Grant-Funded Innovation, New Books by Faculty, and more
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Neil B. Guterman Named Dean and Paulette Goddard Professor of Social Work

Neil B. Guterman is the former Dean of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and is a nationally recognized expert on child abuse and neglect and child victimization. He assumed NYU Silver’s deanship and newly-established endowed professorship on September 1, 2017.

Dr. Guterman succeeds Dr. Lynn Videka, who departed NYU to become the Dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

GRANT-FUNDED INNOVATION

 

Spearheading Cross-Institutional Implementation Research to Advance Person-Centered Care Planning

Through a $3 million, National Institute of Mental Health-funded clinical trial, Associate Professor Victoria Stanhope is leading a cadre of social work researchers from a half-dozen academic institutions in testing not only Person-Centered Care Planning’s effectiveness for people with severe mental illness but also the organizational factors that shape the intervention’s implementation.

CDC and OAH-Funded Study Focuses on Father-Son Communication to Reduce Teen Pregnancies, STDs

This fall, Professor and Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) Vincent Guilamo-Ramos will begin enrolling South Bronx father-son dyads in a trial of his "Fathers Raising Responsible Men" intervention to reduce teen pregnancies, HIV and STDs in disadvantaged communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Office of Adolescent Health awarded CLAFH a 5-year, $4 million grant to develop and formally evaluate the intervention.

NIMH Awards Grant for Study of “Meta Intervention” to Engage Young Adults with SMI

The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Associate Professor Michelle R. Munson a three-year, $713,000 grant to test her novel engagement intervention aimed at helping young adults with serious mental health conditions develop a positive mental health narrative, feel less discrimination, experience more hope, and ultimately decide to engage in their mental health care.

NYU’s Prison Education Program Awarded State Grant to Expand College-Level Classes for Incarcerated Individuals

NYU Prison Education Program (NYU PEP) received a grant through New York State’s recently announced Criminal Justice Investment Initiative to expand its educational and reentry services at Wallkill Correctional Facility. NYU Silver has been a part of NYU PEP since its inception.

Deutsch Foundation Funds Training in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for the Deaf Community

With generous funding from the Ernst & Paula Deutsch Foundation, NYU Silver’s Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care launched an innovative three-day course in providing culturally congruent care to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind (D/HH/DB) clients, their families, and health care providers.

Faculty Awarded NYU Challenge Fund Grants to Explore New Areas of Research

Professor Wen-Jui Han and Assistant Professor Rohini Pahwa were awarded competitive grants from NYU’s University Research Challenge Fund for their respective projects, “Comparative Study of Parental Work Schedule and Child Well-Being” and “Community Integration of Individuals with Severe Mental Illness – The Social Networks Qualitative Study.”

OUR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Kimberly D. Hudson came to NYU Silver from the University of Washington, where she earned her PhD and was a postdoctoral lecturer. Her areas of research interest include attributions and ideas of health and well-being in LGBTQ communities, and how these ideas intersect with and across race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status.

Kiara Moore, who earned her PhD from Columbia University, came to NYU Silver under the University Provost’s Post-Doctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity. Her research focuses on identity development, mental health service utilization, and young people who identify as sexual, gender, and ethnic/racial minorities.

Proscovia Nabunya earned her PhD at the University of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include social capital and social support networks for children affected by HIV/AIDS; asset building policy/economic strengthening and developmental outcomes for poor and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa; and international social work and comparative welfare policies.


NYU Silver will have a strong presence at the Council on Social Work Education's 63rd Annual Program Meeting in Dallas from October 19th-22nd. See our complete schedule of presentations by faculty and students and please join us for our cocktail reception on Friday, October 20th, 6:30-7:30pm at The Woolworth, 1520 Elm Street in Downtown Dallas.

NEW BOOKS BY FACULTY

 

A Guide for Sustaining Conversations on Racism, Identity, and our Mutual Humanity

Clinical Assistant Professor and Katherine and Howard Aibel Executive-in-Residence Linda Lausell Bryant co-authored this new, hands-on guide for teachers, students, and agency professionals seeking to appropriately address race, power, privilege, and oppression and the emotional responses they provoke.

Social Work and Integrated Health Care: From Policy to Practice and Back

Associate Professor Victoria Stanhope and Professor Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner edited this first American textbook to address integrated primary and behavioral health care from a social work perspective.

SSWR Recognition for Housing First

Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives, by Professor Deborah Padgett, Benjamin Henwood (MSW ’04; PhD ’11), and Sam Tsemberis, received honorable mention in the Society for Social Work and Research’s 2017 Outstanding Social Work Book Award competition.

Dr. Padgett and Dr. Henwood, an Assistant Professor at USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School, are co-leads of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare’s Grand Challenge to End Homelessness.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

NYU Silver Class of 2018 MSW students Hennesis Castillo, Patrice James, and Eleanor Kriseman were among the 40 MSW students nationwide to be awarded 2017-2018 fellowships from the Council on Social Work Education’s Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program – Youth.

For the third consecutive year, NYU Silver PhD Candidate Tyrone M. Parchment was awarded a competitive doctoral fellowship from the Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral Students.

Iris Wang, a senior in NYU Silver’s BS program, received the Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year Award from the New York State Social Work Education Association.

FACULTY HONORS

Professor James Jaccard was inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Dr. Jaccard joined NYU Silver colleagues Professor Deborah Padgett and Professor and Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health Vincent Guilamo-Ramos as a member of the elite body.
Professor Jeane Anastas was appointed to a five-year term as Oxford University Press’ U.S. Delegate For Social Work, effective May 15, 2017.
Associate Professor Victoria Stanhope was named a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Social Work and a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Professor and Director of the Center for Latino and Adolescent and Family Health Vincent Guilamo-Ramos was invited to participate in the second class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Michael A. Lindsey was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Marion E. Kenworthy-Sarah H. Swift Foundation.
Associate Professor Michelle R. Munson was named the Saul Z. Cohen Chair in Child and Family Mental Health by The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, New York City’s largest provider of health and human services.
Research Associate Professor and Director of Research at the Center on Violence and Recovery Briana Barocas was one of 14 New York City academics selected by the Jewish Community Relations Council to participate in its 2017 Scholars as Bridge Builders Study Tour to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA

Professor and Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health Vincent Guilamo-Ramos gave the keynote presentation at “Prevention Across the Spectrum, a Rural Border Intervention Conference,” hosted by Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas on June 8th.

On April 18th, Professor Deborah K. Padgett gave the keynote address at Barry University School of Social Work's Doctoral Symposium: “An Intellectual Discourse for Students Conducting Advanced Research” in Miami Shores, FL.

On September 21st, McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Michael A. Lindsey joined Deepak Chopra, New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, and other distinguished panelists in a Facebook Live conversation, co-sponsored by the institute, on the intersection of violence and public health.

Clinical Assistant Professor Kirk A. James was a panelist at NYU Washington, DC’s Weissberg Forum for Discourse in the Public Square on Criminal Justice Reform in Washington, DC on April 24th.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Katherine and Howard Aibel Executive-in-Residence Linda Lausell Bryant was a panelist at the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy's Policy & Politics Forum on “Social Work and Civic Engagement in the Trump Era” in Washington, DC on March 8th.

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director James I. Martin served on a panel on social justice at the United States Military Academy and West Point Association of Graduates’ West Point Diversity Leadership Conference at West Point on March 23rd.

McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Michael A. Lindsey presented his research on suicide among Black boys at a September 6th community forum on suicide among Latina and Black male youth that the institute convened in Harlem with social services agency Comunilife, Inc.

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