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Faculty Awards and Honors: Spring Semester Round Up

June 30, 2015

NYU Silver School of Social Work faculty members were recognized this spring with major awards for their research and scholarship and with appointments to prestigious boards. Congratulations to our outstanding faculty!

Briana Barocas, a research associate professor, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, and been accepted into its prestigious Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. She will use the funding to research, develop, and launch a domestic violence knowledge database based on her research with Linda G. Mills, the executive director of NYU’s Center on Violence and Recovery.

Associate Professor Alma Carten celebrated 25 years at NYU Silver in 2014-2015. President John Sexton recognized Carten on April 2 at a celebratory dinner honoring NYU faculty and employees who have been with the university for 25 years.

Susan Gerbino, clinical associate professor and director of the Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, received the 2015 Association of Oncology Social Work’s Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award. Gerbino was recognized—and gave a special lecture—at the 2015 AOSW Annual Conference on May 20-22.

The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, a department in the NYU Division of Students Affairs, honored Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos with the Nia Faculty Award. Guilamo-Ramos was recognized for his dedication to supporting NYU students co-curricular endeavors around diversity and social justice.

Associate Professor Michael A. Lindsey has been elected member-at-large to the board of the Society for Social Work and Research, an organization dedicated to the advancement of social work research. His three-year term began on February 1. In addition, Lindsey was recently named to the editorial board of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Mary M. McKay, McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and director of NYU Silver’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, was awarded the Astor Visiting Lectureship at Oxford University. She delivered the lecture “It Takes A Village: Meeting the Complex Needs of Poverty-Impacted Youth and Their Families, Locally and Globally” at Oxford on May 21.

Clinical Associate Professor Dina Rosenfeld was honored with an inaugural NYU Global Spiritual Life Award. This award recognizes Rosenfeld’s leadership in the integration of spiritual life and the academic programs of the School and the University, including the multifaith leadership minor.

Dean Lynn Videka has been named board chair of the New York Council of Nonprofits. With its nearly 3,000 members, NYCON provides a collective policy voice for the nonprofit sector, helps inform philanthropic giving, and conducts research to demonstrate relevance and impact.

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