Michigan Social Work students, faculty and staff took to the Diag to perform a dance set to “Glory” by Common and choreographed by Gabryel Wilson, a first year LS&A student and a member of the U-M women's gymnastics team. The performance brought awareness to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium held on Monday, January 20.
Lauren Davis, Assistant Director of the School of Social Work DEI Program has been selected as a member of the U-M Voices of the Staff Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team.
Michelle Woods, MSW Student Career Services Director, will receive a University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award as a member of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (I.D.E.A.) Committee Team. The Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award was established to shine a light on U-M staff members who work toward achieving a welcoming, supportive and inclusive working environment.
Professor Edie Kieffer and Research Associate Brandy Sinco won second place at the Community Health Institute EXPO in Orlando, FL for their co-authored poster, "Integrating Community Health Workers into Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams in a Federally Qualified Health Center: Patients’ and Providers’ Perspectives and Preliminary Outcomes." The poster was a highlight within the “Expanding Access to Care and Other Services for Special Populations” category at the Expo representing the largest annual gathering of health center clinicians, executives and consumer board members.
Nyshourn Price. Office of Student Services Admissions Coordinator received the 2018 Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award, for demonstrating extraordinary interest and/or commitment to U-M Black students through outreach efforts, recruitment or supportive interest.
Professor Edie Kieffer presented "Healthy Mothers on the Move: A Community Health Worker-Led Diabetes Prevention Intervention for Pregnant and Postpartum Latinas” at the American Diabetes Association conference. Research Associate Brandy Sinco contributed to this presentation.
Kieffer and Sinco were also co-authors on the poster presentation, "Cost-Effectiveness of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support in the Community: Projections from a Randomized Controlled Trial"
Research Associate Brandy Sinco helped to organize the Advanced Analytics track at the annual Michigan SAS Users Conference.
The Child and Adolescent Data Lab's article, "Disparities at Adjudication in the Juvenile Justice System: An Examination of Race, Gender, and Age" was published in Social Work Research. The lab includes PhD student Michael Evangelist, Associate Professors Joe Ryan and Brian Perron, research associate Bryan Victor, and data analyst Andrew Moore.
Kunal Namballa, Gabrielle Fitzsimmons, and Joshua Horning (MSW students) along with mentor Julie Cushman (LEO lecturer) and the Critical Intersectionality Learning Community received an Innovation Grant from the U-M Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to create an experiential learning game, “Power: A Game of Positionality and Intersectionality” which can be used in courses and other settings.
CASC Undergraduate Minor Program Manager Amber Williams was appointed by President Schlissel to the Voices of the Staff Program’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion network team for a two-year term.
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