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|Andrea Doyle, PhD co-authored two chapters in Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions published by Springer and presented with the NIAAA team at the Futures Without Violence Conference in San Francisco in March. She received a $5,000 summer fellowship from the Alice Paul Center to further understand female romantic partner relationships of HIV+ women, a substudy of her Healthcare Engagement of HIV+ Women.|
|An article by Karin Rhodes, MD, MS, and Joanna Bisgaier, PhD‘12 was selected by AcademyHealth, a leading health services research organization, as one of the five noteworthy articles of 2012. The article, Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The award highlights important contributions in health services research, particularly those that offer important implications for public policy.|
|Phyllis Solomon, PhD has been awarded the Moses Distinguished Professorship at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College for the academic year 2012-2013. In November, she was invited as a Visiting Scholar at University of Western Ontario, Medical School, Department of Psychiatry where she gave two workshops and a lecture. In December, she went to Tokyo, Japan where she lectured and taught at the Japan College of Social Work and present at the University of Tokyo.|
Susan B. Sorenson, PhD provided invited testimony about emergency shelter housing for battered women at a March 2012 hearing of the Public Safety Committee of the Philadelphia City Council. She compiled and presented data showing that Philadelphia has fewer beds for its size than all but nine states. The executive director of Women Against Abuse noted that Philadelphia's sole domestic violence shelter housed 615 people in 2011 and turned away 7,706 requests for shelter due to the lack of space.
Professor Sorenson and Penn undergrad Brian Mertens co-authored a commentary "Current Considerations About the Elderly and Firearms" that was published in the March 2012 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
The Philadelphia Foundation is funding the development and publication of the Violence Against Women in Philadelphia report. The work, headed by Susan B. Sorenson, director of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center, involves a team of Penn graduate and undergraduate students and collaboration with over a dozen city government agencies and community-based organizations.