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Please take a moment to watch the video of congratulation and well wishes from the Department of Social Work.


On February 29th the Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) members had the opportunity to work with One Roof, located at 1704 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203, on the Project Homeless Connect 2020 as Smiling Face Client Guides.

2020 Social Work Outstanding BSW and MSW Award recipients are Reese Joiner and Joseph Abua.

As part of this year’s Social Work Month celebration, four BSW students and Dr. Laurel Hitchcock went to Alabama Arise’s Legislative Day on March 19th in Montgomery, AL to learn more about how to advocate for policy change with elected officials.

The 2018 Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Service Learning goes to Dr. Laurel Hitchcock, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work.

Dr. Dione Moultrie King was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity.

Dr. Stacy Moak was recognized as a Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship on March 23, 2018.

Dr. D. Scott Batey, Assistant Professor of Social Work, and his colleagues have won the UAB College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary team award.

Faculty members Batey, King, Lee, Pollio, and Sims of the Department of Social Work participated in the American Public Health Association conference in Atlanta, GA.

Social Work faculty participated in in the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, the preeminent meeting for social work educators, students, deans, and directors worldwide .

The Department of Social Work had a table at the Homecoming 2017 Blazer Village, giving students, faculty and alumni the opportunity to meet and network.

The Department of Social Work was a proud sponsor of the 26th Magic City AIDS Walk & 5K Fun Run.

Department of Social Work Associate Professor Lisa Baker, Ph.D., received Quality Matters (QM) recognition for her BSW course, Introduction to Research Methods.
Faculty and alumni of the Department of Social Work gathered at the Wine Loft in Birmingham for a celebration of their professional and academic accomplishments over the past year.
A study led by Department of Social Work Assistant Professor D. Scott Batey is using community-based participatory research to find relationships between community environments and health outcomes for people living with HIV.
UAB Department of Social Work Assistant Professor Dr. Laurel Hitchcock recently co-authored a brief based on an initiative of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Dr. Yookyong Lee, associate professor in the Department of Social Work, has been named director of the Bachelor of Social Work program.
Dr. Lisa Baker, Associate Professor of Social Work, was recently appointed to the Vestavia Hills Board of Education.
David Pollio, Ph.D, the chair of the UAB Department of Social Work, received an official proclamation from Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell in honor of National Social Work Month.
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