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Grants and Awards

Grants and Awards

Keren Bachi (GC, 2014)
was selected to receive a postdoctoral research fellowship supported by the NIDA T32 postdoctoral training program in Interdisciplinary Training in Drug Abuse Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow with the Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Group at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Jagadisa-devarsi Dacus 
Jagadisa-devarsi Dacus, has been selected to receive the 2014-2015 Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship Award from the National Association of Social Workers Foundation. The Aron Fellowship provides partial support to social work doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research in health care policy and practice. He is a also the recipient of a Black Male Initiative Dissertation Award

Gary DeFraia (GC, 2011).  The White House recently announced the Department of Defense will adopt Dr. DeFraia’s policy recommendation for a PTSD and Brain Injury program, called inTransition, significantly expanding its scope. Dr. DeFraia is one of the program designers and served as Program Director from 2009 to 2014.

 Kimberly Livingstone, a second year doctoral student, has received an Advanced Research Collaborative Research Praxis Fellowship Award from the Graduate Center of CUNY.  She has also been awarded a Doctoral Student Research Grant for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Both programs provide partial funding to Ph.D. students engaged in research. Currently, she and Dr. Daniel Herman are co-investigators on a research study exploring service-use experiences of formerly homeless adults residing in supportive housing and how people successfully move on to more independent living situations.  Ms. Livingstone is also the recipient of a Silberman School of Social Work Fellowship.

Jonathan Edwards received the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research of the NYU School of Social Work 2014 Award.
Jama Shelton (GC, 2013) received the NYU Silver School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award, 2014.
Fabienne Snowden is the recipient of a MAGNET Dissertation Fellowship for the 2014-15 Academic Year to assist her in the completion of her dissertation.