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Dean Gail Steketee Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

On November 6, 2014, the Mental Health Association for San Francisco awarded Dean and Professor Gail Steketee the Lifetime Achievement Award at its 16th annual International Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering.

Daniel P. Miller Awarded the 2015 Society for Social Work and Research Excellence in Research Award

On October 27, 2014, the Society for Social Work and Research announced the recipient of its Excellence in Research Award: BUSSW Assistant Professor Daniel P. Miller, PhD. In 2013, Miller's article "Exposure to Childhood Neglect and Physical Abuse and Developmental Trajectories of Heavy Episodic Drinking From Early Adolescence into Young Adulthood,"... More

BUSSW Ranked 8th in Top 25 Online MSW Programs in the US

On October 30, 2014, Best MSW Programs released its 2014 "Top 25 Online MSW Programs" rankings, declaring the Boston University School of Social Work 8th in the nation. "Currently, there are less than 30 schools that offer 100% online coursework, are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and award an MSW... More

BUSSW Professor Present at Several Fall Conferences

Boston University School of Social Work professors traveled the world this fall presenting and sharing their expertise with audiences at various conferences, including the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, and more. Below is... More

Lisa Zerden (PhD’09) Receives $1.4 Million Federal Grant for Integrative Healthcare Project

When we learned that Lisa Zerden (PhD’09) recently received $1.4 million in federal funding for her innovative integrative healthcare project, we were anxious to learn more about her vision for the future of primary care as well as her work as a professor at the University of North Carolina at... More

Fall Faculty Updates: Renee Spencer, Associate Professor and Chair of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Professor Renee Spencer will deliver a keynote talk titled, "Realizing the Promise of Youth Mentoring," at Mentors in Schools: Research in Action, sponsored by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland on November 27. In September, Professor Spencer held a project launch meeting in Seattle, WA, for a new 4-year project, "Developing... More

Fall Faculty Updates: Ruth Paris, Associate Professor

Professor Paris, site PI, was recently funded by the NIH/NCCAM to study the impact of chronic low back pain on military veterans and their families. The parent study, based at Boston Medical Center (PI, Robert Saper) and the VA in Bedford, MA, is a randomized control trial of yoga for... More

Fall Faculty Updates: Julie Springwater, Adjunct Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Human Services Management Certificate

Professor Julie Springwater is currently serving as the interim Chair of Macro Practice at the School of Social Work, as well as the Chair of the Governance Committee of the Board of the Child Welfare League of America. Professor Springwater recently celebrated her 20th anniversary as the Executive Director of... More

Fall Faculty Updates: Lena Lundgren, Associate Dean for Research, Professor, and CARS Director

Associate Dean and Professor Lena Lundgren hosted the 2014 Addiction Health Services Research Conference (AHSR), a national conference bringing together experts in the field of addiction research, in Boston. Professor Lundgren introduced alumnus Douglas Brooks (SSW'99), one of the plenary speakers at the 3-day event. For more information about this... More

Fall Faculty Updates: Michelle Novelle, Lecturer

Professor Michelle Novelle is presenting her dissertation on social orphans in Colombian state care at the first ever "Latin American Biennial of Youth and Childhoods" in Colombia from November 17-21.