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Archives for 2019

Using the Arts to Help Formerly Incarcerated Black Men Succeed
Formerly incarcerated black men enrolled in an alternative school with arts-based programming — writing, poetry, music — showed healthier social and emotional development and higher academic achievement as they transitioned to adulthood, according to research from assistant professor Charles Lea.
December 05, 2019
Reflecting on Photos Helps Young Cancer Survivors Regain Confidence
In a recently published study in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, co-author and assistant professor Chiara Acquati found that based off her research, survivors who retell their story through photography can significantly increase their self-esteem and self-efficacy.
December 2, 2019
UH Healthy Start: Isaiah Factor Uncensored FOX 26 News
McClain Sampson, associate professor and project director of the UH Healthy Start program, and other members of the community sat down with Isaiah Carey to discuss the presence of implicit bias within the health care community and how it has caused the rise in maternal and infant mortality among minority groups.
October 8, 2019
New Lobby and Entry Pavilion Highlights Major Construction Project; Groundbreaking Ceremony on October 3.
September 30, 2019
The University of Houston's GCSW Kicks Off Renovation Project
The University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work is undergoing a $3.9 million renovation. The improvements will redo the entire first floor of the GCSW building and create a new lobby and new entry pavilion. 
September 30, 2019
Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement to Speak at UH 
Best-Selling Author Patrisse Cullors to Deliver Keynote Address.
September 24, 2019
Study: Need for Culturally Sensitive Care
Assistant Professor Christian Miyawaki recently presented the collaborative, international study of Japanese and Japanese American seniors. The study was a response to the loss of a long-term senior care facility that resulted in over 100 mono-lingual Japansese without a home. The results came along with a 10-year proposal to rebuild a new non-profit facility.
September 12, 2019
UH Healthy Start: KPRC Channel 2 Houston Newsmakers
McClain Sampson, associate professor and project director of the UH Healthy Start program, and Eulalia Gillum, program director of Health Start, recently sat down with Khambrel Marshall to discuss the rise in maternal and infant mortality among minority groups. Interview begins at 8:09 mark.  
September 8, 2019
Gilead Science COMPASS Initiative Accepting Transformative Grant Applications from Organizations Fighting HIV in the South
Samira Ali, assistant professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, received a $5 million grant in 2017 to establish the SUSTAIN (Supporting U.S. Southern States to Incorporate Trauma-Informed HIV/AIDS Initiatives for Wellbeing) Center, one of three coordinating centers created to identify and provide funding to local organizations to address the epidemic throughout the region. 
September 5, 2019
Addresing the Changing Face of Mental/Behavioral Health Care 
UH was recently awarded a $500,000 Minority Health Research and Education Grant and GCSW Professor Luis Torres is collaboratively leading with other UH healthcare experts to help address the needs of economically disadvantaged ethnic minorities by helping establish an interprofessional education-focused, integrated behavioral health/primary clinic at UH
August 8, 2019
Several Arrests made as people protest outside Southwest Detention Key Center
Fox 26 News spoke with GCSW alumna and adjunct professor, Elizabeth Haberer, on-camera about the recent protest she helped organize in front of the Key Detention Center to protest the living conditions of refugee children and families. 
August 12, 2019
Elizabeth Haberer, GCSW alumna and adjuct professor, gave comments to The Houston Chronicle about the rally that brought together 115 participants to peacefully protest front of the Key Detention Center--at least six protesters had been arrested.
August 12, 2019

KHOU 2 Houston spoke with GCSW alumna and adjuct professor, Elizabeth Haberer, to give comments about the 100-people rally that she co-organized with Never Again (Houston).
August 12, 2019

GCSW Student Spotlight: "Story Catcher: The Power of Reminiscing"
Theresa Chrisman, a Ph.D. candidate, helps Houston nursing home residents capture their own legacies, showing them and their caretakers the power of reminiscing. It's part of her mission to give a voice to the voiceless.
July 25, 2019
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the GCSW Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professor in Peace and Social Justice, co-wrote an opinion piece with fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi. The piece was featured in the New York Times and focused on how to combat the escalating tensions with Iran.
July 8, 2019