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  • Department of Social Work featured in recent CIPES newsletter
    The Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation (CIPES) highlighted the Department of Social Work in two stories in its recent newsletter.
  • The Department of Social Work welcomes Dr. Donald (Donny) Gerke as an Assistant Professor
    The Department of Social Work welcomes Dr. Donald (Donny) Gerke as an Assistant Professor.
  • Pursuing a social work path at UAB
    Throughout her college career, Maria Suter-Thallemer has maintained an open mind and a willingness to try new things.
  • Departments offering events during Social Work Month
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Social Work will present a collaborative event series from March 22-28 for Social Work Month.
  • 2022 in review: In case you missed these stories
    From innovative teaching approaches to research accomplishments, opportunities for artistic expression and more, there’s no shortage of stories to tell about what’s happening at UAB. Review some of the year’s best below, and visit uab.edu/reporter and uab.edu/news to read hundreds more. 
  • Like mother, like daughter: Shaws simultaneously earn master’s degrees in social work
    Mother-daughter duo will walk together during the fall commencement ceremonies with Master of Arts degrees in social work.
  • Department of Social Work Student Recipient of Prestigious Award
  • Introducing New Faculty Members in the Department of Social Work
    The Department of Social Work welcomes three new clinical faculty members, Quachetta Jones, Jacqueline Jones, and Tommie Watkins. They began teaching this fall.
  • Social Work faculty member selected for the Best Conceptual Article
    Congratulations to Laurel Hitchcock whose article, “Social Work Educators’ Opportunities During COVID-19: A Roadmap for Trauma-Informed Teaching During Crisis,” was chosen as the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) Best Conceptual Article of Volume 57.
  • Promoting youth mental health through simulation-based learning
    The program was first piloted in April 2022 but will officially roll out in two programs’ curriculums in fall 2022. 
  • 2022 Padma Award recipients named
    The Padma Award recognizes UAB faculty, staff and students who go the extra mile in support of underrepresented populations.
  • UAB Department of Social Work Debuts in the U.S. News & World Report Rankings
    The Department of Social Work’s graduate program is celebrating a milestone in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. This is the first year the MSW program was eligible to be considered for ranking by its national peers.
  • 2022 winners of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
    The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time regular faculty members of University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.
  • Laurel Hitchcock seeks innovative ways to train future social workers
    After Laurel Hitchcock, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Social Work, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin in 1991, she joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer.
  • New social work course resonates with students
    In November 2020, the College of Arts and Sciences awarded “Building a Multicultural Curriculum” grants to eight faculty members for academic year 2020-2021. With the grants, faculty members could develop new courses or revise existing courses to support students’ diversity awareness and build their multicultural competence.
  • Five undergraduate students selected as recipients of the esteemed Gilman Scholarship
    The prestigious program aims to make study abroad experiences accessible to a more diverse population of students and prepare them to assume leadership roles in government and the private sector.
  • I am Arts and Sciences: Lisa Higginbotham
    Many Blazers donate to and engage with the Benevolent Fund, a charitable giving campaign that supports health and human service agencies, selected health-related charities, and University of Alabama at Birmingham employees through the Employee Emergency Assistance Program.
  • Three UAB students awarded fellowships from the Council on Social Work Education
    Three social work master’s students have secured prestigious fellowships with the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Two CAS faculty receive Fulbright-Nehru Scholar awards for work in India
    Colleen Fisher, Ph.D., will examine microfinance to alleviate poverty among vulnerable women in low-resource countries, and Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., will study and map temples from the Bhosle dynasty of Nagpur, India.
  • Pitner selected to lead UAB Department of Social Work
    Ronald Pitner, Ph.D., ACSW, has been named the chair of the Department of Social Work in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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