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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 31

Grand Challenges Western Consortium Deadline

July 31, 2019
Events, The Grand Challenges For Social Work

The Grand Challenges for Social Work is hosting its third annual Western Consortium meeting on September 13, 2019. The group will convene at Colorado State University to explore curriculum development, ideas for internship and community service and other ways to implement the Grand Challenges. The University of Washington is partnering with Colorado State University in

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Jul 22

Dean Emeritus Barbara White

July 22, 2019
Fellow News

The Academy regrets the passing of inaugural Fellow Barbara White.  Dean White led the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years.

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Jul 19

Edleson Honored by City of Berkeley

July 19, 2019
Fellow News

Berkeley (CA) City Council member Ben Bartlett recently presented USC Dean of Social Work Jeffrey Edleson with a city proclamation honoring his accomplishments and service.

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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

Choi Wins PECASE Award

July 10, 2019
Fellow News

University of Texas at Austin professor and Fellow Namkee Choi is the winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor given by the United States government to scientists and engineers beginning their research careers. Read more.

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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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Jul 10

Ssewamala Named As Cancer Site Member

July 10, 2019
Fellow News

Congratulations to Fellow Fred Ssewamala, who recently was invited to become a member of the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For more information about the center, click here.

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Jun 13

AASWSW Livestream Policy Briefing Video

June 13, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Policy

Fellows Ron Avi Astor, Sean Joe and Marleen Wong were among the researchers and experts from around the country who spoke at the Academy’s June 12 congressional briefing, The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools and Surrounding Communities.  The group, including Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg, discussed current scientific data surrounding the pressing need for

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