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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.