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Recognition for Outstanding Silver Faculty and PhD Grad

November 8, 2013

Professors Wen-Jui Han, Deborah Padgett, Tazuko Shibusawa, and recent PhD graduate, Maya Doyle, have won major awards and recognition for their scholarship.

Professor Wen-Jui Han is the recipient of the 2014 Society for Social Work and Research Excellence in Research Award for her article entitled "Bilingualism and Academic Achievement." In conferring the award, the Society recognizes the significance of the problem addressed in her research, the rigor of the analysis, and its contribution to knowledge in social work and social welfare. The award will be made at the SSWR meeting in San Antonio on January 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Professors Wen-Jui Han and Tazuko Shibusawa's paper, "Trajectory of Physical Health, Cognitive Status, and Psychological Well-Being Among Chinese Elderly," has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Nobuo Maeda International Research Award for the American Public Health Association. The award was presented at this year's annual APHA conference on November 4 in Boston.

Professor Deborah Padgett has been invited by the Institute of Medicine to serve on an Advisory Committee to evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) mental health services. The study, sponsored by the VA, will assess the quality of mental health care provided to US veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Committee will determine the extent to which veterans are afforded choices with respect to modes of treatment and will determine whether, and the extent to which, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are being offered a full range of necessary mental health services in the VA, including early intervention services for hazardous drinking, relationship problems, and other behaviors that create a risk for the development of mental health conditions. The Committee, which will meet 15 times over a 4-year period, will begin its work at a meeting at the National Academy of Science on November 21-22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Maya Doyle, 2013 graduate of the NYU Silver School of Social Work’s PhD program, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation entitled, "Cystinosis in Emerging Adulthood." Her research was judged by members of the Society to be most deserving of this prestigious award. In conferring the award, the Society recognizes the significance of the problem addressed in the research, the rigor of the analysis, and its contribution to knowledge in social work and social welfare. The Society confers the award with the expectation that the scholar will continue to pursue excellence in research and knowledge development in social work. Maya's dissertation committee members were Deborah Padgett (Chair), Allison Werner-Lin, and Lynn Videka.

Let us congratulate these outstanding Silver School of Social Work scholars, who have earned the most prestigious scholarly awards and recognition in social work.

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Recognition for Outstanding Silver Faculty and PhD Grad
Clockwise from top left: Professors Wen Jui Han and Tazuko Shibusawa, PhD graduate Maya Doyle, and professor Deborah Padgett