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Aug 14

NASEM Appoints Guilamo-Ramos

August 14, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

New York University professor and Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos received an appointment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to a committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases.  As an expert on the committee, Guilamo-Ramos will provide recommendations for future policy and public health programs on the subject.  Read more.

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Jul 19

Zimmerman On Federal Oversight For Assisted Living Facilities

July 19, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Research

Assisted living facilities are now adding nurses and doctors to their staff by legislative policy. Aging and assisted living expert Fellow Sheryl Zimmerman shares research in this discussion on assisting and federal oversight.

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Jul 19

Manderscheid On the FDA and CBD

July 19, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

CBD stores are sweeping the nation, and in this op-ed from Fellow Ron Manderscheid, he makes the argument for FDA approval on CBD.  Read more here on this topical national issue.

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Jul 10

Fellow Sean Joe Discusses Suicide Prevention

July 10, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Research

Watch Fellow Sean Joe testify about the importance of preventing suicide: It’s up to adults, teachers, and professionals to “recognize the humanity in our young people.”  Joe was among 5 panelists who discussed weapons and community violence at the recent Academy sponsored policy briefing.

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Jun 12

Franklin and Zayas Named As Influential Faculty

June 12, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Academy Fellows Cynthia Franklin and Luis Zayas were recently recognized by the Journal of Social Service Research.  The two were named 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty based upon their scholarship and impact of publications.  Franklin is the Associate Dean for Doctoral Education at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work (University of Texas

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Jun 3

Choi Wins Texas Award

June 3, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Research

Academy Fellow and Steve Hicks School of Social Work (University of Texas at Austin) Gerontology Chair Namkee Choi was recently named a Texas Health and Human Services Commission award winner for research on therapy for older adults. Read more.

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May 16

Weapons and School Violence Policy Briefing

May 16, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Meetings, Policy, Practice Fields, Research

Weapons and school violence are the topics of a Congressional briefing  sponsored by AASWSW, the National Academy of Education and the American Educational Research Association.  The Capitol Hill briefing will take place 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. June 12 in Rayburn Building 2261, Washington, DC., and will inform policy makers on the impact of weapons and school

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May 14

Fredricksen-Goldsen on LGBTQ Social Isolation

May 14, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Fellow Karen Fredricksen Goldsen puts social isolation of older adults in the same category as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. She calls social isolation a public health issue and is one the first scholars to research senior members of the LGBTQ community and their social isolation. In this recent Seattle Times article, Fredricksen Goldsen tackles

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Apr 30

Fellow Nabila El-Bassel Directs NIDA Grant

April 30, 2019
Fellow News, Research

Columbia University School of Social Work’s Nabila El-Bassel will lead a research team to reduce opioid fatalities in New York State. Under an $86 million grant recently awarded from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, El-Bassel is heading up a group attempting to reduce opioid fatalities by 40% in 15 New York counties. Along with

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Apr 19

John Clapp Talks Alcohol Prevention

April 19, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Research

“When it comes to binge drinking, social factors exert a significant influence,” says Fellow and scholar John Clapp. “A person is at higher risk for binge drinking if they are surrounded by peers who are binge drinking or are in a setting in which heavy drinking is more socially acceptable—like a party or bar.” Alcohol

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