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GCSW Ph.D. student, Gaby Mohr-Avita, dives into the intersection of race and the cannabis industry
With the dream to one day own her own drug policy center, Gaby Mohr-Avita, Ph.D., hopes to implement healing strategies for racialized communities who have experienced negative outcomes of drug culture. 
February 8, 2024

Commissioner Lesley Briones partners with University of Houston’s GCSW
A cohort of GCSW students will be starting their practicum with the Community Assistance Department (CAD) through a partnership with the GCSW and Office of Commissioner Lesley Briones, Precinct 4. 
February 2, 2024.

GCSW Student Monica Martinez awarded “Best Overall” poster at NASW 2023
Monica Martinez, an MSW student, received the "Best Overall" poster award at the 2023 NASW Texas Conference for their research on decolonizing psychedelic therapy.
January 4, 2024

GCSW Student Lorenzo Salinas Shares his Firsthand Account of Systemic Inequalities and Hopes to Empower Underrepersented Communities 
Salinas, a dual-degree graduate candidate at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work (Master of Social Work) and the Hobby School of Public Affairs (Master of Public Policy), is making a difference the community one step at a time.
December 19, 2023

GCSW Initiatives Aim to Strengthen Curriculum and Affordability 
GCSW students are saving anywhere from $1,900 to $12,800 in tuition following The Office of the Provost and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approving the GCSW's proposal to reduce the semester credit hours associated with the college's MSW program over the summer of 2023.
October 24, 2023

GCSW Student Awarded Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship
Congratulations to MSW student Christian Ohonba on being awarded the NASW Foundation - Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship.
September 20, 2023

GCSW Student Awarded Ima Hogg Scholarship 
Congratulations to MSW Student Frances Fisher who was awarded a 2023 Ima Hogg Scholarship by The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
September 17, 2023

A Fort Bend County Cohort and the Value of Online Learning
A large percentage of the UH Graduate College of Social Work’s students live in Fort Bend County, prompting the GCSW to pilot a hybrid master’s degree program for a Sugar Land cohort.
August 9, 2023

GCSW Alumna, Erica Solis, transforms spaces in the GCSW with a decolonized lens
GCSW alumna Erica Solis began advocating for a racial/ethnic affinity space within the college and, since then, has transformed spaces in the GCSW with a decolonized lens. 
June 27, 2023

GCSW Alum, Laura Reid, Enhancing Family Advocacy in Germany
In this role, Reid will provide prevention, education and training services on family violence for the rapidly growing community of “18,000+ military service members, DoD contractors, civilian employees, and their families.”
June 22, 2023

Empowering Social Workers through Continuing Education Courses
With the commitment to provide high-quality course instruction on relevant topics for social workers, the GCSW continuing education courses offer a valuable platform for professional development.
June 8, 2023

GCSW Doctoral Student Named IMFP Fellow
Alberto Cabrera has been selected as a fellow for the American Psychological Association's Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP).
June 1, 2023 

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