March 8, 2021
Pitt School of Social Work Weekly E-blast
New grant looks at music and community health
Assistant Professor Deborah Moon has received University of Pittsburgh Year of Engagement funding to support "The CHURCH (Congregations as Healers Uniting to Restore Community Health) Music Project." Read more.
Shook co-authors op-ed
Jeff Shook, an associate professor of social work and principal investigator of the Pitt Wage Study, co-wrote this Tribune-Review op-ed taking UPMC to task over how it pays its housekeeping, food service, transportation, medical techs, assistants and aides.
Research Manager completes credential recertification
Research Manager Laurie Mejia was recertified as a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC) in December 2020. The certification is the culmination of rigorous testing and education, including 80 contact hours of continuing education. Read more.
New article by Rauktis
Research Associate Professor Mary Elizabeth Rauktis and Elizabeth Moser, MSW wrote the article "Child and Animal Maltreatment: Intersections, Challenges and Opportunities When Intervening with Maltreating Families" for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Advisor, a peer reviewed quarterly news journal for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. 

Alum named foundation chairman
The Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation has elected MSW alumnus Charles Greene as its new chairman. The foundation was created by the Eta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that service and support the minority community in Greater Akron. Read more.
Justice Scholars program recognized
On March 2, the 2021 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum recognized the people and groups recipients of the Partnerships of Distinction honor including the Justice Scholars Institute a program that provides courses for college credit, workshops that help students understand the expectations of the college environment, and real-world learning experiences that engage the youth in their community.

The program is part of the Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools program led by Co-PIs Drs. John Wallace and James Huguley.
Upcoming Events
  • March 10, 2021: Gentrification In Pittsburgh: A Panel Discussion On The History, Effects, and What We Can Do About It w/ alumnus Carl Redwood. 6-7:30pm. Register here.

  • March 13, 2021: Career Workshop: Nailing the In-Person & Virtual Interview. 1-2pm. Register here.

  • March 15, 2021: Pitt Social Work Speaker Series: The Sustainable Development Goals: Moving us from international social work to global social work. 12-1pm. More information.

  • March 16, 2021: CRSP Speaker Series: Black Babies Matter: Physician-Patient Race Matches and Disparities in Birthing Mortality for Newborns. 12-1pm. Register here.

  • March 18, 2021: Continuing Education: Creative Approaches to Counseling: An Experiential Workshop. 9am-12pm. Register here.

  • March 23, 2021: Alumni Speaker Series: "The Importance of Staying Connected: How your professors will be your colleagues" 12-1pm. Register here.

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