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On Monday, May 22nd the McSilver Institute sponsored the fifth annual McSilver Awards, which recognized 5 extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle issues of structural poverty and oppression. The event was held at the NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, and marked the first McSilver Awards under the leadership of its new Director Dr. Michael A. Lindsey. The event was sponsored by The New York Women... Read more
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work announced the appointment of Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, who until recently was Senior Advisor to the New York City Commission on Gender Equity, as its Deputy Director for Administration and External Affairs. Known as a force for social and economic change, and possessing extensive public sector experience... Read more
The McSilver Institute, with the generous support of the New York State Health Foundation, has partnered with four major Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors in New York State to create custom reports that will help providers inform and improve their clinical and business practices. Focusing on payer mix, service delivery, and program census, the reports provide behavioral health agencies with information key to... Read more
The McSilver Institute was a co-sponsor and NYU Silver School Professor and McSilver Faculty Fellow Dr. Deborah Padgett was one of the conveners of the International Conference on Justice and the Rights of Homeless Persons with Psychosocial Needs held in Chennai, India from September 1-3, 2016. The three-day event brought together presenters from around the world and more than 200 delegates from across India to... Read more
McSilver Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Community Collaborative Board (CCB) member Hadiza L. Osuji, PhD, was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program to support her continued involvement in research to close the knowledge gap regarding African immigrant women’s mental health. The highly competitive program was established by Congress... Read more
  The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work is pleased to welcome our new Director and McSilver Associate Professor of Poverty Studies, Michael A. Lindsey, MSW, MPH, PhD. According to NYU Silver Interim Dean James Jaccard, PhD, “Dr. Lindsey is a distinguished researcher, scholar, and teacher, who shares the McSilver Institute’s commitment to... Read more
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work is pleased to present a new episode of the quarterly web series Degrees of Freedom, in which New York City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez discusses the Council’s understanding of the structural issues perpetuating poverty and how it is acting to address them. Along with host Gary Parker, the McSilver Institute's... Read more
On August 18, 2016, leaders of the McSilver Institute’s Anti-Oppressive Steering Committee released a podcast titled “Understanding HERstory: An Anti-Oppressive Framework for Helping Professionals Working with Women.” This podcast was the fifth and final part in the Exploding the Myth of Women’s Equity webinar series, which sought to provide a holistic understanding of the impact of gender... Read more
From July 12-15, 2016 in Kampala, Uganda, the McSilver Institute partnered with Columbia University’s International Center for Child Health and Asset Development (ICHAD) and The AfriChild Centre of Excellence on the African Child to host the first annual Conference on Child Behavioral Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Innovative Research and Interdisciplinary Partnerships to Scale Up Evidence-Based Practice in... Read more
An analysis of social work scholars’ productivity and impact published in Research on Social Work Practice (2016, doi: 10.1177/1049731516645929) placed McSilver Institute Director Dr. Mary McKay among the field’s 40 highest impact scholars. Authors Dr. David R. Hodge, Kristen P. Kremer, and Dr. Michael G. Vaughn examined journal articles published by an elite sample of 143 fellows affiliated with the... Read more