PHOTOS FROM THE 2019 PHD PROGRAM'S END-OF-ACADEMIC-YEAR RECEPTION| MAY 14, 2019
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CROSS-INSTITUTION MEET & GREET | MARCH 29, 2019
NYU Silver's PhD Pprogram hosted a networking meet-and-greet with counterparts from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Over lunch and in large- and small-group discussions, PhD candidates and students shared their research interests as well as the personal and academic challenges they have faced in the course of their doctoral studies. Those who are currently writing or completing their dissertation also shared their experiences and advice with those who have yet to start. The event succeeded in fostering cross-institutional relationships and opening the door for future professional collaborations. Based on the strong positive response, NYU Silver PhD Program Director Dr. Wen-Jui Han said the three programs plan to hold a similar event next year and for years to come.
In her final year in our PhD program, Lauren Jessell was lead author of a paper published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment that found many people receiving treatment in community mental health centers for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are prescribed a class of drug that poses increased risks for dependence, misuse, and overdose among people misusing other drugs.
PhD Candidate Yunyu Xiao was named one of ten 2019 New Writers Fellows by the Family Process Institute. The fellowship, which provided tuition and expenses for an intensive workshop on the craft of scholarly writing, supports the development of new scholars who will advance systemic theory, research, and practice grounded in a commitment to social justice.
First year PhD Student Cliff Whetung was chosen by the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) for the ninth cohort of its Gerontological Social Work Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program.
PhD students Yeqing Yuan and Laura Curran have been awarded National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded pre-doctoral fellowships at the Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research (BST) program at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
Third-year PhD student Rachel Ludeke has been awarded scholarships to attend three competitive training programs during summer 2019 which will further her dissertation research as well as her professional development as a child welfare scholar.
Dr. Xupeng Mao, a 2018 graduate of NYU Silver’s PhD Program who is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at East China University of Science and Technology, has been awarded Honorable Mention in NYU’s University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Awards. Dr. Mao was recognized in the category of Allied Health & Social Services for her dissertation, “The Relationship Between Social Support and Subjective Well-Being Among Older Adults in China.”
NYU Silver PhD Candidate Liwei Zhang has received the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Student and Early Career Council Poster Award for the paper entitled “Multidimensional Poverty and Children’s Socioemotional Trajectories,” which she presented at SRCD’s Biennial Meeting held on March 22, 2019 in Baltimore, MD.
NYU Silver third-year PhD student Laura Esquivel has been selected as a 2019 Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Program Fellow by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). Each year, the fellowship provides exceptional PhD students in STEM fields with preparation and training to assume leadership roles throughout their professional careers.
NYU Silver PhD Student Cora de Leon has been accepted to the 2019-2020 cohort of NYU's highly competitive SSLD Fellowship, an 18-month leadership development program that equips graduate students of color with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to take up leadership roles in organizations across the social sector.
NYU Silver PhD Candidate Ai Bo has been selected as the recipient of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education’s (GADE) 2019 Student Award for Social Work Research. The award is given annually to an individual doctoral student or collaborative group of students, whose in-press or published scholarship advances scientific inquiry in social work or social welfare.
NYU Silver PhD Candidate Liwei Zhang has been named a 2018 New Writers Fellow by the Family Process Institute, an independent, multidisciplinary, transnational organization dedicated to developing and exchanging new theory, research, applied practice, and policy related to families and other systems.
For the third consecutive year, NYU Silver PhD Candidate Tyrone M. Parchment has been awarded a competitive doctoral fellowship from the Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program (CSWE MFP).
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.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) awarded NYU Silver PhD Candidate Mimi Choy-Brown a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31). This competitive grant provides funding to promising doctoral candidates to develop into independent mental health services researchers through mentored research training relevant to the mission of NIMH.