Harry “Hap” McSween, Distinguished Professor of Science, received the President’s Award for research on Tuesday following President Joe DiPietro’s State of UT address.
Sungkyu Lee and Elizabeth Strand in the College of Social Work are making an impact. Lee is working to improve mental health services for diverse populations and Strand is breaking new ground in veterinary social work.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
The relationship between humans and animals—from pets to food—will be explored during the International Veterinary Social Work Summit April 11 through 13 at UT. All health and welfare professionals who treat humans or animals are invited to the summit. One session, featuring the two keynote speakers, Temple Grandin and Hal Herzog, will be free and
Elizabeth Strand, director of the Veterinary Social Work program in the College of Veterinary Medicine, appeared on WBIR-TV to discuss the growing problem of animal hoarding—the hoarding of unmaintainable numbers of animals by someone who, according to Strand, may be coping with some form of trauma.
If you’ve ever had a pet then you likely understand the emotional connection that, we, as humans can share with an animal. Animals enrich our lives. But if you’ve ever lost a family pet to age or illness, you also likely understand the very real feelings of pain and grief that can accompany this loss.
Elizabeth Strand, clinical associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is quoted in this WBIR story about an East Tennessee animal cruelty case. The college’s veterinary social work program does important work in examining the link between animal cruelty and juvenile delinquency.