• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on $12.5 Million Gift Creates Innovative Center for Social Work, Health

  1. Congrats on the new center! I just went to the 13th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference sponsored by the MA DPH-many social workers were in attendance and gave presentations. I learned that the World Health Organization will be issuing a new report this september to create national suicide prevention strategies for all UN countries. I hope the University will consider a suicidology scholar to direct the new center. The study of suicide is an interdisciplinary subject and needs to be integrated in social work and general medicine. Congrats again on the new center!

  2. Wow, this is very exciting! As a Health Leads student volunteer at BMC, I have witnessed powerful effects of social determinants on health. Although Health Leads is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates to work with patients and learn about the social aspects of health, I believe health centers need to hire and collaborate with more full-time social workers and case managers as well. I look forward to seeing how this project unfolds!

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