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In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell

The Academy regrets to inform you of the passing of Kathleen Ell on January 9, 2021. Professor Ell was one of 30 social workers inducted into the one of the first classes of Fellows for the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), and served as a member of the Board.

During her 37 years at the University of Southern California, she was recognized as an innovator in the field of mental health care and held the Ernst P. Larson Professorship of Health, Ethnicity and Poverty. In 2012, she was awarded the Knee-Whitman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Health and Mental Health Practice by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

We invite you to read the remembrances of her mentees and colleagues.

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