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September 21, 2017   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

Laurie Anderson

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Mar. 27 2017

Social work faculty member works to fix cracks in health service use

Access to needed health services is a challenge for many people, particularly those with mental health and substance use problems. Orion Mowbray wants to change that.

Feb. 6 2017

Study: Cooperatives may provide elder care alternative

A growing elder care shortage could be eased by worker-owned cooperatives, a little-used business model that also improves the working conditions and the quality of life for caregivers

Jan. 23 2017

Study: Chronic illness and depression increase likelihood of problem drinking in older adults

Older adults suffering from multiple chronic health conditions and depression are nearly five times as likely to be problem drinkers as older adults with the same conditions and no depression, according to researchers at UGA. Their study is the first to document the connection between multiple chronic illnesses, depression and alcohol use in seniors.

Oct. 17 2016

$2.6M grant supports scholarships for UGA social work students

Graduate students in the UGA School of Social Work who face financial challenges while earning a degree are receiving help, thanks to the re-establishment of a federally funded scholarship program.

Sep. 26 2016

‘Move the needle’

Anna Scheyett is no stranger to change.

Mar. 28 2016

Hollowell Lecture explores story of judge who battled racial, gender bias

"(Constance Baker Motley) lived a paradox of change," Harvard law and history professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin told attendees March 17 at the fourth annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture.

Mar. 14 2016

Donald L. Hollowell Lecture to focus on ‘Civil Rights Queen’

Constance Baker Motley, a civil rights lawyer who won nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and was the first black woman appointed to a federal bench, will be the subject of the UGA's annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture.

Feb. 29 2016

UGA researchers build empathy into engineering program

When Mark Hain decided to leave his job as an emergency medical technician to pursue a degree in environmental engineering at UGA, he assumed he would immediately get his hands dirty designing and building projects. Instead, he found himself in a design course analyzing and discussing in detail how his work as an engineer might impact others—and questioning whether certain projects should be built at all.

Jan. 11 2016

Assistant professor sheds light on poverty, credit and social exclusion

Mary Caplan knows what it's like to be poor. As a child the Seattle-born researcher shuttled between two households—one wealthy and one that, in her words, "barely scraped by."

Sep. 28 2015

‘Social change’ scholar named Hollowell Professor

Llewellyn "Lee" J. Cornelius has been named the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the UGA School of Social Work.

Sep. 14 2015

School of Social Work holds open house at new location

The School of Social Work welcomed new faculty and friends at an Aug. 28 open house. It was the first public event to be held at the school's new home at 279 Williams St. 

Aug. 10 2015

Study’s findings may help curb painkiller misuse

In a nationwide study, researchers from the UGA School of Social Work found that individuals of any age who used illicit drugs within the past year had a higher likelihood of misusing prescription pain relievers as well.

Jul. 27 2015

Assistant professor will explore health disparities research at NIH campus

Trina Salm Ward, an assistant professor in the UGA School of Social Work and an assistant professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, will participate in an intensive two-week course on health disparities research at the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, during the first two weeks of August.

Jun. 29 2015

UGA, Emory to offer new dual degree in social work, divinity

The UGA School of Social Work and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University have partnered to offer a dual master's degree in social work and divinity. It is the first dual degree to be offered between the two universities.

Mar. 23 2015

Social work students, faculty attend 50th anniversary of civil rights milestone

On Sunday, March 8, students and faculty from the UGA School of Social Work traveled to Selma, Alabama, to mark the anniversary of an event known today as "Bloody Sunday."

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