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
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
Fellow Iris Chi is a 2019 recipient of the Woman of the Year Congressional Award. She received the award from Congresswomn Judy Chu and was one of several women who were honored for service and leadership within their local communities. Dr. Chi is known for her research in gerontology and social work and the well-being