Dr. Catherine Medina Elected Vice Chair

February 21, 2012 by  
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Dr. Catherine Medina Elected Vice Chair

Dr. Catherine Medina was recently elected Vice Chair of the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity (CHE). In this role she will provide leadership within the Commission to collaborate with community based agencies to design and evaluate health equity models that address key social and physical determinants associated with health disparities. Since 1981, Dr. Medina has […]

Karen Futoma MSW ’90 Named Director of Newington Department of Human Services

February 13, 2012 by  
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Karen Futoma MSW ’90 Named Director of Newington Department of Human Services

Karen Futoma has worked for Newington town human services for the past 27 years. She grew up in Newington, CT and volunteered at the VA Hospital when she was in high school. Her interest in social work began at a young age. Karen received her master’s degree in social work from the UConn School of […]

Pedro Segarra Easily Wins His First Full Term as the Mayor of Hartford

January 26, 2012 by  
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Pedro Segarra Easily Wins His First Full Term as the Mayor of Hartford

UConn School of Social Work alumnus Pedro E. Segarra MSW ’82, JD ’85 was sworn in as the City of Hartford’s 66th Mayor. An inaugural gala was held on January 21st, but with a twist. The sellout “ball for all” attracted more than 900 guests and proceeds from the ticket sales benefitted Segarra’s Hartford Humanties […]

Dr. Megan Berthold Awarded Faculty Large Grant

January 11, 2012 by  
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Dr. Megan Berthold Awarded Faculty Large Grant

Combating Cambodian Health Disparities: A Community Driven Approach will be the focus of Dr. Berthold’s pilot project using hand held technology and a community based participatory research approach to identifying key health concerns that affect the Cambodian refugee community. This nationwide project will involve Cambodian adult leaders of non-profit organizations in 5 – 10 sites […]

Professional Development Programs Announced

January 10, 2012 by  
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Professional Development Programs Announced

Ten one-day seminars are scheduled for January, February and March. Register Today and Earn CECs. Topics include: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) The Trauma Survivor as a Parent Ethical Decision Making Couples Therapy Working with Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders Psychotropic Medications Alternative Modalities for Treating the Mind, Body and Spirit Successful Strategies for Working […]

Dr. Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, MSW ’83, Authors Book

December 8, 2011 by  
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Dr. Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, MSW ’83, Authors Book

Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, JD, MSW, ACSW, professor and associate dean at Saint Joseph College School of Graduate and Professional Studies has written a new book titled The Life and Thought of Louis Lowy: Social Work Through the Holocaust (Syracuse University Press, October 2011). The book captures the experiences and social work philosophy of Holocaust survivor […]

Alumni Leader Making a Difference – Anne Foley, MSW ’87

December 5, 2011 by  
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Alumni Leader Making a Difference – Anne Foley, MSW ’87

Anne Foley is Under Secretary, Policy Development and Planning Division, Office of Policy and Management (OPM). As Under Secretary, She oversees state efforts to coordinate the implementation of interagency service delivery systems and improve the effectiveness of state services through research and policy development. She is chair of various statutory committees including the Child Poverty […]

SSW Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Participate in UConn Reads

December 1, 2011 by  
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SSW Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Participate in UConn Reads

The University of Connecticut’s UConn Reads program has been created to bring together the entire University community – from students, faculty, and staff to alumni and friends of UConn, as well as citizens of Connecticut – for a far-reaching and engaging dialogue centered on a book suggested by the community. You are invited to join […]

Senior Staff Position Available

November 29, 2011 by  
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Senior Staff Position Available

The UConn School of Social Work is accepting applications to fill the position of Director of Admission & Financial Aid. Click here to learn more about the position. After over a 30 year career as the Director of Admission, Tilitha Conyers, MSW ’82 has retired. A celebration in her honor will take place on Friday, […]

Ted Carroll MSW ’80 Receives a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal

November 18, 2011 by  
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Ted Carroll MSW ’80 Receives a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal

“Missionary”, “Visionary” and “Advocate” are words that many use to describe Ted Carroll, president of Leadership Greater Hartford. For over 25 years, Ted has worked to build leaders in the region who have moved on to become mayors, police chiefs, top corporate and nonprofit executives, health care leaders and more. Leadership Greater Hartford’s motto is […]