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Friday, February 10, 2012

The power of the Internet over depression

Choi_NamkeemugNamkee Choi, professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, is helping older homebound adults deal with depression with the Internet, a laptop and face-to-face communication. Yes, there is an app for that.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Getting Started: Grandmother’s example sets social work direction

Namkee Choi credits her grandmother for her career as a social work professor and for her focus on older adults.

Choi, a professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin, grew up in a South Korean village in the years after the Korean War combat ended.

Namkee Choi, professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

Namkee Choi, professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

“We saw a lot of poverty,” she says, “especially in the wintertime. Peasants would run
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Answering the call for health disparities research

State Sen. Kirk Waton, Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the School of Nursing, and Earl Maxwell, chief executive of the St. David's Foundation, marked the foundation's endowment of a health-care research center.

State Sen. Kirk Waton, Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the School of Nursing, and Earl Maxwell, chief executive of the St. David’s Foundation, marked the foundation’s endowment of a health-care research center.

Over the past decade, researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin have received small grants from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations, which is in the School of Nursing.

The researchers used this money – about $600,000 altogether – to undertake small pilot
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