Professor Michael Mason’s idea for communicating with 18- to 25-year-olds with identified cannabis-use disorders is to text them. The texts ask questions like “How is your mood today?” and “What is your stress level?”
Undergraduate and graduate students in law, nursing, social work, public health, and other disciplines are stepping up and taking advantage of experiential learning opportunities offered by the university to address the opioid crisis in Tennessee.
UT’s Program for Pet Health Equity works to connect underserved individuals with veterinary service providers.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers students a myriad of mental health and wellness resources to provide including the Student Counseling Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness.
Across the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members stepped up to support their students during the pandemic, figuring out solutions to teach their courses and making adjustments on the fly.
Assistant Professor of Practice Sukey Steckel was teaching a leadership course required for students in the Master of Social Work program when the pandemic took classes online halfway through spring semester.
Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group has called upon the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the university’s Social Work Office of Research and Public Service to assist in the collection and analysis of survey data.
During the pandemic, alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Social Work are finding new ways to provide essential human services to their communities.
Neither app was developed with a pandemic in mind, but both University of Tennessee, Knoxville inventors believe their technology can support individuals indirectly or directly affected by the pandemic.
“Along with the educational learning UT has provided, this program has been a life-changing experience for me,” Jazmynn Hardy says.
Although in-person commencement ceremonies in May had to be postponed for safety, UT will recognize graduates and their outstanding achievements over the next few weeks.
Professors leading weekly sessions in mindfulness-based stress reduction with medical residents and employees at the University of Tennessee Medical Center say the timing has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic.