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Dr. Mary Steinhardt Receives $3.3M Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes in African American Community

Oct. 15, 2019

Mary Steinhardt received a $3.3 million grant in October 2019 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Steinhardt is using the grant to study Type 2 diabetes in Austin’s African American community. Read more.

Dr. Jacqueline Angel Op-Ed: We Need to Better Prepare for an Aging and Hispanic America

Oct. 9, 2019

We know world population projections call for a rise in the number of people 60 years or older from 900 million to 2 billion by 2050. What we do not know is what we are going to do with all of them. Read more.

Elisa Borah Launches New Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness

Sept. 24, 2019

After years of continuous war, multiple deployments and barriers to accessing targeted and effective programming, U.S. military and veteran families face a diverse set of needs, including addressing the effects of military trauma, stresses on the family from prolonged separation, and the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life. Read more.

Dr. Stephen Russell Op-Ed: Supporting LGBTQ students can lead to safer, stronger schools for all

Sept. 4, 2019

A new school year can be an exciting time — new clothes or uniforms, new school supplies and new possibilities with teachers and friends. But it can also be a difficult time for some. Schools are not always safe and supportive for LGBTQ students. Research, including studies of students here in Texas, consistently shows that LGBTQ students are at higher risk for bullying, feeling bad about themselves and not doing well in school. Read more.

LBJ CHASP Student Welcome Lunch 2019

Aug. 22, 2019

All LBJ students interested in health and social policy issues are invited to the annual CHASP Student Welcome Lunch on Wednesday, September 4th to learn about the Center and the Social Policy Network (SPN) student and alumni group. Meet the center director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, affiliated LBJ School faculty, and your peers who share the same policy interests. Get involved in SPN as leadership, committee lead, or a member.

CHASP at SXSWEDU and SXSW 2020

Aug. 12, 2019

Help ensure our CHASP Faculty Fellows and The University of Texas at Austin have a strong presence at next year's SXSW and SXSWEdu Conference and Festival! They have several captivating proposals that need your vote during the public voting PanelPicker process, which ends Friday, August 23rd.

You don't need to attend to vote, and all you have to do is choose "VOTE UP" via the links below.

New Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center Led by CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne

Aug. 6, 2019

At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual Legislative Summit on August 6, 2019, The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with early childhood leaders from across the country, announced the establishment of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. With initial support by the J.B. and M.K.

Michele Deitch Named to Texas Task Force on Dual Status Youth

July 22, 2019

Michele Deitch, CHASP Faculty Fellow and The LBJ School of Public Affairs/ The University of Texas School of Law criminal justice expert, is an invaluable resource to the state of Texas on a number of social and juvenile justice issues. She's now been asked to serve on the Texas Supreme Court’s Children’s Commission Task Force on Dual Status Youth. The statewide task force is comprised of judges, practitioners, and experts on juvenile justice focused on the needs of youth who are in both the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system.

Dr. Paul von Hippel honored by the American Sociological Association

July 18, 2019

LBJ Associate Professor Paul von Hippel is the 2019 winner of the American Sociological Association's Leo Goodman Award, conferred by the organization's methodology section to recognize a scholar’s contributions to the field of methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology early in his or her career — no more than 15 years after earning a Ph.D.

Dr. Todd Olmstead: Cost-Effectiveness of Electronic vs. Clinician Delivered Health Intervention

July 16, 2019

Providing substance-abuse intervention services for women, particularly in the setting of reproductive health centers, is critical to positive patient outcomes, and offering those services electronically is much less expensive and just as effective in reducing substance abuse as a clinician-delivered intervention, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Addiction.

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