Navigation Links
University of Houston student awarded Hogg Foundation Scholarship
Date:7/25/2011

Ana Luisa Laws, a second-year student in the master of social work program at the University of Houston (UH) Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW), is one of five outstanding graduate students in Texas to receive the prestigious 2011 Ima Hogg Scholarship for Mental Health.

"Ana Luisa Laws clearly is one of the most exceptional social work students we have ever had in the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work program," said Sandra Lopez, clinical professor, UH GCSW. "Ana was recognized immediately by faculty as one of our top students based on her conscientious and professional behavior, as well as her dedicated nature in submitting outstanding work. She comes to the program with established professional knowledge, skills and behavior from her several years in working with children with chronic illnesses and their families."

Before entering graduate school, Laws was director of professional training at a Houston-based international consulting and training company whose goal is to improve quality of life for children with developmental disabilities. While there she managed 33 supervisors, trained mental health professionals and organized seminars, conferences and webinars. She also served as a consultant to families with children who have developmental disabilities, providing parent education, referrals and assessments.

After Laws graduates from the UH GCSW program in May 2012, she plans to work with families and individuals from diverse populations.

"When I was 5 years old, my family moved to the United States from Guatemala. I personally experienced the feeling of being an outsider and struggled with not understanding the predominant language or the customs," she said. "Texas is a great place to serve diverse populations and, given my experience, I can provide empathetic, yet, professional support."

According to the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, her scholarship comes at a time when Texas is facing critical shortages in the state's mental health workforce. Texas ranks far below the national average in the number of mental health professionals per 100,000 residents. In 2009, 173 counties in Texas were designated as mental health profession shortage areas and 40 Texas counties did not have a single social worker.

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awards up to five $5,000 scholarships annually to graduate social work students in Texas who plan to provide mental health services after graduation. The scholarship program was created in 1956 by Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg to attract students to mental health careers.

"These scholarships enable the recipients to finish their advanced studies and begin practicing their profession at a time when these skills and knowledge are sorely needed," said Octavio N. Martinez, executive director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.


'/>"/>

Contact: Melissa Carroll
mcarroll@uh.edu
713-743-8153
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. University of Leicester develops test for classifying force used in bottle stabbings
2. University of Maryland researchers discover possible drug targets for common non-Hodgkins lymphoma
3. Columbia University Medical Center receives $38.9 million to help translate science into treatment
4. Wayne State University engineering student receives American Tinnitus Association award
5. Mainz University Medical Center deploys new system for therapy of metastatic spinal tumors
6. Wayne State University researcher argues that sex reduces genetic variation
7. New book by Indiana University physicians slays health myths we all thought were true
8. Health providers should emphasize breast cancer screening, Wayne State University research finds
9. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University discover MS-like disease in monkeys
10. Religion benefits traumatic brain injury victims, Wayne State University research finds
11. Internationally recognized BME professor to join University of Texas as visiting scholar
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
University of Houston student awarded Hogg Foundation Scholarship
(Date:2/5/2016)... Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... regional partners and setting the stage for new clinical and scientific initiatives have ... one year after she was appointed President and CEO of the nation’s oldest ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley office. The technique utilizes the body’s ... Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are part of only a select few ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... After years as ... Hospital Burn Unit, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned to chief of ... He successfully completed his first three-year term as chief and began a second three-year ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San ... PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... Give To Cure today announced that it is working ... To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster for ... a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among users. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Despite the recent ... slower than other industries to embrace Big Data due ... utilization. On the medical side, organizations have begun looking ... from clinical trials to adherence. --> ... benchmarking firm Best Practices, LLC, Big Data has started ...
(Date:2/5/2016)...  As people age, it is natural to be ... and tests that are linked with certain age milestones ... majority of aging individuals, hearing health is too frequently ... million American adults who report some trouble hearing, there ... health a 2016 healthy aging priority.[1] Cochlear ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016  Venice,s newest laser clinic, ... first of its kind in the area and ... advanced laser treatment. The physician-owned and operated laser ... Suncoast by storm with its revitalizing skin care ... multi-wavelength Astanza Trinity technology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160204/329957 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: