Community outreach is to key to finding COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteers
Faculty members Aliya Durham and Mary Ohmer have been involved with University and community efforts to increase African American participation rates in the COVID-19 vaccine trials. Community partners like Rev. Paul Abernathy are leading the on-the-ground outreach efforts across the region. Read more in the New York Times.
New research at CMU using Pitt Social Work report
CMU student Alex Jackson's work on why systems are failing Black residents is using the 2019 Gender Equity Report, co-authored by Associate Professor Sara Goodkind, to tackle problems in Pittsburgh disproportionally affecting Black people and other people of color. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Alumna to join California Social Work Hall of Distinction
Doctoral alumna Tetsu Sugi will be inducted in this year's California Social Work Hall of Distinction (virtual) Ceremony Sunday, October 18th at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT. The University of Pittsburg School of Social Work program was one of the few programs to accept Japanese American students during World War II. Read more about her fascinating life of service.
Center on Race and Social Problems Interim Director Dr. James Huguley appeared on a webcast with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education called Education Now to discuss "Helping Children Cope with Racial Trauma." Watch here.
MSW alumna talks about her experiences as a Black woman and veteran
MSW alumna Annette Nance, a Marine Corps veteran, spoke to Platform Magazine about the challenges of transitioning from the service to civilian sector as a Black woman and veteran. Read more.