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College of Social Work to Host Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 14

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2014) — As part of the annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series, the University of Kentucky College of Social Work will feature Sean Joe, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the President’s Room at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.  Joe will present “American Suicide: Examining Race and Masculinity.” The event is free and open to the public. Joe joined the Brown School in Fall 2014 as the Benjamin Youngdahl Professor of Social Development. His research focuses on black adolescents, mental health service use patterns, the role of religion in black suicidal behavior, salivary biomarkers for suicidal behavior, and development of father-focused, family-based interventions to prevent urban African-American adolescent males from engaging in multiple forms of self-destructive behaviors, such as suicidal behavior. Ike Adams, dean of the College of Social Work invites and encourages participation from both the UK and wider-Lexington  communities.  “Dr. Joe epitomizes what was envisioned as the college created the lecture series, to convene and further engage our students, faculty and larger community through thought-provoking, timely topics driven by evidence-based research.”    MEDIA CONTACT: Ann Blackford at ann.blackford@uky.edu 

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