Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Academic Excellence
The School of Social Work proudly congratulates Hector Ventura for being awarded the Ima Hogg Scholarship. He was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support his graduate studies in social work. Ima Hogg Scholarship awards are granted to second year graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and a strong commitment to providing mental health services after graduation. Hector Ventura is among eleven award recipients of the Ima Hogg Scholarship.
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.
Doctoral Student Wins Competitive Award for Research and Service in Social Work
The School of Social Work is pleased to announce the winner of the Doctoral Student Leadership Award for 2015-16. The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) presented doctoral student Brandi Felderhoff with the award for demonstrating strong leadership in social work education and aging. Brandi Ffelderhoff is an emerging scholar and has demonstrated outstanding service, education and research in social work and aging through activities on campus, in social work agencies and communities and/or on the state or national levels.