January 12, 2021
Pitt School of Social Work Weekly E-blast
Huguley article wins SSWR award
Interim Director for the Center on Race and Social Problems James Huguley has been selected for the 2021 SSWR Excellence in Research Award for his meta-analytic review on racial socialization that was published as a lead article
(attached) in Psychological Bulletin (impact factor: 16.405). Read the article here.

You can attend the SSWR Awards Presentation on Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, EST, at the 2021 SSWR Conference.
Daily living skills influence autistic adults’ education, employment options
Browne Chair and Associate Dean for Research Shaun Eack weighs in on the importance of support programs in adulthood for autistic adults in the new issue of Spectrum.
Huguley featured in new Harvard Med article
“This year has been exceptionally challenging for Black youth,” says James Huguley, interim director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems. “Because of the racial disparities in our broken system, they’re more likely to know someone affected by COVID-19. The social isolation makes everything worse, and most kids who receive mental health support get it at school, where most of them have not been since February. And at the same time all these racial atrocities in policing are happening.” Read more.
RFP for Pitt School of Social Work Community Project Proposals Due
Students in the COSA (Community, Organization and Social Action) Specialization in the MSW Program develop and implement projects as part of their central grades in two of our core courses. Now open is the RFP for the Spring 2021 Community Organizing and Planning and Community Planning and Development Classes. Similar to last semester, we are requesting that all projects be conducted virtually. 
DUE DATE: Monday, January 19, 2021. Link to RFP is available here.

Job posting: CiTECH faculty position
The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work invites applicants for an open-rank tenure track position in Implementation Science to help lead and expand our rapidly growing program of implementation science research in behavioral health. Read more about this job opening.
Obituary: Shulamit Bastacky, who was hidden from the Nazis as a baby, encouraged hope and kindness in others
MSW alumna Shulamit Bastacky spent her life sharing her incredible story and sharing her kindness with others. Read about her extraordinary life in The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Tribune Review.
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