At the most recent Society for Social Work Research Annual Meeting, CUSSW was honored with four top awards. Out of five possible award categories, the following four awards were granted to CUSSW students and professors – past and present – for outstanding achievements in research:

A Lifetime Achievement Award went to David Fanshel, former CUSSW professor now retired.

The 2004 Outstanding Research Award went to CUSSW professor Jane Waldfogel, assistant professor Wen Han and their colleague Jeanne Brooks-Gunn of Teacher’s College for their article “Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Outcomes in the First Three Years of Life: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care.”

The 2004 Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award went to CUSSW doctoral graduate Rogerio M. Pinto for “Factors that Influence African-American Women’s Participation in HIV Prevention Programs: An Ecological Perspective.”

An honorable mention for the 2004 Outstanding Dissertation Award went to CUSSW doctoral graduate Brian Lam for his dissertation “Psychological Distress Among Vietnamese American Adolescents: Toward an Ecological Model.”

Fittingly, the awards were presented by Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health and the School’s Fall 2003 Distinguished Visiting Scholar, whose mother Ruth Insel is a CUSSW alumna. Congratulations all!

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