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SSWR 2020 Conference Presentations

January 14, 2020

Click the link below to download a comprehensive list of presentations by Illinois Social Work faculty and PhD students. SSWR Presentations Join us for a reception to network with fellow alums and current faculty on 1/17/20. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Treasury Room, Floor M4 (8:15-9:45 pm) ... Read more

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Illinois DCFS Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Review

November 26, 2019

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has released the University of Illinois School of Social Work’s Children and Family Research Center findings after their five-month review of the agency’s Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. The DCFS announced that it will adopt all recommendations from the Center’s report, and has already started efforts to ... Read more

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Billiot Named One of Twenty Scientists Awarded 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowships by National Academies’ Gulf Research Program

September 6, 2019

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced the recipients of its 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowships. Now in its fifth year, the fellowship program supports the development of emerging scientific leaders who are prepared to work at the intersections of environmental health, community health and resilience, and offshore energy ... Read more

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Optimistic People Sleep Better, Longer, Study Finds

August 7, 2019

People who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers, a study of young and middle-aged adults found. More than 3,500 people ages 32-51 were included in the study sample. The participants included people in Birmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; Chicago; and Minneapolis. The research was led by Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work ... Read more

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Dr. Liliane Windsor Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow

August 7, 2019

Liliane Windsor, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, has been named a Health Policy Fellow by the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows are chosen annually in a national competition for highly accomplished health, behavioral and social science professionals who ... Read more

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Study: Black Students Receive Fewer Warnings From Teachers About Misbehavior

August 7, 2019

A new study of racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline found that black middle school students were significantly less likely than their white peers to receive verbal or written warnings from their teachers about behavioral infractions. “While at first glance, disparities in teacher warnings seem less concerning than being expelled or sent to the ... Read more

National Perinatal Depression Research Engagement Symposium Video

May 14, 2019

On May 3-4, 2019, the inaugural National Perinatal Depression Research Engagement Symposium took place at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Speakers discussed topics such as maternal stress, mindfulness interventions, health policy related to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and infant mental health. Speakers from the U. of I. included Karen Tabb Dina, who ... Read more