Tracy Harachi: Outstanding Public Service Award

By Molly McElroy

July 1, 2011

Tracy Harachi receives four to five calls each day from Seattle-area Cambodian immigrants who seek her help as a well-known advocate for their health and safety. When her cell phone rings and its caller ID shows the Northwest Detention Center, it could foretell a quick check-in chat or an hour-long counseling session. On the day…

David Takeuchi: Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

By Molly McElroy

June 1, 2011

The mantra “Take care; focus, focus, focus; go for it!” is common among those mentored by David Takeuchi, winner of the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. Takeuchi, a professor in the UW School of Social Work and in the sociology department, is also well known for his research on social inequalities and health. “David recognizes us…