Linda Chatters Receives 2024 Distinguished Faculty Award
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1w ago
Professor Linda Chatters has received the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Award. This highly esteemed peer award recognizes governing faculty members who demonstrate excellence in domains including longevity of service to the School; national recognition in scholarship and service; excellence in teaching and mentoring; outstanding service to the School and the University; and contribution to the professional community. Chatters is the Paula Allen-Meares Collegiate Professor of Social Work.  In addition, she is Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health an ..read more
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Laura Yakas Receives 2024 Distinguished Lecturer Award
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by jfdebord
1w ago
Lecturer Laura Yakas has received the 2024 Distinguished Lecturer Award. This highly esteemed peer award recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring students and the very highest ideal of a School of Social Work lecturer ..read more
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Brooke Buys Named 2024 MSW Student Government Teacher of the Year
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by jfdebord
1w ago
Lecturer Brooke Buys was named the 2024 Student Union Teacher of the Year. This award is given by the School of Social Work student government and recognizes faculty who have demonstrated commitment to improving DEI, made an outstanding and positive contribution to the School’s climate, and whose skills, dedication, understanding and caring have made a positive impact on students ..read more
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Odessa Gonzalez Benson Receives 2024 Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award
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1w ago
Assistant Professor Odessa Gonzalez Benson has received the 2024 Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award. The Doctoral Student Organization bestows this award to a faculty mentor who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to mentoring, developing and supporting doctoral students ..read more
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Jason Harrison & Talia Ingham Receive 2024 Colleen Karim Award for Staff Excellence
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1w ago
Academic Program Analyst Jason Harrison and Field Education Coordinator Talia Ingham received the 2024 Colleen Karim Staff Excellence Award. This award recognizes staff members who accomplish exceptional performance and achievements in their job role, going above and beyond in their day-to-day efforts, championing and supporting the work of others, and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion ..read more
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Faculty Promotions
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by jfdebord
1w ago
Congratulations to the following faculty members whose promotions were approved this month by the U-M Board of Regents. Katrina Ellis, Lisa Fedina, Odessa Benson Gonzalez and Anao Zhang were promoted to associate professor with tenure. David Córdova and Terri Friedline were promoted to professor.  In addition, Lindsay Bornheimer was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, without tenure, School of Medicine. Katrina Ellis was also promoted to Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, without tenure, School of Public Health. Congratulations also ..read more
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William Elliott Serves as Expert Witness on CSAs Before U.S. Senate Committee
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by slgrogan
1w ago
Professor William Elliot III provided testimony as an expert witness at the United States Senate Committee on Finance hearing on child savings accounts and other tax-advantaged accounts benefiting American children. “Children’s asset investments are more than just financial benefits for higher education: they have demonstrated the potential to transform the opportunity landscape—and in the process, to reset young people’s confidence in U.S. institutions and their ability to deliver equitable returns,” said Elliott.  “CSAs help create an environment for forming tangible hopes. What makes ..read more
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Lisa Wexler Awarded Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health
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by slgrogan
3w ago
Professor Lisa Wexler was awarded an NIMH R01 grant for her project “Efficacy-Implementation Study for PC CARES in Rural Alaska” through the NIH Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health.  The trial evaluates the impact of Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES) on adult participants and the adults and youth they are close to, and who could benefit from the intervention. This project contributes to the long-term goal of translating suicide prevention research into culturally responsive community practice to reduce suicide risk and promote ..read more
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Shanna Kattari’s Book Receives AAECT 2024 Book Award
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by slgrogan
1M ago
Associate Professor Shanna Kattari’s book “Exploring Sexuality and Disability: A Guide for Human Service Professionals,” has received the  American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists 2024 Book Award (Sexuality Professional Focus). Chapter editors include Lecturers Jax Kynn, Erin Martinez and Laura Yakas; and PhD students E.B. Gross, Nicolas Juarez and Kari Sherwood ..read more
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Odessa Gonzalez Benson Joins Editorial Board of Social Service Review
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by slgrogan
1M ago
Assistant Professor Odessa Gonzalez Benson has joined the editorial board of Social Service Review. The journal publishes original research on social issues, social welfare policy and social work practice. Established in 1927, it is the oldest continually published social welfare journal in the U.S ..read more
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