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Coverdell Fellowship Brings Former Peace Corps Volunteers to NYU Silver

Feb 1, 2017
In September 2016, NYU enrolled its first cohort in the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program, which offers a select group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers leadership development programming and financial support while pursuing a master's degree. NYU Silver is one of seven NYU graduate schools participating in the fellowship and was pleased to welcome Coverdell Fellows Anita Virmani and Emily Hehmeyer to its MSW program.
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Dr. Michelle R. Munson to Test Meta-Intervention to Help Young Adults Get the Most Out of their Mental Health Care

Promising approach aimed at “changing the narrative” around mental health care receives $700,000 federal grant for randomized trial.
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Silver School MSW Students Present at Intercultural, Interdisciplinary Behavioral Health Conference

On December 6, 2016, three second-year MSW students in the Silver School’s Buenos Aires Semester Abroad program presented at a conference on “Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Clinical and Community Approaches in Buenos Aires and New York,” that was hosted by Centro de Vida, an community-based outpatient addiction treatment center in Buenos Aires.
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  • Two NYU Silver Faculty Awarded University Research Challenge Fund Grants

    May 24, 2017
    NYU Silver School of Social Work Professor Wen-Jui Han and Assistant Professor Rohini Pahwa have been awarded 2017 NYU University Research Challenge Fund (URCF) grants 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.”
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  • Dr. Michael A. Lindsey's Abstract for SPR Annual Meeting Deemed an "Abstract of Distinction"

    May 23, 2017
    The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) designated Dr. Michael Lindsey's abstract entitled “The Making Connections Intervention: Engaging African American Youth in School Mental Health and Preventative Services” an “Abstract of Distinction” at its 25th Annual Meeting, which will be held May 30 – June 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC.
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  • PhD Student Yohansa Fernández Awarded Two NIH-Funded Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

    May 12, 2017
    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.
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  • Spotlight on Scholarship

    Apr 11, 2017
    NYU Silver Associate Professor Dr. Victoria Stanhope and colleagues, including PhD Candidate Mimi Choy Brown and Assistant Professors Dr. Stacey Barrenger and Dr. Jennifer Manuel, recently co-authored an article in the journal Implementation Science that evaluated New York State behavioral health organizations' use of training and technical assistance provided by the state Department of Health-funded Clinic Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) to facilitate implementation of clinical and business practices required by the state’s Medicaid redesign plan.
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  • NYU Silver to Hold Memorial for Dr. Gerald Landsberg

    Apr 10, 2017
    NYU Silver School of Social Work is deeply saddened by the unexpected but peaceful death of Professor Gerald Landsberg on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Dr. Landsberg, who joined the NYU Silver faculty in 1991, was a valued colleague and key contributor to the Silver School of Social Work, to NYU, and to the broader New York City community.
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  • Honoring Dr. Alma J. Carten

    Apr 7, 2017
    For over two decades, Dr. Alma J. Carten has been a valued member of the New York University Silver School of Social Work faculty, educating a generation of professional social workers and moving the practice forward through her scholarship. She is now preparing to retire from her full-time faculty appointment at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
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  • Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund to Honor NYU Silver Field Instructor Melanie A. Sanchez

    Apr 5, 2017
    On April 27, 2017, at the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund’s (LSWC) 13th Annual Awards Dinner, NYU Silver Field Instructor Melanie A. Sanchez, LMSW will be honored with a Leadership Award.
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  • A Message from the Interim Dean on Advancing Social Work Values

    Mar 29, 2017
    The NYU Silver School of Social Work has long been committed to turning crises into social progress. Today, we find ourselves at a time where many of our community members, neighbors, and allies across the city, country, and globe are facing daunting fears and realities of deportation, incarceration, loss of rights and liberties, and physical and psychological harm.
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  • New Course Underscores Role of Cultural and Structural Factors in Global Health

    Mar 20, 2017
    In the 2017 spring semester, NYU Silver introduced an innovative, graduate-level elective. “Anthropological Perspectives in Global Health,” that emphasizes the synergy between global social work and medical anthropology.
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  • Meet MSW Students and Social Entrepreneurs Adina Lichtman and Terrance Coffie

    Mar 13, 2017
    Adina Lichtman and Terrance Coffie, both of whom earned their BS from NYU Silver in May 2016 and will graduate from the School’s Advanced Standing MSW program in May 2017, are social entrepreneurs. As an NYU sophomore in November 2014, Adina established Knock Knock Give a Sock, a non-profit organization that facilitates the collection and distribution of socks to people experiencing homelessness. The following year, in partnership with Terrance, she began organizing periodic “Meet Your Neighbor” dinners to bring together people who are experiencing homelessness with those who are not in order to foster discussion and reduce the stigma associated with homelessness. Adina and Terrance recently sat down with NYU Silver’s Office of Communications to talk about their efforts.
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