SSW faculty are included on Stanford University’s 2021 World's Top 2% Scientists list. The database provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

    • Linda Chatters
    • Lorraine Gutiérrez
    • Todd Herrenkohl
    • Joseph Ryan
    • Robert Taylor
    • Richard Tolman
    • Bradley Zebrack
  6. Sunggeun (Ethan) Park
     
    Sunggeun (Ethan) Park Elected Treasurer of the Society for Social Work and Research

    Assistant Professor Sunggeun (Ethan) Park has been elected treasurer of the Society for Social Work and Research. In his vision statement, Park listed the following goals: maintaining fiscal accountability and responsibility; promoting inclusive and transparent fiscal decision-making processes and representing the voices of early-stage scholars with marginalized identities and interests. Park will begin his term on February 1.

    • January 4, 2022
  7. Bradley J. Zebrack
     
    Brad Zebrack Receives the American Psychosocial Oncology Society’s Ruth McCorkle Excellence in Research Mentorship Award

    Professor Brad Zebrack has received the American Psychosocial Oncology Society’s Ruth McCorkle Excellence in Research Mentorship Award.  The award honors those who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance and positive role modeling in the field of psychosocial oncology.

    • December 17, 2021
  8. Fernanda L. Cross
     
    Fernanda Cross Featured on Deutsche Welle (DW)

    Assistant Professor Fernanda Cross is featured on Deutsche Welle (DW) website. The article explores her journey to the U.S. and her research at U-M School of Social Work. “It is as an immigrant that Cross finds the necessary empathy for her work. As a researcher, she analyzes precisely the insertion of Latin American immigrants in the United States.”

  9. Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor
     
    Andrew Grogan-Kaylor Appointed the Sandra K. Danziger Collegiate Professor of Social Work

    Andrew Grogan-Kaylor has been appointed the Sandra K. Danziger Collegiate Professor of Social Work. His research focuses on scientific knowledge development and intervention research on children and families with the aim of reducing violence against children and improving family and child well-being. He also examines the dynamic interplay of parenting behaviors and their effects on child health and mental health outcomes across socioeconomic contexts, neighborhoods and cultures.  A collegiate professorship is a University of Michigan advanced professorial title, which recognizes: a national, or preferably international, reputation in research; a record of exceptional teaching quality and of innovation; and a history of service to the School, the university and the community.

  10. Lorraine M. Gutiérrez
     
    Lorraine Gutiérrez Appointed the Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Social Work

    Lorraine Gutiérrez has been appointed the Edith A. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Social Work. Gutiérrez is an internationally renowned scholar in empowerment theory and anti-oppressive practice.  Her teaching and scholarship focus on multicultural praxis in communities, organizations and higher education.  Her current projects include identifying strategies for multicultural community-based research and practice, multicultural education for social work practice, and identifying effective methods for learning about social justice.  A collegiate professorship is a University of Michigan advanced professorial title, which recognizes: a national, or preferably international, reputation in research; a record of exceptional teaching quality and of innovation; and a history of service to the School, the university and the community.

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