April 16, 2022

Leo Egashira: IWRI research coordinator, hiker, biker and champion of Indigenous health

Leo Egashira is a man of many talents. As a research coordinator at the School’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, he coordinates research into health disparities among Native Americans and examines resilience-based interventions in Indigenous communities, including projects that prevent opioid overdoses and elderly falls.


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March 11, 2022

Tom Schaefer, facilities assistant at UW School of Social Work, killed in a boating accident March 4

Tom Schaefer, a facilities assistant at the UW School of Social Work for more than 25 years as well as an avid marine educator, enthusiastic cyclist and staunch conservationist, died in a boating accident while in Mexico on March 4, 2022.

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February 24, 2022

Abby Zorn is School’s new human resources manager

We welcome Abby Zorn as a new human resources manager at the School of Social Work. She is taking over the position previously held by Bethany Hamamoto Robinson.

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December 16, 2021

Teacher, scholar and mentor J’May Rivara retires

J’May Rivara, an associate teaching professor and assistant director of the School’s Center for Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work, will retire at the end of the Winter quarter. 

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December 14, 2021

Professor Maureen Marcenko retires December 31

Maureen Marcenko, the Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor who has devoted her career to the well-being of vulnerable children and families, is retiring at the end of December.

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