CANCELED: Technology Test Kitchen at the SSW January 10

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED The SSW's IDEA Team is also hosting a drop-in "technology test kitchen" in the 5th floor lounge and/or 5e11 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 11-1. They will feature hands-on demonstrations of some cutting edge technologies such as robotic telepresence for meetings, augmented and virtual reality and some other tools and recipes instructors can use to enhance education and/or social work.

Shah-Nelson Co-Authors "Technology-Enhanced Exploratory Installations to Support Constructivist

Clark Shah-Nelson, Assistant Dean, Instructional Design & Technology, is a co-author of "Technology-Enhanced Exploratory Installations to Support Constructivist Professional Development: The Technology Test Kitchen" in the book Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age." CITATION: Musgrove, A. T., Gunder, A., Knott, J. L., Tomsic, F., Banner, P., Melton, R., Goodrich, D., & Shah-Nelson, C. (2018). Technology-Enhanced Exploratory Installations to Support Constructivist Professional Development: The Technology Test Kitchen. In V. Bryan, A. Musgrove, & J. Powers (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age (pp. 1-32). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.

Sacco Co-authors Several Articles

Associate Dean for Research & Associate Professor Paul Sacco is a co-author of two research articles. The first, "Identifying patterns of tobacco use among US middle and high school students: A latent class analysis," is in press with the journal Addictive Behaviors. The second article, "Racial and ethnic differences in patterns of adolescent tobacco users: A latent class analysis," will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Children and Youth Services Review.

Ahn Co-authors "Cost-effectiveness of health systems strengthening interventions in improving m

Associate Professor Haksoon Ahn is a co-author of the recently published paper "Cost-effectiveness of health systems strengthening interventions in improving maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review." The article was published in Health Policy and Planning. ABSTRACT Health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions are increasingly being implemented to improve maternal and child health (MCH) services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study reviews global literature on cost-effectiveness of HSS interventions in improving MCH. A systematic review was conducted. Keywords, based on World Health Organization framework on health systems an

Associate Professor Corey Shdaimah participates in invitation-only Discussion on “Diversion” Program

Associate Professor Corey Shdaimah participated in an invitation-only Day of Discussion on “Diversion” Programs: Centering Sex Workers’ Health and Rights at Yale University on December 15, 2017. The Day, sponsored by Yale University Schools of Law and Global Health, and convened by Yale’s Global Health Justice Partnership and Sex Worker and Allies Network of New Haven (SWAN) brought together community organizers, academics, researchers, and funders to discuss latest research on prostitution diversion programs and how best to enhance inclusion of sex worker voices in program planning, policy, and research. The second half of the day brought together New Haven city officials, funders, and non-

UMB ICTR Offers Free Services and Vouchers

UMB ICTR, the First, University-wide, Interdisciplinary Hub for Clinical Translational Research‌ UMB ICTR Offers Free Biostatistical, Informatics, and Community Research Engagement Services UMB ICTR provides free biostatistical, informatics, and community research engagement services. Visit the website or email for more information. UMB ICTR Offers Voucher Support up to $10,000 to Offset UMB Core Costs Deadline Feb.1 ICTR voucher applications are due every two months. The next deadline is Feb.1. Visit the website or email for more information.

Professor Greif Quoted in story "Do you need sibling therapy?"

The sibling bond is the longest relationship most people will ever have. When things go wrong, it can cast a long shadow. That's where sibling therapy can come in. The Today Show and Morning Joe on NBC and did a stories on sibling relationships and included relationship insights from Professor Geoff Greif in NBC's online story. “Some people believe the intimacy of a sibling relationship is a blueprint for your future intimate relationships, too,” Greif said. “How you learn to share the bathroom, possibly a bedroom, and the kitchen table with somebody and how you get along with people is learned pretty early under an involuntary situation.” You have millions of interactions with you

Interested in Oncology Social Work? Apply to be an Oncology Social Work Fellow!

We are pleased to announce that the University of Maryland School of Social Work will be able to support up to two social work students (MSW and PhD) with an interest in oncology social work to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Oncology Social Work. This year, the meeting is in Atlanta, Georgia, May 30-June 1, 2018. The program for the 2017 conference is available on the conference page of the Association of Oncology Social Work The fellowship covers expenses to attend the AOSW conference, including airfare, hotel, meals and conference registration. It also covers a one-year membership in AOSW. Apply now! Deadline for applications is Monday, Feb 12. The link to th

Moderating Effects of Resilience on Depression, Psychological Distress, and Suicidal Ideation Associ

PhD students Lisa Fedin, Boyoung Nam, MSW students Roma Shah and Tara Von Mach, PhD alum Dr. Hyun-Jin Jun and faculty member Charlotte Bright, PhD, have a new paper published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The research, "Moderating Effects of Resilience on Depression, Psychological Distress, and Suicidal Ideation Associated With Interpersonal Violence," assesses whether the relationship between interpersonal violence (i.e., IPV and nonpartner sexual violence) and mental health symptomology (i.e., depression, psychological distress, and suicidal ideation) is moderated by resilience using a general population sample of women. CITATION: Fedina, L., Nam, B., Jun, H.-J., Shah, R., Von

Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly

Online collection boasts more than 1,500 articles, 3,000 visitors A free, publicly accessible site where Employee Assistance (EA) professionals can post original works, historical documents and other related papers or multi-media, has grown to more than 1,500 articles since the archive was created four years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The EA Digital Archive was created in 2013 by University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) Associate Professor Jodi Frey Ph.D., LCSW-C, CEAP, and Patricia Herlihy Ph.D., RN, founder of Rocky Mountain Research. UM SSW is the only social work program with a dedicated Employee Assistance (EA) curriculum, chaired by Frey, as part of its

Jeff Singer Lists Holiday Wishes for Baltimore in Baltimore Brew

The SSW's Jeff Singer listed two holiday wishes for the city of Baltimore in Baltimore Brew. Holiday Wish Part 1: That Baltimore's leaders tell the truth about the homeless crisis Holiday Wish Part 2: That Baltimore's leaders actually lead

Are you committed to helping decrease health disparities

Apply for CSWE’s 2018–2019 Doctoral Minority Fellowship Program. Applications are due by February 28, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. LEARN MORE The MFP fellowship is targeted to, but not limited to, racial/ethnic minority individuals; features specialized training to help fellows take on leadership roles providing mental health and substance abuse services to racial/ethnic minority individuals and communities; includes a monetary stipend (approx. $2,000/month); offers access to professional development support; and may renew for 2 additional years. Applicants must be full-time doctoral students for the 2018–2019 academic year, hold a master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program, and

2018 NOFSW Conference Call for Abstracts/Save the Dates - The Changing Face of Forensic Social Work

The 2018 NOFSW Conference “The Changing Face of Forensic Social Work” will be held June 19-22, 2018 at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel in New Orleans, LA. The call for abstracts is now open. Additional conference information will be available soon. In today’s ever-changing socio-political climate, the field of forensic social work is more relevant than ever. On the front lines, in our institutions of higher education and from within legal systems, forensic social workers - along with our multidisciplinary allies and partners - are leading change on a national...and global...scale. We invite YOU to be part of the changing face of forensic social work by coming to the 2018 NOF

Spring IPE Opportunity

Interprofessional Education (IPE) opportunity for interested students at the Holy Cross clinics in Gaithersburg and Germantown. This is a chance to work as a team with advanced nursing and pharmacy students in an outpatient clinic, evaluating and supporting patients who are diagnosed with diabetes. There will be two rotations this Spring - one from 1/30 to 3/6 and the other from 3/13 to 4/24. Clinics will be on Tuesdays from 1-5. During each rotation, students will attend three clinics on alternate weeks. Orientation will be on Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 12:30 on the first day of each of the rotations. I will provide a complete schedule to those who are interested in participating. If yo

Faculty Funding Opportunity: Community-based Research in Collaboration with Community Partners in Ba

This is a funding opportunity for faculty interested in conducting community based research in collaboration with community partners in Baltimore City. This funding will provide research funds for UMB faculty to work in partnership with community based organizations to implement community programs or conduct community based participatory research, addressing population health needs, health disparities or social justice issues in Baltimore. Each project is eligible for an award up to $15,000 for a one-year initiative. Two proposals will be awarded in 2018 by the Center for Global Education Initiatives’ Local Community Based Learning Program. Grants are due January 12, 2018. Please see here fo

I Am Not Your Negro - Film Screening/Discussion Monday, December 18, 2-4pm, 2e14

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s words - including his unfinished notes - to explore and brin

Diversity and Anti-Oppression Committee Meeting - Monday, 12/18, at noon

The Diversity and Anti-Oppression (DAO) Committee will meet on Monday, December 18, from noon-1:30pm. We will meet in room 2e03. All are welcome to join the meeting - and support the DAO's efforts. For more information, contact DAO co-chairs Tanya Sharpe ( and Adam Schneider ( for additional information on the committee and its work.

Panel Discussion on Harm Reduction and Diverting Drug Users to Treatment with LEAD- January 29 - Noo

Please join us for a free workshop on 1/29/18 from 12-2 in the School of Social Work Auditorium sponsored by the School of Social Work, the SSW’s Center for Addiction Research, Education, and Services (CARES), and the School of Medicine. The criminalization of drug use and addiction in Baltimore and across the United States has contributed to the highest rates of incarceration in the world. Much is known about the devastating effect this approach has had, especially on under-resourced families and communities, and these lasting effects fuel a growing recognition of the urgency to address addiction and attendant crime through a public health lens. This workshop introduces the basic tenets o

Tuten Co-authors "Prenatal buprenorphine exposure and neonatal neurobehavioral functioning&quot

Assistant Professor Michelle Tuten is co-author of "Prenatal buprenorphine exposure and neonatal neurobehavioral functioning" which has been published in Early Human Development. CITATION: Velez, M. L., McConnell, K., Spencer, N., Montoya, L., Tuten, M., & Jansson, L. M. (2018). Prenatal buprenorphine exposure and neonatal neurobehavioral functioning. Early Human Development, 117, 7-14. doi:

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