Advancing Social Work and Public Health in the Global South: An Expert Perspective
Social development projects in Africa require long-term engagement with communities on the ground, says Dr. Fred Ssewamala. On April 5,…
Five PhD Students Enter the Academic Job Market
Introducing our upcoming PhD graduates, their areas of specialization, and their dissertation topics Since its inception in 1950, the doctoral…
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…
A Day in the Life of a Rural Ugandan Youth
In this short video, Associate Professor Fred Ssewamala recounts a typical day in the life of a rural Ugandan youth—a story that helps provide context for the interventions he designs for helping young people in this East African country stay in school.
School Retention and Health in Uganda: A CSSW-MSPH Collaboration
This video was created for the World Health Organization, and is being screened this week at its General Assembly. It highlights the collaboration between CSSW’s Dr. Fred Ssewamala and MSPH’s Dr. John Santelli in developing interventions to prevent Ugandan youth who are risk of HIV infection, from dropping out of school.
The Future Is Here
After nearly ten years of running programs in southern Uganda to give AIDS orphans an opportunity to open up their own savings accounts, Professor Fred Ssewamala has reached an important milestone.
Nine Ph.D. Students Enter the Academic Job Market
Announcing the release of a booklet listing the achievements of nine CUSSW doctoral students, program chair Julien Teitler mentioned their “broad range of important topics, including child obesity, foster care, adult and adolescent mental health, gender-based violence, and resilience among at-risk women in developing countries.”
Happy Holidays 2012, and Best Wishes for 2013!
To all Columbia School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and supporters: A world of best wishes for the holiday season and the new year, from Dean Jeanette Takamura.
Dr. Fred Ssewamala Garners NICHD Award for Study of HIV-positive Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa
Associate Professor Fred Ssewamala has been awarded a five-year, $3.8m grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to examine the impact and cost of an innovative economic empowerment intervention for HIV-positive adolescents on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
FACULTY-IN-THE-NEWS ROUNDUP, Fall 2012
JANE WALDFOGEL, FRED SSEWAMALA, and NEERAJ KAUSHAL have all been quoted or featured in the mainstream media recently.