Mary McKay, the Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School, has been appointed vice provost of interdisciplinary initiatives in the Office of the Provost.
American households making less than $50,000 are more likely than higher-earning families to spend the expanded child tax credit on essential expenses and tutors for their children, found a survey from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $4.3 million to renew the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research.
Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School, has received a grant to study the impact of a multilevel intervention to reduce HIV stigma and improve treatment outcomes among adolescents in Uganda.
Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor at the Brown School, has received the 2021 James Billups International Social Development Leadership Award from the International Consortium for Social Development.
Leila Sadat, at the School of Law, and Kim Thuy Seelinger, at the Brown School, have been appointed special advisers to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
The China Journal of Social Work has honored an international team of scholars with the 2020 Best Article award for their study on the rebirth of social work in mainland China. The team includes scholars from Washington University’s Center for Social Development, Saint Louis University, Peking University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The Brown School is partnering with the city of St. Louis in an innovative new program aimed at hiring social workers and public health professionals to intervene in nonviolent situations such as mental-health crises as an alternative to the criminal justice system.
Sheretta Butler-Barnes, associate professor at the Brown School, has received a nearly $700,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Black Parents’ Racial Socialization Competencies and Youth Outcomes in Response to Racial Violence.”
As tensions continue to run high in the Middle East, a new study from the Brown School finds that adolescents from the conflict-affected region who are residing in the United States have lower levels of resilience and a heightened risk of suicide ideation compared to their American-born peers.
View More Stories