NYU Silver Mourns the Passing of Dr. Gerald Landsberg

Dr. Gerald Landsberg
Dr. Gerald Landsberg

NYU Silver School of Social Work is deeply saddened by the unexpected but peaceful death of Professor Gerald Landsberg on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Dr. Landsberg, who joined the NYU Silver faculty in 1991, was a valued colleague and key contributor to the Silver School of Social Work, to NYU, and to the broader New York City community.

Dr. Landsberg received his MSW from the Silver School of Social Work in 1967 and served as the director of the School's Institute Against Violence from 1996 to 2010. He received funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York Community Trust, and the United Jewish Appeal, among others, to pursue his diverse and important work. He was active in the program Partners in Healing, a significant effort intersecting social work, schools and mental health.

NYU Silver Interim Dean James Jaccard said, "I spent many hours talking about research with Gerry and will miss his wit, his intellect, and the insights he brought to the school."

A memorial service honoring Dr. Landsberg will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd  at 4:30 PM at NYU Silver Center of Arts and Science, Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East.