News

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
October 28, 2013
Pitt students helped to beautify the city this weekend, as part of Pitt's Make a Difference Day. 3,225 Pitt students participated in Pitt Make A Difference Day, a program that gives students an opportunity to provide direct, hands-on service to their community. Read more
October 28, 2013
MSW Graduate Helps the Uninsured Sign Up for the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace MSW graduate Gabby Jones Casey is working with Get Covered America to help people struggling with the problematic online access to the federal health insurance marketplace. Read more
October 24, 2013
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Center will Assist County with program funded by 1.8 million in federal grants! Allegheny County will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to recruit and support foster parents, and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Center will assist the county with the programs funded by the grant. Read more