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The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s Research Office is excited to announce the 2022-23 cohort of MSW Research Scholars.

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Center for Research to Transform Systems for Family, Community and Social Justice

The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has launched a new center housed within the school’s research office. The Center for Research to Transform Systems for Family, Community & Social Justice (CRTS) brings together a group of KU social work researchers to work collaboratively on research projects to transform the child welfare system.


In the Media

The Cofrin Logan Center is advancing addiction science

Dr. Briana McGeough's study on substance use peer support program is highlighted as a part of the Cofrin Logan Center's research advancing addiction science.

KU researchers to lead a program to improve safe sleep practices for babies and families

Pegah Naemi Jimenez, associate researcher in social welfare at KU and principal investigator of the Missouri Childrens’ Trust Safe Sleep Grant Program Evaluation.

Lawrence teens create ‘no judgment’ period supply closet for all who menstruate

KU School of Social Welfare has supported the cause with printing and mentorship, including tips on how to make a grassroots project sustainable into the future.

New coalition working to stifle institutional racism in Kansas foster care system

Project aims to build understanding rather than escalate blame game

From our newsletters

Toni Johnson Scholars Prepares Students to Have Big Impact in Social Welfare

Twelve scholars were chosen for the program’s 2021-2022 pilot year. Throughout the year, the scholars receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty and peers, participate in professional development opportunities, and attend monthly
program meetings. MSW student scholars also present on an area of social or racial justice.

Center for LGBTQ+ Research and Advocacy Gains Momentum in First Year

The Center for LGBTQ+ Research and Advocacy is taking a perspective, as researchers and community members, and practitioners in the middle of the country, to better understand what LGBTQ folks’ experiences are, what their advocacy needs are, and to be able to serve those.

Integrated Health Scholars Program Focuses on Telehealth to Improve Patient Access

With $1.87 million in renewed four-year funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration, the Integrated Health Scholars program includes a new emphasis on equipping
social workers to use telehealth in integrated health and rural settings.

Researcher Studying Care and Safety Practices in Home-based Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world was reeling from the growing threat to our health and wellbeing, Carrie Wendel-Hummell’s thoughts went immediately to a group of people she knows well and is passionate about serving: older adults, people with disabilities, and the workers and caregivers who make it possible for these folks to remain in their own homes.



Job Opportunities

  • Assistant Professor

    Seeking candidates for two tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin Fall 2023 for academic year appointments. Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2022 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

  • Senior Academic Advisor 3

    Jayhawk Academic Advising has three Senior Academic Advisor positions open, which will support our Social Welfare graduate students in Lawrence, Edwards Campus, Partnership Sites, and Jayhawk Global online programs. App review begins Oct. 10, 2022, and continues until a pool of qualified candidates is identified.