News

December 02, 2013
MSW alum takes an unusual career path MSW alumnus Jeff Fromknecht also pursued a law degree and now provides legal advice, back office support, grant-writing research and review services, and foundation support for those in need. Read more
November 26, 2013
SSW PhD Student wins Scholarship Award Congratulations to SSW PhD student Daniel (Hyungjik) Lee for being one of the recipients of the Center for Health Equity Masters & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award! Read more
November 25, 2013
NYU’s Patrick Sharkey to Give Talk on Persistence of Racial Inequality in America’s Neighborhoods Patrick T. Sharkey, associate professor of sociology at New York University, will deliver a free public lecture at noon Dec. 3, titled “A Multigenerational Perspective on Neighborhoods and Racial Inequality.” Read more
November 21, 2013
Doctoral student has letter published in New York Times PhD candidate Amanda Hunsaker supports the idea of amyloid imaging to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more
November 21, 2013
SSW student writes about the importance of the SNAP program MSW student and Just Harvest intern Nick Chubb wrote a letter in response to a Tribune Review editorial. Read more
November 18, 2013
MSW Students Stephanie Eson and Marie Linebaugh Named 2013 Mon Valley Fleet Women of Achievement MSW students Stephanie Eson and Marie Linebaugh have been named 2013 Mon Valley Fleet Women of Achievement for their work with Project HEART. Read more
November 17, 2013
SSW sponsors health care reform speaker Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst who researches the economics of health care, will discuss his research on the benefits of health care reform in Pennsylvania. Read more
November 13, 2013
MSW students among winning teams in Case Competition Eleven MSW students competed in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Local Government Case Competition. The School of Social Work placed the most students on prize winning teams of any professional school in the competition. Read more
November 07, 2013
MSW alumnus Larry M. Gold named the president of the Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit Medical Center CEO Joe Mullany announced Larry M. Gold will become the new president of the Children's Hospital of Michigan, effective January 1, 2014. Read more
November 04, 2013
Post-Gazette Op-Ed Cites CRSP study on minorities in the region In a November 1 Op-Ed in the Post-Gazette, Councilman Ricky Burgess implores us to "Prioritize the Poor in Pittsburgh," citing a CRSP study on the status of minorities in the region. Read more
November 04, 2013
Upcoming CRSP speaker focuses on the Impact of Race and Culture on Asian American Teens Yoonsun Choi, associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will deliver a free public lecture at noon on Nov. 8 titled “Race and Culture in the Family: Their Impact on Youth Outcomes of Asian American Adolescents.” Read more
November 01, 2013
SSW faculty member Daniel Rosen's Wellbridge Health one of nine startup companies based on Pitt's Innovations in FY 2013 Wellbridge Health, a tablet-based program developed by social work faculty member Daniel Rosen that enables patients to communicate with their health care providers, was one of nine startup companies based on Pitt innovations in fiscal year 2013. Read more
October 31, 2013
SSW Volunteers help to evaluate DPW's methods Volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work conducted test calls to help evaluate the Department of Public Welfare's efficiency and customer service. Read more
October 31, 2013
Society for Social Work and Research honors Professor Shaun Eack for his contributions to the field Congratulations to Dr. Shaun Eack, who has been awarded the 2014 Society for Social Work and Research Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research! Read more
October 30, 2013
The SSW mourns the loss of Dr. Barbara Shore The School of Social Work was deeply saddened to learn that Dr. Barbara Shore passed away on October 23, 2013 at the age of 92. Dr. Shore was a celebrated professor and her incredible dedication to the School and her legacy continues to positively impact the School’s doctoral students. Read more