Dan Flannery appointed to School Safety Working Group

December 20, 2019 – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently appointed Dan Flannery, the Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, to the new School Safety Working Group.

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Black Privilege: Modern Middle-Class Blacks with Credentials and Cash to Spend

December 17, 2019 – Cassi Pittman Claytor publishes book. “The subjects of this book present a rich portrait of the modern black middle-class, examining how cultural consumption is a critical tool for enjoying material comforts as well as challenging racism.”

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New $1.25 million U.S. Department of Education grant supports training of developmental psychologists and speech language pathologists

November 13, 2019 – A five-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to Case Western Reserve University will support students training to help children with developmental and educational needs.

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Lisa Huisman Koops publishes Parenting Musically

November 2019 – Lisa Huisman Koops, a faculty associate and Professor of Music Education recently published Parenting Musically, which offers a new theoretical framework for analyzing family musical interactions. This book portrays eight Cleveland-area families, focused on the families’ hopes and dreams for their children musically.

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$2 Million Grant for Monitoring Outcomes at the University’s Begun Center

October 3, 2019 – The Begun Center will oversee the effectiveness of this federally funded program with $2 million from the CDC as part of the new Overdose Data to Action program.

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Angela Ciccia from the Department of Psychological Sciences Received $2.2 million grant from CDC

September 27, 2019 – The CDC has awarded Angela Ciccia and her research team at CWRU with a 4-yr, $2.2 million dollar grant to study return to school outcomes for kids with Traumatic Brain Injury in Ohio, compared to kids in Pennsylvania.

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Faculty Associate Dinner 2019

September 26, 2019 – Almost 50 faculty members across the university gathered at the Linsalata Alumni Center Great Hall to learn more about the child and adolescent research and policy efforts being conducted at CWRU. Presentations were given by faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Francis Payne School of Nursing, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Research topics varied including child welfare, health (mental and physical), juvenile justice, math anxiety, neighborhoods, parenting musically, play, trauma, violence, and much more.

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Lynn Singer Awarded Distinguished University Professorship

August 28, 2019 – In recognition of her accomplishments, Singer formally named one of three new Distinguished University Professors at fall convocation at Severance Hall.

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Faculty Associate Lynn Singer Recognized as a Community Leader by Milestones Autism Resources

August 6, 2019 – Singer is a professor of population and quantitative health sciences, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the CWRU School of Medicine.  She was recently recognized as a community leader at Milestone’s annual benefit dinner.

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Mandel School professor, Claudia Coulton has been named a NASW Social Work Pioneer

August 5, 2019 – Claudia Coulton has been named a NASW Social Work Pioneer — a distinction reserved for a select group who have “explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers.”

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Faculty Associate, Adam T Perzynski, Publishes Health Disparities focused on developing a health disparities curriculum 

August 2, 2019 – Dr. Perzynski, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology challenges professionals to understand―and help correct―health disparities, both at the patient level and in their larger social contexts in his newly published book Health Disparities.

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Suzanne Rivera, named as a fellow in the inaugural class of La Academia de Liderazgo

August 2, 2019 – Congratulations to Faculty Associate and VP of Research and Technology Management, Suzanne Rivera, named as a fellow in the inaugural class of La Academia de Liderazgo of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty Associate Kristie Ross co-authors Cleveland.com opinion piece on the dangers of House Bill 6 to child health

May 5, 2019 – Dr. Kristie Ross, an associate professor of pediatrics, co-authored an opinion piece on the dangers of House Bill 6 to advocate for the children and babies who can not speak for themselves.

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Schubert Center and Office of Research and Technology Management Award Grants for Youth Focused Research

May 1, 2019 – The Schubert Center for Child Studies in collaboration with the CWRU Office of Research and Technology Management Vice President, Suzanne Rivera, is pleased to announce the awarding of pilot grants to four primary investigators at Case Western Reserve University: Angela Ciccia (Dept of Psychological Sciences), Arin Connell (Dept of Psychological Sciences), Lynn Lotas (Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing), and Erika Trapl (Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods).

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Faculty Associate Brian Gran (Sociology) Received the Diekhoff award for his work with students

May 15, 2019 – Brian Gran has been chosen for a John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Student Teaching. He will receive the award during commencement on May 19.

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SCCS Faculty Associates Claudia Coulton, Dan Flannery and Gerald Mahoney named in top 100 social workers by Taylor & Francis

March 25, 2019 – Four social-work faculty members from Case Western Reserve University were named among the top 100 social workers in the nation by Taylor & Francis, an international academic publishing company.

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