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    SSW Faculty, Stacy Remke, Inducted Into National Academies of Practice

    Congratulations to School of Social Work faculty member, Stacy Remke, on being accepted into the National Academies of Practice, a prestigious body for interprofessional practice in healthcare. Stacy’s nominator was Dr. Brian Sick at the Academic Health Center. The annual conference, banquet and induction ceremony will be held in late March.

    Ashley Aguy Honored With State Appointment

    Ashley Aguy, a child welfare specialist at the School of Social Work, has devoted her career to addressing racial disparities in care that impact families of color. Ashley, who earned her MSW at the School, has just been appointed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Safety and Permanency Division’s African American Child Well-Being […]

    Romance Scams Can Devastate Victims, Says Dr. Marti DeLiema

    Romance scams swindled $1billion from victims across the country last year. School of Social Work faculty member, Dr. Marti DeLiema, recently spoke to the Star Tribune about the damage and impact this can have. “They are some of the most devastating of all the different types of fraud scams out there,” said Marti DeLiema. “The […]

    Graduate Student Organizes Exhibit on One Year Anniversary of Russian Invasion

    The Fulbright Association Minnesota Chapter, in conjunction with Fulbright Ukraine, and led in part by current School of Social Work Youth Development Leadership student, Roman Tyshchenko, has curated a photography exhibit of work by American and Ukrainian artists. The exhibit, Ukraine: War and Resistance, will open at the  Ukrainian American Community Center’s event 365 DAYS […]

    SSW Director Joins Board

    Congratulations to the director of the School of Social Work, Dr. Joan Blakey, on becoming the newest member of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Safety and Permanency Division’s African American Child Well Being Advisory Council! #UMNProud

    Journaling on the Road to Addiction Recovery

    School of Social Work faculty member, Dr. Amy Krentzman, recently shared a three-part learning module — on the role journaling can have in support of addiction recovery — with members of the Alamance County Department of Social Services in North Carolina. The modules,1.25 hours of online content, are available for viewing here, via the School’s […]

    Dr. Mimi Choy-Brown Named One of Ten ‘Researcher-Moms’ In 2023

    The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs, UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute welcomes its most recent cohort of researcher-moms into: “Mothers Leading Science, a yearlong career development program for research-intensive faculty in the health sciences who are raising young children.” Congratulations to all, especially faculty member, Dr. Mimi Choy-Brown (pictured below: top row, second from […]

    Dr. Krentzman Awarded Grant-in-Aid of Research for 2023

    School of Social Work professor, Amy Krentzman, has been awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship (GIA), effective, January 1, 2023, for her work on Positive Recovery Journaling (PRJ) as a tool for addiction-recovery. The grant, in excess of $15,000, is administered by the U of MN Office of the Vice President for Research. […]

    SSW’s Dr. Jeff Waid Publishes New Work

    School of Social Work faculty member Dr. Jeff Waid, and team, recently published two papers. The pieces relate to a family navigation preventive intervention Dr. Waid developed to promote health equity/prevent adverse childhood experiences. Preliminary data are reported in the journal: “BMC Public Health,” now available (in full & online); and also here (via the journal of […]

    SSW Program Director Presents at Council on Social Work Education

    This week, the Council on Social Work Education is holding its Annual Program Meeting (APM). SSW Program Director (for our Master of Social Work program), Dr. Suzanne Shatila is slated to present twice at the conference. The first is the poster presentation “Feminist Peer Mentoring in Doctoral Programs: Supporting the Next Generation of Students,” on […]