Columbia University’s School of Social Work paid tribute to Academy Fellow Steven Schinke in a virtual memorial on Friday, January 25. Colleagues interested in posting a tribute to Dr. Schinke should access https://socialwork.columbia.edu/news/tributes-to-professor-steven-schinke/.
The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare elected 21 new Fellows for their accomplishments as scholars and practitioners for achievement and advancement of social good in the field of social work. Newly elected Fellows were inducted into the Academy during a ceremony on Jan. 18, 2019, at the Society for Social Work and
Class of 2019 Fellow Eric Garland was recently appointed by the National Institute of Health to a 16-member multidisciplinary workgroup. The group will guide the $1.1 billion HEAL initiative to halt the opioid crisis. More on this initiative here.
University of Washington professors and Academy Fellows Richard Catalano and David Hawkins were recently named award winners at SSWR. The pair received the 2019 Distinguished Career Achievement Award. See more Academy winners here.
Congratulations to Fellows Brett Drake and Melissa Jonson-Reid, recipients of the 2019 Society for Social Work and Research Book Award. Their book, titled After the Cradle Falls: What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond to It, and What You Can Do About It won SSWR’s top honors. Academy Fellow Jill Berrick won the Honorable Mention Book
Great reading from Academy and Grand Challenges authors on social work research and scholarship: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/701198
Melissa Jonson-Reid, Academy Fellow and Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research at Washington University in St. Louis, is part of a team that received nearly 6.5 million dollars from the NIH to establish the Child Maltreatment Policy Research and Training Center. Read more here.
Former Dean and Boston University professor emeritus Gail Steketee is formally retired. But spend 5 minutes with her and you’d never know. An involved Academy board member, “vintage dancer” and renowned scholar on hoarding, Steketee shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. She’s soon to publish another edition of the Oxford University Press series dubbed