SW faculty in Spain

Social work faculty presents research in Spain

A contingent of social work faculty from Western Michigan University traveled to Salamanca, Spain, to present their research at the 8th International Conference of the European Council for Social Research on Latin America. The topic of the conference forum was: "Charity vs. Development: What Should Be the Mission and Strategy of the Social Work Profession?"

Dr. Schuck

Dr. Lydia Schuck earns appointment, recognition

Dr. Lydia Schuck (Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 2015) has been appointed to the American Statistical Association's Committee on Disability and Statistics. Dr. Schuck's two-year term will begin in January 2017 and run through December 2019.

Professor Sandra Eswards

Professor emerita receives 2016 Outstanding Alumna award

Sandra Edwards, professor emerita in occupational therapy, has been honored as the 2016 Outstanding Alumna by the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Florida. The award is given annually to an outstanding alumni selected by the chair and faculty in the occupational therapy department in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

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School of Social Work earns accreditation reaffirmation

At its June meeting, the Council on Social Work Education reviewed the undergraduate and graduate-level social work programs in the School of Social Work at WMU. The accreditation for both programs was affirmed for 8 years, without conditions or progress reports, the maximum period available from the CSWE.

Grant funded project to improve care and training in nursing facilities

Dr. Janet Hahn, from the Center for Gerontology and the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs, is leading a project totaling nearly $325,000 that will provide behavioral consultation and services to aging people with cognitive impairment at skilled nursing facilities in Michigan.

Alumna receives Faculty Mentor of the Year Award at NIU

Dr. Patricia Tattersall, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program alumna, received the 2016 NIU Research Mentor Award at NIU's seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day. Tattersall received the annual award for embodying the qualities of an effective and influential mentorship.