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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Rogério Meireles Pinto
    Rogério Meireles Pinto led best practices training at The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

    Rogério Meireles Pinto was invited to lead a training at The Guidance Center/Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority on best practices for clinical staff working with a client and interpreter during the course of mental health treatment. Pinto's training was part of the Children's Mental Health Lecture Series.

  4. Min Hee Kim
    Min Hee Kim Defends Dissertation

    Min Hee Kim successfully defended her dissertation “Geographic Distribution of Aging and Health-Related Resources in Urban Neighborhoods: Implications for Health Care Delivery to Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Physical and/or Cognitive Impairment.” Her committee consisted of Ruth Dunkle, Sarah Burgard (co-chairs), Sandra Levitsky and Philippa Clarke.

    • March 15, 2019
  5. William Elliott III
    William Elliott's Research Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

    Professor William Elliott’s research on child savings accounts is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Children with a bank account designated for college, with $500 or less, were three to four times more likely to go to college than those without an account”, Elliott said.

  6. John A. Doering-White
    John Doering-White Defends Dissertation

    John Doering-White successfully defended his dissertation entitled "In the Shadow of the Beast: Violence and Dignity along the Central American Migrant Trail".  His committee consisted of Laura Lein, Jason DeLeon (co-chairs), Andrew Shryock, Reuben Miller and Jorge Delva. He has accepted an Assistant Professor of Social Work position at the University of South Carolina, with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology.

    • March 11, 2019
  7. Brian E. Perron
    Brian Perron Presents Data Workshops in China

    Brian Perron presented, "Innovating administrative research through data science: Lessons learned from the U-M SSW Data Lab” at Tsinghua University in China. He also gave a workshop on "Writing and Publication Strategies in Social Work" hosted by the Tianjin University of Technology.


    • March 8, 2019
  8. Robert M. OrtegaCharles D. Garvin
    Robert Ortega and Charles Garvin Coauthor New Book, “Socially Just Practice in Groups”

    Associate Professor Robert Ortega and Professor Emeritus Charles Garvin’s new book,“Socially Just Practice in Groups” provides a comprehensive exploration of group practice through the lens of social work.  The authors cover all stages of developing a group practice: getting started; establishing purpose, roles and tasks of the group; stages and phases of practice; and specific skills in assessment, monitoring and evaluation.  Chapters contain case examples as well as exercise.

  9. Todd I. Herrenkohl
    Todd Herrenkohl is featured in the U-M Washington D.C. Update

    Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families Todd Herrenkohl is featured in the U-M Washington D.C. Update  for his service on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

  10. William Elliott III
    Leveraging Free College and Children’s Savings Accounts for a 21st Century Wealth Building Agenda

    Professor William Elliott’s essay, “ Leveraging Free College and Children’s Savings Accounts for a 21st Century Wealth Building Agenda” was published in the College Promise Campaign Policy Brief.

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