Joanna Bisgaier, PhD candidate, was awarded the 2012 GADE Student Award for Social Work Research by the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).
Charles Tyson, MSW'12, was selected to be a 2011-2012 Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellow for his work addressing health disparities and social justice issues among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men (YMCSM) living in the Greater Philadelphia area through primary and secondary prevention and outreach interventions.
Lindsey Brown, MSW'11, received the Open Mind for Africa program travel grant in honor of Dr. Louise Shoemaker, Dean Emerita of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. Open Mind for Africa builds on the Christian Association’s foundation of promoting open minds and working faith. Lindsey will be traveling to Kenya for the summer 2011 to volunteer at an orphanage.
2011 Social Policy & Practice Awards
Dr. Ram Cnaan Award: Katherine Ledwith
Hall Levin Award: Joanna Bisgaier
Emerging Leader Award: Emily Sutcliffe
Richard J. Estes Global Citizenship Award: Ling Wang
Nicole Gant Alumni Council Leadership Award: Abigail Reikow
Dr. Ruth Smalley Award in International Social Welfare: Tara Anne Matthews
Rosa Wessel Award: Julie Maggioncalda
Wilson-Spigner Award for Social Policy Excellence: CaSandra McLeod
Lilly Bertz, MSSP/MGA'11, was awarded a 2011 Presidential Management Fellowship.
Joanna Bisgaier, MSW, PhD Candidate, received the Social Determinants of Child Health Symposium Travel Award to Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program research symposium at the University of Michigan set for May 2011.
Guia Calicdan-Apostle, DSW'11, received the CTL Teaching Certificate, which recognizes doctoral students for their commitment to teaching and to developing as teachers. Directed by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the certificate is the University of Pennsylvania's statement that a graduate student has pursued advanced training in the craft of teaching on the college or university level. Guia was also accepted to a tenure track faculty position at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (assistant professor post).
Michael M. Crocker, MA, LCSW, DSW'12, presented Exploring the Functions of Out of Control Sexual Behavior with Susan Malewicz, LCSW, CSAT, at the NYS Society of Clinical Social Workers Nassau County Annual Conference on February 13, 2011.
Heather de Vries, MSW'11, received the Clinical Research Award, 2nd place, at the Institute on Aging Poster Session, University of Pennsylvania, for “Urinary incontinence and new psychological distress among community-dwelling older adults.” April, 2010
Wendy Logan, MSW'12, was selected by Runway Beauty Native America to represent the Powhatan Nation in the 2011 calendar and at the 2011 Gathering of Nations. Wendy is being honored for her active tribal involvement and her commitment to living drug-free.
Charisse Marshall, LCSW, DSW'11, received an Employee Milestone Recognition Award from the Center for Urban Community Services along with other employee for uninterrupted service provision to the homeless on February 8, 2011.
Nicole Pitella, MSW'11, was named a LEND fellow (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Meryl Reichbach, MSW'11, was named a LEND fellow (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Samantha Rozzel, MSW'11, was named a LEND fellow (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Sung Min (Anderson) Yoon, DSW'13, was selected to receive the 4th Annual Emerging Social Work Leader Award of the National Association of Social Workers – New York City Chapter. This award was presented to a select number of emerging leaders of the social work profession in recognition of his visionary and exemplary work.
Manisha Joshi, PhD candidate, has been elected the graduate chair of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) at the University of Pennsylvania. Manisha will head ISAB for 2009-2010 in collaboration with the recently elected undergraduate chair.
Lizza Robb, MSW'12, received the Virginia P. Robinson prize for her essay, "A Framework for Understanding Death." The prize was sponsored by Social Work Today and the SP2 Alumni Council, and the essay was published as a web exclusive on the Social Work Today website.
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Kristie Thomas, PhD candidate, gave a speech at Penn’s “Take Back the Night” program on April 2, a rally and march meant to raise awareness about sexual assault, especially on college campuses. The event was organized by undergraduate students and the Penn Women's Center, including second year-MSW student Lauren Willner, whose field placement is at the Women's Center. Kristie spoke about her experiences working as a counselor for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and she urged listeners to take action against the physical and sexual violence that permeates society.
Kielty Turner, DSW candidate, recently published an article, entitled, "Mindfulness: The Present Moment in Clinical Social Work" in Clinical Social Work Journal.
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Rebecca Weinstein, MSW'09, is the Honorary Mention recipient from the University of Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) Awards for Clinical Excellence for her paper, "Families with Holocaust Survivors: Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Multigenerational Trauma."