Carrie Disney, Research Process Coordinator and Scott Stanfill, Research Services Manager have completed and passed the certified research administrators exam. The exam is managed by the Research Administrators Certification Council an independent professional organization. The core content for the certificate emphasizes: leadership development, research administration, research and faculty development, innovation, economic development, integrity and stewardship. There are 20 Certified Research Administrators (CRA) on the three U-M campuses, SSW has 10% of U-M's CRAs.
Professor Dan Saunders and Professor Emerita Kathleen Faller recently published "The Need to Carefully Screen for Family Violence When Parental Alienation is Claimed" in the Family Law Journal.
LEO Lecturer Adrienne Dessel, U-M alumni Amy Westmoreland, and Professor Lorraine Gutiérrez's article, "Reducing Heterosexism in African American Christian Students: Effects of Multicultural Education Courses", was published in Equity and Excellence in Education. The study examines the effectiveness of different approaches to teaching students about diversity, equity, and social justice.
Professors Lorraine Gutierrez and Linda Chatters were ranked high impact female social work scholars in the article, “Citation Impact of Women in Social Work: Exploring Gender and Research Culture” which was published in Research on Social Work Practice.
Associate Professor Andrew Grogan-Kaylor’s recently published a meta-analysis examining the research on spanking and its effects on children which has been cited in numerous media outlets.
Associate Professors Brian Perron and Joe Ryan's Child and Adolescent Data Lab was featured in the U-M Research article, "Policy Numbers".
Associate Dean and Professor Jorge Delva has been appointed as a Faculty Associate of the Latina/o Studies Program in U-M's Department of American Culture (LSA). He will be conducting research to eliminate health disparities.
Professor Daphne C. Watkins’ current research involves developing and testing an intervention she developed called the Young black men, masculinities, and mental health (or, "YBMen") project. The YBMen project is a five-week, Facebook-based intervention for college-aged black men that addresses the association between hegemonic masculinity and poor mental health."
Almost everyone in the USA has a smartphone and Assistant Professor Shawna Lee wants to turn your smartphone into a way to deliver psychosocial interventions to people who are underserved by social service agencies. Her first step – a conference bringing scholars and tech experts together to innovate and create.
Young adults and teens with cancer face unique challenges, questions and concerns. Associate Professor Brad Zebrack’s research found that young adult cancer patients benefit when oncology social workers are involved in their care. His research has received national recognitions for the positive outcomes of his work.
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