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Out of the Shadows: Female Drug Users and HIV/AIDS

In honor of World AIDS Day (December 1), we present the highlights of a conference held at our School about a population that has been almost invisible in the fight against HIV/AIDS: female drug users.

Learning to Thrive: How These Three Female Social Work Academics Reached the Top

Drs. Shear, Waldfogel and El-Bassel made the top five in a recent list showing citation impact of women academics in schools of social work. CSSW decided to ask them: What hurdles did they have to cross to achieve success? And what advice can they offer to up-and-coming female scholars in social work and related fields?

Social Intervention Group Receives $4.8 million NIH Grant to Take Next Steps in Fight against HIV in Kazakhstan

The study, to be led by Drs. Nabila El-Bassel and Louisa Gilbert, will focus on 1) integrating HIV care with harm reduction treatments and 2) testing real-world effectiveness—two important next steps in scaling up the HIV prevention model for use in settings across Central Asia.

Steven Schinke Receives Online Teaching Award

Steven Schinke, D’Elbert and Selma Keenan Professor of Social Work and director of our School’s online campus, has received the 2015 Excellence in Online Teaching Award from the Online Learning Consortium for his efforts to develop and teach online courses in statistics and social work research.

Professor Cabassa’s Culturally Sensitive "Fotonovela" to Be Tested in Innovative NIH Study

Professor Leo Cabassa is collaborating with two Texas-based colleagues on a new NIH-funded study testing the effectiveness of his depression "fotonovela" in encouraging Hispanic patients to seek mental health treatment.

Using Hybrid Learning to Redesign My Course in Program Evaluation

Full-time CSSW lecturer and alumna Amy Werman has received a CCNMTL grant to repurpose her course in program evaluation using the latest tech tools. In this article, she explains the new model she will be piloting in the fall.

Congratulations to Three CSSW Faculty on Their Promotions

Neeraj Kaushal, Fred Ssewamala and Julien Teitler have been promoted by the Trustees of Columbia University to full professorships.

Professor Jane Waldfogel Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy

Jane Waldfogel, the Compton Foundation Centennial Professor of Social Work for the Prevention of Children's and Youth Problems, has been elected as a Corresponding Fellow to the British Academy.

Dean Takamura to Participate in Once-a-Decade White House Conference on Aging

Dean Jeanette Takamura is an invited participant at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, which President Barack Obama is scheduled to open this Monday, July 13th. Tune in on LIvestream and join the conversation using #WHCOA.

SWM016: A Free-wheeling Discussion of Race-related Topics, with Carl Hart and Courtney Cogburn

To be a professor of color at Columbia University and to be studying race-related topics is to be thoughtful almost all the time—as you will discover when listening to this conversation between drug expert Carl Hart and social work professor Courtney Cogburn, now a "Social Work Matters" podcast.

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