Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: US Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage
On June 26, 2015, the US Constitution grants same-sex couples the right to marry. This is a moment to celebrate diversity and show our pride for marriage equality in the US. The School of Social Work is a proud supporter of LGBT Pride, and the faculty and staff are taking part in upcoming events and decorating our offices to show support.
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.
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.