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  1.  
    Assoc. Dean of Research Jorge Delva receives 2013 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award from Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research

    Jorge Delva, was selected to receive a 2013 Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. This award honors the accomplishments of faculty who demonstrate consistent, high-quality mentoring in areas of clinical and translational research.

    • February 15, 2013
  2.  
    Sara Crider, PhD candidate in Social Work & Sociology, receives Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from Rackham Graduate School.

    • February 15, 2013
  3. Edith C. Kieffer
     
    Associate Professor Edith Kieffer has an article in the American Journal of Community Psychology highlighting the impact of the Healthy MOMs healthy lifestyle intervention on depressive symptoms among pregnant and early postpartum Latinas in Detroit.

    Associate Professor Edith Kieffer has an article in the American Journal of Community Psychology highlighting the impact of the Healthy MOMs healthy lifestyle intervention on depressive symptoms among pregnant and early postpartum Latinas in Detroit.

  4.  
    SSW recognized by Planet Blue for 35% reduction in energy and resource usage

    SSW was recognized by Planet Blue for encouraging sustainable actions, designing and developing communal spaces, optimizing our building, and "creating a culture of sustainable behavior that is lasting."

  5. Kristin S. Seefeldt
     
    Assistant Professor Kristin Seefeldt was part of a panel discussion on poverty and the U.S. safety net at the Center for American Progress.

  6.  
    Sallie Foley's 2nd-edition co-authored book awarded Best Sexual Health Book for 2013 by Society for Sex Therapy and Research, top award in sexual health publishing

    "Sex Matters for Women: A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self", 2nd edition, 2012, written by Sallie Foley, Sally Kope and Dennis Sugrue, was awarded the Society for Sex Therapy and Research Award: "Best Sexual Health Book for 2013". The Society's award is the top honor in in the field of sexual health publishing.

  7.  
    Assistant Professor Desmond Patton discussed his new study, "Internet banging: New trends in social media, gang violence, masculinity and hip hop" on WILS in Lansing

  8.  
    Asst. Prof. Desmond Patton's paper "Internet banging: New trends in social media, gang violence, masculinity and hip hop" picked up by several news outlets

    His study is featured in the Michigan Chronicle ( http://goo.gl/0ggo2 ), WWJ ( http://goo.gl/OHNRe ) and Spero News ( http://goo.gl/u9rFc ).

    The paper examines:

    -- internet banging within the context of gang violence, paying close attention to the mechanisms and processes

    -- the role of hip-hop in the development of internet banging and highlight the changing roles of both hip hop and computer mediated communication as social representations of life in violent communities

    -- the presentation of urban masculinity and its influence on social media behavior

  9.  
    Asst. Prof. Michael Woodford's new study, '"That's so Gay": Heterosexual Male Undergraduates and the Perpetuation of Sexual Orientation MIcroagressions on Campus', is published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  10.  
    Social Work and Research Annual Conference

    At the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference:

    Kathleen Faller presents the Opening Plenary Session, "Social Justice and Child Sexual Abuse: What Are the Stakes and Who Are the Stakeholders?"

    Luke Shaefer receives the 2013 Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award

    Kerri Nicoll receives the 2013 Doctoral Fellows Award

    Leah James receives the 2013 Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention Award

    • January 18, 2013

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