Harold Pollack Elected to Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

Harold Pollack has been elected to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare for his distinguished work in health policy and health economics. He joins other University of Chicago faculty elected to the Academy:  Mark Courtney (SSA), Curtis McMillan (SSA), Jeanne Marsh (SSA). The Academy promotes the examination of social policy and the application of research to test alternative policies, programs and practices for their impact on society.  Pollack will be inducted during ceremonies at the Society for Social Work Research on January 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.

2016-2017 CHAS Seed Awards selected

After careful review and consideration, the CHAS Executive Committee selected the following proposals to fund for 2 years as pilot investigation projects:

Gina Fedock, Ph. D.
School of Social Service Administration
“Suicidal Behaviors in Prisons: Exploring Racial and Gender Disparities, Prison Responses, and Outcomes”

Angela Garcia, Ph.D.
School of Social Service Administration
“Waiting for Reform: Uncertainty and Undocumented Mexicans’ Mental Health”

Fabrice Smieliauskas, Ph.D.
Department of Public Health Sciences
“Racial Disparities in Predictive Biomarkers, Access to Precision Medicine, and Cancer Outcomes”

Congratulations to our awardees!  For more information on the CHAS Seed Awards or to see previously named awardees, please visit the CHAS Seed Grants webpage.

2016 CHAS Predoctoral Stipend Awards

In October, the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) announced an opportunity for the CHAS predoctoral stipend award for SSA doctoral students assisting a CHAS faculty member on a health policy or services research project. The CHAS Executive Committee has selected the following student proposals to fund in 2016:

Cliff Bersamira
“Substance Abuse Among Asian Pacific Islander Americans”

Bikki Smith
“The Impact and Implications of ACA Implementation on Individual State Medicaid Programs”

Yu-An Lin
“Assessing the Active Ingredients of Service Integration for Substance Involved Child Welfare Clients Based on Data from the Title IV-­E AODA Waiver: Parent Survey”

Tonie Sadler
“Identifying Factors that May Lead to Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization Among Adults with I/DD While Examining Prevalence of Caregiver Relinquishment of Care”

Keunhye Park
“Estimates of Current Heroin Epidemic Issues Associated with Regional Geography and Time Trends Throughout the Country”

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