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Photos from the PhD Program's End-of-Academic-Year Reception | May 3, 2017

Shelly Ben-David

PhD Student Yohansa Fernández Awarded Two NIH-Funded Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

Third year PhD student Yohansa Fernández has been awarded two prestigious National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded fellowships to strengthen her training and advance her career in drug abuse and HIV/AIDS research. READ MORE »

Shelly Ben-David

PhD Candidate Shelly Ben-David Selected as a Fahs-Beck Scholar

NYU Silver School of Social Work PhD Candidate Shelly Ben-David has been selected as a 2016 Fahs-Beck Scholar and awarded a doctoral dissertation grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation at The New York Community Trust. READ MORE »

Mimi Choy-Brown

PhD Candidate Mimi Choy-Brown Awarded NIMH National Research Service Award

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) awarded NYU Silver PhD Candidate Mimi Choy-Brown a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31). This competitive grant provides funding to promising doctoral candidates to develop into independent mental health services researchers through mentored research training relevant to the mission of NIMH. READ MORE »

Jane Lee

PhD Candidate Jane Lee Awarded NIMH R36 Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) awarded NYU Silver School of Social Work PhD Candidate Jane Lee a R36 Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity. This competitive grant provides funding to doctoral candidates from underrepresented groups to pursue research careers in areas that align with NIMH’s research mission. READ MORE »

Jeff Steen

Meet Jeff Steen, PhD Candidate

"You’re going to be a social work professor one day, and I’m going to read your book." These words offered an encouraging prediction for Jeffrey Steen, Silver PhD Candidate, and they came from one of his mentors, Betty Sommer, his undergraduate social work professor. In fact, encouragement from mentors inspired Steen to pursue a future in academia. For instance, a colleague in Chicago, Loyola University’s Assistant Dean Stephanie Chapman, first inspired him to become an adjunct instructor a decade ago. Teaching assistantships with Silver Professors Lala Straussner and Jeane Anastas confirmed his passion for student instruction. READ MORE »

Tyrone Parchment

PhD Candidate Tyrone Parchment Awarded CSWE Minority Fellowship

Doctoral Candidate Tyrone Parchment has been awarded a competitive Doctoral Fellowship by the Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program. The goal of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is to decrease health disparities and improve healthcare outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals with doctoral degrees aiding underserved populations. READ MORE »