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
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.
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
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
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
“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
Fellows with a research interest in loneliness and isolation take note: the Gerontological Society of America recently established an interdisciplinary group for meeting and discussion specific to these topics. The new Loneliness and Social Isolation Interest Group will hold its initial meeting at the November GSA Annual Scientific session in Austin, Texas. Colleagues who plan
Winners of the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) 2019 Book Award are Fellows Rami Benbenisty and Ron Avi Astor. The co-authors won for two books: Welcoming Practices, a research, practices and strategies review of schools and transitioning families, and Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence, a guidebook for education and school district leaders
Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas has made a name for himself as an expert on child separation at the border and trauma in undocumented families. He’s authored a book on the subject, regularly delivers remarks and speaks frankly on the issues. “These children are always living in a state of vigilance.
University of Washington’s Karina Walters was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Richard Lodge Prize. The award, given by Adelphi University, is named for the late Dr. Richard Lodge, a social work educator and Adelphi University professor. Walters was recognized for her research on the health of indigenous peoples. Read more.