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Recent Faculty Honors and Awards

Paula Allen-Meares is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare for 2006-07.

Social work icon Katherine Kendall congratulates Dean Paula Allen-Meares.

On September 27, Dean Paula Allen-Meares received the NASW Foundation’s 2006 Knee/Witt- man Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Health and Mental Health Award.

Perry Wittman (Milton Wittman’s son), Dean Paula Allen- Meares, and Ruth Knee at the award ceremony.

Letha Chadiha was invited to serve on the edito- rial board of Social Work Research, a journal of the NASW. She has also accepted an invitation to serve on the program committee of the John A. Hartford Geriatric Faculty Scholar’s Program, which is co- sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America.

Sandra K. Danziger has received the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Excellence in Research Award for her contribution to the follow- ing article: Henly, J. R., Danziger, S. K., & Offer, S. (2005). e contribution of social support to the material well-being of low income families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67, 122-140.

As a result of Jorge Delva’s research on drug use in Latin America, he was invited by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) program to have lunch with Mr. Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organization of American States, who visited the University of Michigan on October 30.

With financial support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Jorge Delva was invited to teach a

  • · University of Michigan School of Social Work

course in January by the Organization of American States at the 9th International Summer Program on Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Univer- sity of Chile, Santiago. e purpose of the one-week course was to provide Latin American researchers with research training on drug epidemiology.

Lorraine Gutiérrez was the keynote speaker at the Latino Behavioral Health Summit in Indiana on November 9 and 10, speaking on empowerment and Latinos in the 21st century. She also was elected to the board of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) for a two-year term.

Leslie Hollingsworth spoke on international adop- tions in the University of Michigan’s first School of Social Work podcast on November 13. In addition, Newsday printed her comments on Madonna’s adop- tion in a November 2 article.

Edith Lewis has been selected to be a distinguished fellow by the National Council on Family Relations.

  • is status honors her “outstanding and enduring

contributions that have broad impact on the field of family science.”

Lydia Li traveled to China for two weeks in September to forge relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration and exchange activities. She met with directors and faculty of social work at three universi- ties in Beijing and three in Hong Kong, and she gave lectures to students at the three Beijing universities.

Lydia Li (front row, center) with master of social work students at Renmin University, Beijing.

Robert Ortega and Mieko Yoshihama are members of the recently convened U-M Diversity Blueprints Task Force charged with developing innovative approaches to uphold and enhance diversity at the University.

While on sabbatical, Michael Reisch is the Zellerbach Visiting Professor at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley. He was appointed to a second term on the Governor’s Task Force on Children’s Justice, State of Michigan.

Edie Lewis

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