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April 20, 2016
Gillian Marshall explores impact of recession-related stress on health
The Great Recession devastated millions of Americans financially—but what impacts did that economic stress have on their physical and mental well-being? Gillian Marshall, an assistant professor of social work at the UW Tacoma, wants to answer that question.
April 15, 2016
Research study targets marijuana and tobacco users who want to quit
The Innovative Programs Research Group, an organization in the UW School of Social Work, is recruiting people 18 and older for a free marijuana and tobacco treatment trial. The study is aimed at adults who are regularly using both substances, want to quit marijuana and are willing to consider kicking the tobacco habit as well.
April 14, 2016
Social work student James Her given UW Bonderman travel fellowship
James Her (MSW ’16) is one of 15 UW students awarded a 2016 Bonderman travel fellowship, worth $20,000. The goal of this sought-after fellowship is to expose students to the intrinsic, often life-changing, benefits of international travel. The grant allows UW students to embark for regions around the world on solo journeys that last for at least eight months.
April 8, 2016
Jennifer Stuber writes about working with NRA in Washington Post editorial
"It wasn’t the hardest phone call I’ve ever made, but it was certainly awkward. I was cold-calling the National Rifle Association. Because the NRA is well-known for offering gun safety training, I wanted to know whether the organization had ideas on how to reduce the number of firearm suicides," begins UW School of Social Work health policy expert Jennifer Stuber in an editorial appearing in The Washington Post.
April 5, 2016
Research study finds overweight teen girls more likely to be depressed as adults
Women who were overweight as adolescents are more likely than others to have symptoms of depression at age 65, especially if they were raised in low-income families, according to a new study by UW School of Social Work Assistant Professor Melissa L. Martinson.