Zelda Foster Graduates Honored at SWHPN

March 24, 2016

The Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care General Assembly convened on March 6-8, 2016 in Chicago, and this year’s theme was Promoting Integrated Care For Serious Illness: Improving Access, Coordination and Psychosocial Outcomes. From the NYU Silver Zelda Foster community, 24 graduates presented, winning a total of six awards. Please join us in congratulating the following award recipients from the NYU Silver community:

Penny Damaskos, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C
Zelda Leadership Mentor
PDIA Career Achievement Award

Rebecca Freeman LMSW, AHPC-SW
Zelda MSW Fellow, Class of 2011
Emerging Leader in Palliative Social Work

Daniel S. Gardner, PhD, LCSW
Zelda Faculty and Leadership Mentor
Award of Excellence in Teaching and Research

Bridget Sumser, LMSW
Zelda MSW Fellow, Class of 2012
Emerging Leader in Palliative Social Work

Diane Farquhar, LCSW
Post-Masters PELC Certificate Graduate
Award Recipient for her Poster:
"Analyzing the Role of the Palliative Care Social Worker: General Consult Team vs. Specialty SICU/Oncology Consult Team"

Christine Wilkins, PhD, LCSW
Zelda Leadership Fellow and MSW Mentor
Award Recipient for her Poster:
"A Quality Improvement Project to Integrating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department: Improving Access, Goals of Care Conversations and Care Coordination"  

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