March 21, 2023

Karina Walters appointed director of NIH Tribal Health Research Office

Karina Walters, professor and co-director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, has been appointed director of the Tribal Health Research Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

March 16, 2023

Michael S. Spencer selected dean of the School of Social Work

Michael S. Spencer has been appointed Ballmer Endowed Dean of the University of Washington School of Social Work. His appointment, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents, begins July 1, 2023.

March 10, 2023

School of Social Work leaders salute faculty members during Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. In its continued commitment to support Black experience, progress and feminism, this month the leadership team of the School of Social Work recognizes the outstanding contributions of School faculty members who are Black women.

March 9, 2023

School of Social Work study confirms human services workers are underpaid

A new study from the University of Washington School of Social Work estimates that human services workers in Washington state make at least 30% less than workers in other industries. For human services workers employed by nonprofit organizations, the gap is 37%.

March 1, 2023

Social Work Month focuses on breaking barriers and empowering communities

March is Social Work Month and this year’s theme is Social Work Breaks Barriers.

Organized by the National Association of Social Workers, Social Work Month casts a spotlight on social work and the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers – one of the fastest growing professions in the country. As the population ages, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for social work services will increase to more than 800,000 by the year 2030.