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November 20, 2014
Report by Diana Pearce shows hardship for Washington state families in meeting basic needs
A Washington family of four must spend 46 percent more on average to make ends meet today than 13 years ago, according to a new report authored by University of Washington social work lecturer Diana Pearce. The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State 2014 provides a sobering look at how much it costs individuals and families statewide to meet basic needs—and how far short they’re falling.
November 12, 2014
Elena Erosheva collaborates on research showing bias in NIH grant reviews
In the wake of a 2011 study that found black applicants for National Institutes of Health grants were significantly less likely to receive funding than their equally qualified white counterparts, the health agency began to look at ways to uncover and address bias in how it awards research funding.
November 3, 2014
Beryl Moya Martin Duplica, beloved School of Social Work teacher, dies
Moya Duplica, who served for 40 years on the UW School of Social Work faculty, passed away on October 21, 2014. Moya began her distinguished career in social work education at the University of Washington in 1963, where she taught courses on social welfare policy, history and issues affecting the lives of women.
October 3, 2014
Poverty, income inequality increase in Washington state
The number of Washingtonians living in poverty jumped by more than 50,000 from 2012 to 2013, and the state poverty rate rose as well, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
September 29, 2014
Behavioral health training opportunity offered to MSW students
Tessa Evans-Campbell, associate professor and director of the UW School of Social Work's MSW program, announced a federal grant of $479,995 awarded annually for the next three years to train social workers specializing in behavioral health.