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Student Awarded

Dorothea Ivey

Doctoral Student Receives Competitive Award for Gerontology Social Work Studies

The School of Social Work congratulates Dorothea Ivey on her Pre-Dissertation Award from the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work. She is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work and was granted the Pre-Dissertation Award to provide support for her dissertation studies and help prepare for a career in gerontology social work research and education. Dorothea Ivey and the other eleven award recipients will receive 10+ hours of programming delivered by nationally recognized faculty who are experts in gerontology social work.

Faculty Awarded

Katherine Sanchez

Social Work Assistant Professor Awarded Competitive Scholar Course for Innovative Health Disparity Research

Dr. Katherine Sanchez, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, was honored for her cutting-edge work in health disparity research, practice and policy interventions as a 2015 scholar for the NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course. The program, Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research, will be held in Bethesda, Maryland from August 3-14, 2015.

The program will focus on methods, concepts, applications and key issues of health disparity research. In addition, the course will provide Dr. Sanchez and other scholars the opportunity to provide knowledge and research tools essential for conducting and developing translational and trans disciplinary research for the purpose of eliminating health inequalities. As a participant of the health disparities program, Dr. Sanchez will be responsible for sharing the learning benefits with colleagues in the form of presentations, trainings and consultations.

Student Awarded

Alletia Smith

Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Research in Mental Health Practice and Service in African American Communities

Alletia Smith, a MSW student in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, is one of four recipients of the 2015-16 NASW Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship. The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to master degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or has practice experience in mental and general health, as well as committed to working in African American communities. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend conferences, leadership development activities and maintain NASW student membership status during the award period.

The scholarship is a memorial to Verne LaMarr Lyons, former NASW national staff member and social worker who died in 1989. Congratulations Alletia Smith on your award and efforts in making a positive difference in the lives of others.