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Sep 20 / Julie Alter-Kay

School of Social Work Events and Opportunities

ANNOUNCEMENTS
MSW Student, Laine Putans, will be representing the School of Social Work on Wayne State’s Student Senate. As the voice of the School of Social Work, she needs your help in developing goals for the academic year! Please contact her with any of your ideas about improving the school or university.  Laine can be reached by email at ft2810@wayne.edu.  

THIS WEEK
Thurs., Sept. 22 – Student Mentor Applied Research Team (SMART) Student Research Learning Community Kick-off Meeting.  Held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in room 1115 Old Main.  Learn about exciting opportunities to work with faculty on research projects & learn about different aspects of the research process.  Refreshments provided. 

SAVE THE DATE
Weds., Sept. 28 – Research Tutoring from 2 to 5 p.m. in room 179 of the School of Social Work.   To schedule a session, email Caitlin Brown at caitlinmb@wayne.edu.  

Thurs., Sept. 29 – Employment Expo at WSU.  See http://careerservices.wayne.edu/employmentexpo.php

Sat. Oct. 1 – Michigan Bullying Prevention Conference at Beaumont. 
Sat., Oct. 8 – Second Annual Gala from 6 to 10 pm in the Student Center Ballroom. 
RSVP and Ticket Purchase: By Friday, September 30, 2016 via the WSU School of Social Work online store at
https://commerce.wayne.edu/socialwork/events.htm
Thurs., Oct. 13 – Wayne State Insiders visit Social Work for Perspectives on Shifting Health Disparity towards Health Equity                                                                                      
Event held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the School of Social Work.   Come learn about the school’s commitment to bringing health disparity closer to
health equity through its acclaimed research programs, curricula, student field experiences and initiatives in critical areas such as aging, substance use, behavioral health and interpersonal violence. 
Thurs., Oct. 27 – FREE flu shot available to all WSU students
Noon to 4 p.m. in Room 0116 Old Main.  Sign-up today at http://health.wayne.edu/social-work.php
OPPORTUNITIES 
The Susan G. Komen® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer is looking for volunteers to help with an event on Saturday, September 24th at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 4100 John R. St., Detroit, MI 48201 from 7:30 am to 4 pm. There will be two shifts:  7:30 am – 1:00 pm and 12:30 pm – 6 pm.       University Pediatricians Autism Center has training opportunities this fall.  For information, contact Katie Gersky at kgersky@dmc.org.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a pervasive diagnosis for children of all ages and ethnicities. Information regarding early diagnosis and referrals continues to be problematic for mental health professionals.  This training will enable healthcare professionals to better understand the symptomatology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, identify behaviors as early as possible, and to make a referral with conviction.The UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) has issued a Call for Breakout Sessions, Oral Research Sessions and Poster Presentations for the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health on April 24-25, 2017.  Currently accepting submissions from researchers, professionals and/or students to present an oral research session, lead an interactive breakout session, or present a poster.  See http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-conference-on-adolescent-health/event-summary-bf3f6c77e6b34760bdcec79cdeff9aae.aspx

Harvesting Hope: Safe Children Through Community Action!
September 30, 2016, 8:00 am – noon – This free conference features a keynote address by Dr. Dena Nazer, (Kid’s Talk and Wayne State University), followed by interactive Roundtable conversations with local project leaders who are working toward a better future for our children. Register to attend at http://www.greatstartwayne.org/event/details/2016/9/30/harvesting-hope-safe-children-through-community-action

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