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Drs. Lance Keene and Vincent Guilamo-Ramos Awarded W.T. Grant Foundation Mentoring Grant

During the course of the two-year, $110,000 grant, Dr. Keene, in close collaboration with Dr. Guilamo-Ramos, will lead the research project “Multi-dimensional inequality among young sexual minority men of color: Exploring the potential to leverage existing HIV treatment and prevention infrastructure to improve life chances.”

Study Provides a Fresh Look at Mental Health Preparedness and Service Use among Older Adolescents in Foster Care

A new study conducted by a team of researchers from across the country, led by Dr. Michelle Munson, provides an updated look at counseling and medication use among teens in foster care, and reports on how prepared 17-year-olds feel to manage their mental health as they near adulthood.

HHS Grant Awarded for Youth HIV Prevention Education, Testing, and Patient Navigation in South Bronx

Under a five-year, $1 million grant, the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at NYU Silver will implement and evaluate an innovative community-centered approach to help prevent HIV and substance misuse by minority youth.

Dr. Darcey Merritt Awarded Seed Grant with Rutgers’ Dr. Cassandra Simmel for COVID-Related Child Welfare Research

Their mixed study will assess the impact of COVID-19 on child welfare-involved families and the caseworkers charged with serving them in New York City, the early epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S.

Drs. Kathrine Sullivan and Carolina Vélez-Grau Awarded Seed Funding for Upstream Research

Dean Neil B. Guterman established an Upstream Research Seed Fund to support faculty members’ early scientific activity that advances knowledge in the fields of social work and prevention science more generally.

Randomized Clinical Trial Finds Adolescents’ Sexual Risk Behavior is Sharply Reduced with the Involvement of Parents and Healthcare Providers

An NIH-funded RCT conducted by Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and colleagues shows the efficacy of Families Talking Together, a triadic intervention to postpone adolescent sexual debut and to promote condom use among adolescents 11 to 14.


Dr. Michael A. Lindsey discussed the role of racism and discrimination in the staggering rise of suicides among black children.

Dr. Deborah Padgett and global colleagues proposed an approach to population mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos provided advice for parents on having ongoing, informative, and comfortable conversations with their children about sex.

Dr. Carol Tosone discussed shared trauma and offered guidance for clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey explained why Black Americans do not trust the police to treat them equally.

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos cited evidence that Latinx have been disproportionately affected by police discrimation and violence and must no longer be left out of reform conversations.

Dr. Darcey Merritt co-authored an op-ed addressing the barriers to child protection during the COVID-19 pandemic and calling for a federal response.

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey addressed the intersecting sources of mental distress currently impacting Black youth across the nation.

Dr. Robert L. Hawkins said that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government ought to increase public benefits rather than cut them.

Dr. Judith Siegel explained object relations and how it can cause two people who have never met before to feel like they have known each other for years.

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Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills, Second Edition
Guilford Press has published a new edition of this bestselling text and reference for social scientists, co-authored by Dr. James Jaccard. The revised and updated edition prepares graduate students, new researchers, and even seasoned investigators to develop their own theories and build on existing ones.


Dr. James I. Martin gave the Raymond R. Webb, Jr. Lecture at University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work on “Which Way for Social Work on Sexual and Gender Minority Issues?”

Dr. Judith Siegel gave the National Association of Social Work‒New Jersey Chapter’s Pre-Conference Plenary on “Clinical Application of Neuroscience Research.”

Drs. Darcey Merritt and Kirk “Jae” James Honored with NYU Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award

One of NYU’s most prestigious honors, the award recognizes outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through teaching excellence, leadership, social justice activism, and community building.


Dr. Susan Gerbino was named to the Oncology Social Work CORE advisory committee for a nationwide initiative at the University of Michigan School of Social Work in collaboration with the Association of Oncology Social Work.

Dr. Ernest Gonzales was elected to the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering (NASEM), Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE), Understanding the Aging Workforce and Employment at Older Ages Committee. He also received a Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award from the Mather Institute for the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences paper he co-authored entitled Trajectories of Perceived Workplace Age Discrimination and Long-Term Associations with Mental, Self-Rated, and Occupational Health.

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos was appointed to the United States Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). He was also appointed to the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, and was appointed to a four-year term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant was named chair of the National Crittenton Board of Trustees and was selected by the Latino Social Work Coalition to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey was named to BET's Black History Month “Future 40” for his research on child and adolescent mental health problems, specifically within the Black community.

Dr. Darcey Merritt was elected to the Board of Directors of the Child Welfare League of America, and was named to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, and to the Editorial Board of Child Maltreatment.


Monika Estrada Guzman, MSW ’16, honored by NASW-NYC and Auburn Seminary
As the founding Program Director of Nido de Esperanza, a faith-based early childhood intervention program in Washington Heights/Inwood, Estrada Guzman has built a place of hope, community, and support for poverty-impacted and immigrant families with infants and toddlers ages zero to three.


Victoria Cerone, DSW ’20, Receives Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care Best Article Award
Cerone’s award-winning article presents an in-depth description of anticipatory loss and describes the therapeutic practice skills needed by palliative care and all medical social workers to address the experience of anticipatory loss in an acute care setting.

PhD Candidate Rachel Ludeke Awarded Social Networks and Health Workshop Fellowship
In addition to attending the week-long virtual workshop, Ludeke will be paired with a mentor who will help to strengthen the methodology of her dissertation research exploring transitioning foster youth support networks as they consider educational and employment opportunities after they age out of care.

PhD Candidate Yeqing Yuan Awarded Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowship
The fellowship will provide partial support for Yuan’s dissertation research, a mixed methods study on housing stability among individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders receiving Assertive Community Treatment services.

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