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Heidi Allen on American Healthcare and the People Left Behind

The School of Social Work professor has seen some of the worst inequalities in American healthcare up close and is…

June 3, 2019 @ 8:16 pm

Desmond Patton’s Work Featured on A&E’s “Secret Life of a Gang Girl: The Untold Story”

The episode examines the life and death of gang member Gakirah Barnes, who had been a subject of Patton’s research….

May 20, 2019 @ 10:29 pm

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Professors Marion Riedel and Barbara Simon Retire

Two full-time faculty members are (at least formally) retiring from teaching at the end of this year. Associate Professor of…

May 16, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

Project ASPIRE, an Initiative on Forced Migration in Jordan and Turkey, Reveals Initial Findings

Researchers reported on health care concerns among Syrian refugee women in Jordan, as well as on the secondary trauma experienced…

May 16, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

Susan Witte to Further Anti-Oppression Teaching Initiatives as Provost’s Teaching Scholar

Professor Susan Witte is one of nine Columbia University faculty members selected to introduce innovations into the culture of teaching…

May 3, 2019 @ 9:08 pm

Columbia University’s School of Social Work Is Awarded $86 Million Grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to Reduce Opioid Deaths in New York State

Columbia’s School of Social Work, along with partner universities, will work in 15 counties across New York State to address…

April 18, 2019 @ 5:31 pm

The Role of Sleep in Health Disparities

A good night’s sleep is a luxury for all of us, but according to Dr. Carmela Alcántara’s research, it is…

April 16, 2019 @ 6:35 pm

Launch of Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice Featured in “The Nation”

The new initiative by Columbia’s Justice Lab is intended to help municipalities close youth prisons. On Wednesday, April 10, the…

April 9, 2019 @ 11:09 pm

Nabila El-Bassel Named University Professor, Columbia’s Highest Academic Honor

Dr. El-Bassel becomes first faculty member from the School of Social Work to receive the distinction. On April 8, President…

April 8, 2019 @ 6:41 pm

Interim Dean Garfinkel Contributes to Study on Slashing Child Poverty

In a new National Academies report, Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel and colleagues identify the most effective policy means for reducing…

April 4, 2019 @ 9:06 pm

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