News

August 16, 2017
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New study hopes to increase PrEP adherence among Black gay and bisexual men University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield received a $13,000 grant from the University of Pittsburgh Central Research Development Fund to investigate the issue. Read more
August 14, 2017
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Dean Larry Davis on NBC Nightly News Dean Larry Davis appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss race relations in the United States. Read more
August 09, 2017
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Pitt-Johnstown Hosts Annual Older Youth Retreat The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will host the annual Older Youth Retreat for teenagers in foster care or who have recently aged out of the system from August 7-11. About 120 young people, ages 16-21, from 36 Pennsylvania counties are expected to attend. Read more
July 26, 2017
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Share your SSW Memories! Be part of social work history! (and win some free stuff!). The School of Social Work is looking for photos, and other mementos from your time here. Visit our website for more details and a chance to share your fondest Pitt Social Work memories! Read more
July 26, 2017
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Shaun Eack's work reviewed by Scientific American David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack’s work on adapting an existing therapy for adults with schizophrenia to help those with autism is featured in the newest issue of Scientific American. Read more
July 26, 2017
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Register for Orientation 2017 and more! Register for student orientation, exemption exams, and find more information for incoming students on our Incoming Student webpage. Register for student orientation by August 1st! Read more
July 25, 2017
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Adults with autism face gaps in jobs, services Social and cognitive challenges can make it difficult for this population to succeed in jobs, says David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack. Read more
July 25, 2017
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MSW alum featured by The Network for Social Work Management MSW alum Dave Coplan was featured in The Network for Social Work Management blog series. Coplan was recently awarded the Human Services Management Exemplar Award at the Network of Social Work Management annual conference, Read more
July 18, 2017
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MSW alum working to restore the Hill District MSW alumnus Robert Bowden grew up in the Hill District, watching his mother struggle to move her family from a housing project into a nicer neighborhood... Read more
July 16, 2017
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Alumna named to Chatham University board MSW alumna and Gwen’s Girls executive director Dr. Kathi Elliott joined the Chatham University Board of Trustees. Dr. Elliott graduated from Chatham University with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in August 2014. Read more
July 12, 2017
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Professor examines the social ties between autism and schizophrenia David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack talks to Spectrum about his ground-breaking work adapting an existing therapy for adults with schizophrenia to help those with autism. Read more
July 06, 2017
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Veterinary social work opens outlet for grief, emotional stress Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Clinic (PVSEC) recently partnered with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work to create a program called “Social Work at the PVSEC.” Students are taught about grief and loss by working with the PVSEC staff and clients. Read more
June 29, 2017
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Police and community come together to address bias Hosted by the Center on Race and Social Problems, Pittsburgh police trained over 60 community members and officers on implicit bias. Read more
June 23, 2017
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Doctoral student helps children confront bias Doctoral student Andrea Joseph led about a dozen Hopewell Memorial Junior High School students in a crash course on bias – and how to combat it. Read more
June 21, 2017
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Homewood photography project showcasing positivity “Black males are facing increasing difficulties obtaining positive life outcomes and avoiding negative ones,” Dean Larry Davis said. “We must change the way Black males are perceived and perceive themselves.” Read more