cross-sector solutions: How Innovative partnerships drive social CHANGe
collaborations are a vital part of how we work to
accelerate systems change and achieve real impact. Here are three recent examples.
Partnership introduces new collaborative care model for improved mental health
An innovative partnership to improve the well-being of people with serious and persistent
mental illness launches this fall, with a focus on integrating social care with health care. Read more.
School partners with UW innovation hub to foster startup mindset for social sector
A diverse planning
group will brainstorm ways to apply the “startup incubator” approach to the
social sector under a partnership between the School and CoMotion,
the university’s collaborative innovation hub. Read more.
Suicide prevention group forms unprecedented alliance with gun advocates
In an uncommonly creative
and bipartisan effort, the School-based Forefront Suicide
Prevention has joined with
the Second Amendment Foundation, NRA and other firearm advocacy groups to advance suicide
prevention in Washington state. Read more.
Awards and accolades
School ranked No. 1 in the world by Center for World University Rankings
In April, the School of Social Work was ranked No. 1 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. Read more.
Dean Uehara recognized for Grand Challenges leadership
American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
has named Dean Eddie Uehara
as an inaugural honorary fellow in recognition for her contributions to the Grand Challenges for Social Work. Read more.
Multimedia feature on veteran and alum wins coveted international award
A multimedia story, Seeds of Hope, that profiles
Christopher Brown (MSW ’16), who founded Growing
enrolled at the School, has received the prestigious international CASE Grand Gold
Award. Watch a video about Growing Veterans.
In the news
School faculty illuminate pressing social issues in major media outlets
Karen Fredriksen Goldsen pens Seattle
Times op-ed on LGBT resilience one year after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida.
Bonnie Duran provides insight on Native American mental health and
historical trauma in Atlantic story on federal management of tribal lands.
Jayn Goldsen shares results of the first national study on the positive health effects of marriage equality on the LGBT community in The Conversation.
Dan Goldhaber and the
School’s Center for Education Data and Research cited in CNN story on teacher shortages.
Gunnar Almgren's new book, Health Care as a Right of Citizenship, traces the evolution of health care reform in the United States.
School welcomes six new faculty following national search
Three new tenure-track
faculty, one acting assistant professor, and two full-time lecturers are
bringing a wealth of multidisciplinary expertise to the School this fall. Read why they chose the UW School of Social Work.
"The opportunities to partner with scholars and research centers that examine vulnerable youth populations and develop community and school-based interventions are endless." — Charles Lea, Assistant Professor
NIH grant a first for the study of dementia-related illnesses in LGBT adults
Karen Frediksen Goldsen has received a $3.7 million grant to build on her Aging with Pride research on health disparities among LGBT older adults.
New leadership redefines field education experience
With the new Assistant Dean for Field Education Val Kalei Kanuha, the
School has strengthened its focus on bringing community-based
partnerships and social impact to our students' field education
Behavioral health training grant provides $1.12 million in student support
A new federal grant provides $480,000 a year for four years to help fund stipends and specialized behavioral health training for students and field supervisors—providing $1.12 million in student stipends over the life of the grant.
School reaches record level of giving in UW Be
In 2015, the School launched the most audacious fundraising campaign in its history to support student education and social innovation. We are well on our way to meeting our $70 million goal for 2020, with more than $54 million raised. Learn more
about our scholarship funds.Thank you for your support.
Connect & Celebrate: All-alumni lunch and recognition event—October 29
Save the date for our all-class homecoming celebration and recognition event on Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Start the day with lunch at Mary Gates Hall followed by an open house at the School of Social Work. Register here or contact Katie Lamar at 206-543-5052 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee for the luncheon is $20. Space is limited. Parking is free.
Nominate an alum for the Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award or the Early Career Achievement Award by Sept. 30 and celebrate with the award recipients at the upcoming alumni luncheon. For details on the nomination process, go here.