February 8, 2019

School research study receives $3.6 million to develop an intervention for LGBT older adults with memory loss

A new evidence-based intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults living with memory loss, including those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias was awarded a five-year $3.6 million grant. 

February 5, 2019

Assessing health disparities among Washington state agricultural workers

Washington is the third largest exporter of food and agricultural goods in the country. The UW schools of social work, public health and medicine are conducting a study to assess health disparities among agricultural workers who support this thriving industry.

January 15, 2019

Othello-UW Commons provides home base for School of Social Work community engagement initiatives

On Jan. 16, a new 2,200-square-foot facility known as the Othello-UW Commons opens to the public, connecting South Seattle communities with the University of Washington to promote understanding, engagement and research-based initiatives focused on addressing specific community concerns. 

December 19, 2018

Noted social work researcher Matthew O. Howard, PhD and MSW alumnus, dies

Social work scholar, respected teacher and beloved mentor Matthew O. Howard died Saturday, Dec. 15, in southern Virginia, following a lengthy hospitalization. He had suffered a heart attack and several strokes in early September. He was 62 years old.

December 13, 2018

Exhibit featuring Vibrant Palette artists opens Jan. 2 at School of Social Work

January is traditionally a time of reflection, when people resolve to improve or change behaviors. See how artists conceptualize that tradition in “New Resolutions,” the School's first art exhibit of the new year.