Zelda Foster Studies Program Has Big Presence, Impact at SWHPN 2018 General Assembly
NYU Silver’s Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PELC) played a significant role at the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) 2018 General Assembly, with presentations by 31 Zelda Foster fellows, faculty members, mentors and certificate program graduates.
The event also featured the presentation of SWHPN's Excellence in Clinical Practice Award to Linda Mathew, MSW '01, Leadership Fellow '15, and current MSW Mentor; and the Journal of Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Best Article Award to Rebecca Cammy, Leadership Fellow '17.
Furthermore, Emily Browning, Leadership Fellow '17, received the award for the general assembly’s Best Poster for Research and Alyssa Gupton, Leadership Fellow '17, received the award for Best Poster for Clinical Practice.
Clinical Professor and Zelda Foster Studies Director Susan Gerbino, who founded the program in 2006, said, “It is gratifying to see the extent of our program participants’ influence in advancing innovative evidence-informed services in palliative and end-of-life care in communities and settings across the country.”
NYU Silver's Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care encompasses a range of initiatives designed to develop and mentor PELC social work leaders at all stages of their careers in the areas of clinical practice, education, research, publication, and administration. Hospice movement and PELC pioneer Zelda Foster taught in NYU Silver's Post-Masters Certificate Program in PELC from its inception in 1999 until May 2006. After Zelda died in July 2006, NYU Silver, with the support of Zelda’s family and friends, established this program in her honor.