NYU Silver Leads at SSWR 2024

C+M Silver Center Symposium Presenters (left to right): Sadiq Yusuf Patel (Waymark), Deborah Layman (NYS Office of Mental Health/Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene), Aaron Rodwin, Amanda Ritchie, Dr. Nicholas Lanzieri, Dr. Anne Dempsey, Dr. Marya Gwadz, Dean Michael A. Lindsey, Dr. Michelle Munson, Nari Yoo
Dr. Dale Maglalang stands in a large conference ballroom next to a digital screen with his research poster presentation
Dr. Dale Maglalang | Poster Presentation: Discrimination, Internalized Homophobia, and Smoking in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

In addition to all the honors, more than three dozen presentations, posters, symposia, and events featured work by NYU Silver faculty, students and researchers.

Here are some of the highlights of our contributions to the conference:

  • A symposium hosted by our Constance and Martin Silver Center on Data Science and Social Equity displayed innovative projects by NYU Silver faculty and PhD students using AI and data science to solve social problems and strengthen social work education. Presenters included Clinical Associate Professors Anne Dempsey and Nicholas Lanzieri, Dean Michael A. Lindsey, Professor Michelle Munson, and PhD candidates Aaron Rodwin and Nari Yoo

  • A roundtable organized by, PhD student Fatima Mabrouk, and also featuring PhD candidate Gerri Connaught, PhD student Khadija Israel and Columbia University PhD candidate Chelsea Allen, explored the impact of implicit biases and microaggressions on Black social work students.

  • The Grand Challenges for Social Work’s Roundtable, focused on increasing the initiative’s engagement and impact, included a presentation by Dean Emeritus and Paulette Goddard Professor Neil Guterman on the new Grand Challenge to Prevent Gun Violence.

  • A symposium organized by Professor Deborah Padgett, for which she was also the discussant, highlighted policy-relevant homelessness research conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • An oral presentation session moderated by Assistant Professor Kathrine Sullivan, at which she also presented two studies, focused on meeting the behavioral health needs of service members, veterans and their families.

  • A symposium on Assertive Community Treatment at 50, at which Professor Victoria Stanhope was both the discussant and a presenter, assessed the current status of ACT within today’s vastly changed community mental health care contexts and considered the evidence-based practice’s future.

  • An invited symposium on social work science, whose voices matter and how we can make space for civil disagreement, featured Professor Michelle Munson among the speakers.

We hope our strong presence at the conference – including our well-attended reception – gave attendees a chance to learn a bit more about NYU Silver, including our NIH grant application success rate that is twice as high as the NIH payline; our leadership in AI and data science for social good; the robust support our Office for Research provides for impactful research; our commitment to social work values; and our collegial, collaborative community.

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