March 27, 2023

Dean Edwina Uehara selected for 2023 lifetime achievement award

Edwina (Eddie) Uehara, dean of the University of Washington School of Social Work, has been selected to receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Social Workers Washington chapter, recognizing her lifetime of contributions to the social work profession in Washington state and across the country.

March 21, 2023

Karina Walters appointed director of NIH Tribal Health Research Office

Karina Walters, professor and co-director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, has been appointed director of the Tribal Health Research Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

March 16, 2023

Michael S. Spencer selected dean of the School of Social Work

Michael S. Spencer has been appointed Ballmer Endowed Dean of the University of Washington School of Social Work. His appointment, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents, begins July 1, 2023.

March 10, 2023

School of Social Work leaders salute faculty members during Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. In its continued commitment to support Black experience, progress and feminism, this month the leadership team of the School of Social Work recognizes the outstanding contributions of School faculty members who are Black women.

March 9, 2023

School of Social Work study confirms human services workers are underpaid

A new study from the University of Washington School of Social Work estimates that human services workers in Washington state make at least 30% less than workers in other industries. For human services workers employed by nonprofit organizations, the gap is 37%.