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Zelda Foster Studies

Mission

To develop and mentor social work leaders in the areas of clinical practice, education, research, publication, and administration. The program is named in memory of Zelda Foster, a pioneer in the hospice and palliative care movement who taught in the post-master’s certificate program at NYU Silver School of Social Work.

MSW Fellowship

A four-year program, the Zelda Foster MSW Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PELC) begins in the final year of the MSW program and continues for three years at the post-MSW level. It includes specialized field placements, two years of post-graduate mentoring, and funding for professional development. Students at NYU Silver entering their final year of the MSW program are eligible to apply.

Post-Master's Certificate Program

This one-year program provides an integrated sequence of courses to combine theory and practice in PELC and to increase practice skills. Social workers with at least two years of post-master’s experience in or related to PELC are eligible to apply.

Post-Master's Leadership Fellowship

The goal of this fellowship is to improve palliative and end-of-life care for patients and families, especially under-served populations, through the development of a cadre of MSW PELC leaders. The fellowship includes one year of one-on-one mentoring from an experienced PELC leader. A capstone project is also required. Social workers with at least five years of post-master’s experience in or related to palliative and end-of-life care are eligible to apply.

Zelda Foster

For more information, contact:

Dr. Susan Gerbino
Director, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Email: susan.gerbino@nyu.edu