Trauma Center Launches at the Mandel School

April 17, 2018 / No Comments

Due to its widespread impact and long-term effects, trauma has emerged as a significant public health concern throughout the world. It is now the focus of a new training and research center at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the top-ranked school of social wo...

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Project Newborn: How does mother’s cocaine use during pregnancy affect boys and girls differently

January 11, 2018 / No Comments

With a focus on gender, new NIH-funded research continues two decades of study at Case Western Reserve University into effects of prenatal cocaine exposure Teens whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy are more likely to have aggression and attention problems—known predictors of later drug us...

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Min Receives $842,460 NIH Grant To Study Adolescent Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior

November 3, 2017 / No Comments

Meeyoung Oh Min, PhD, Research Associate Professor, is the Principal Investigator for an $842,460 research grant (R01-DA042747-01A1) awarded in August, 2017, by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) titled “Gender and Developmental Trajectori...

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2017 SSWR: Faculty and Student Presenters

January 4, 2017 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 21st Annual Conference, on January 11-15, 2017, in New Orleans. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#102), one of our faculty members, Claudia Coulton, PhD, was chosen as a 2017 SSWR Fellow and w...

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Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Linked to Early Teen Sexual Activity: Project Newborn

August 12, 2015 / No Comments

Since 1994, researchers at the Mandel School have studied mothers—some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not—to understand how the drug affected their children’s cognitive and social development. Their latest findings suggest a link between prenatal cocaine exposure and an adoles...

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Newborn’s first stool could alert doctors to long-term cognitive issues: Project Newborn

August 4, 2015 / No Comments

A newborn’s first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Mandel School Project Newborn researchers. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) found in the meconium (a newborn’s first stool) from a mother’s alcohol use during pre...

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