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Jan 17

Academy Adds 19 In Class of 2020

January 17, 2020
Events, Fellow News

Congratulations to our outstanding Class of 2020.  Fellows inducted in January, 2020 in Washington, DC include: • Laura Abrams, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles • Kimberly A. Bender, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver • Lucy Berliner, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington • Robert J. Chaskin, School

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Oct 16

Fellow Zayas Goes Live On Ted Talks

October 16, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

Fellow and University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas delivers a knockout new Ted Talk on family separation at the border: https://www.ted.com/talks/luis_h_zayas_how_family_separation_at_the_us_mexico_border_affects_children_s_mental_health

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Aug 26

Zayas On NPR

August 26, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hick School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas recently appeared on NPR.  Zayas was part of a panel discussing the effects of immigrant detention on children’s mental health. See the transcript here.    

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Aug 26

Manderscheid Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

August 26, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Practice Fields

Academy Fellow Ron Manderscheid is the 2019 winner of The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS) Lifetime Achievement award. NYAPRS is a not-for-profit organization comprised of a mix of recovering people and professionals who serve New York’s mental health recovery and rehabilitation community. Manderscheid currently serves as the executive director of the

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Aug 14

NASEM Appoints Guilamo-Ramos

August 14, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

New York University professor and Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos received an appointment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to a committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases.  As an expert on the committee, Guilamo-Ramos will provide recommendations for future policy and public health programs on the subject.  Read more.

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Jul 22

Dean Emeritus Barbara White

July 22, 2019
Fellow News

The Academy regrets the passing of inaugural Fellow Barbara White.  Dean White led the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years.

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Jul 19

Edleson Honored by City of Berkeley

July 19, 2019
Fellow News

Berkeley (CA) City Council member Ben Bartlett recently presented USC Dean of Social Work Jeffrey Edleson with a city proclamation honoring his accomplishments and service.

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Jul 19

Zimmerman On Federal Oversight For Assisted Living Facilities

July 19, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Research

Assisted living facilities are now adding nurses and doctors to their staff by legislative policy. Aging and assisted living expert Fellow Sheryl Zimmerman shares research in this discussion on assisting and federal oversight.

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Jul 19

Manderscheid On the FDA and CBD

July 19, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

CBD stores are sweeping the nation, and in this op-ed from Fellow Ron Manderscheid, he makes the argument for FDA approval on CBD.  Read more here on this topical national issue.

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Jul 10

Choi Wins PECASE Award

July 10, 2019
Fellow News

University of Texas at Austin professor and Fellow Namkee Choi is the winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor given by the United States government to scientists and engineers beginning their research careers. Read more.

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