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Paula Allen-Meares, dean and the Norma Radin Collegiate Professor of Social Work, and professor of education, has been named to a panel the New York Academy of Medicine is convening to study how to move health professions toward more effectively meeting the evolving health care needs of the American people—particularly the needs of an aging population increasingly facing chronic illness.


Steven Driscoll Hixson, senior graphic designer at the Museum of Art, received a first-place award within the American Association of Museums Publication Design Competition for the exhibition booklet "Masterworks of African Art: The Congo Basin." Hixson also received one of 10 national design excellence awards from Finch Paper for the same publication.


Linda Chatters, associate professor of social work and public health, and faculty associate with the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, has been selected a fellow of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Fellowship status is recognition by peers in GSA for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology and represents the highest class of membership. Chatters will be inducted at the GSA's 57th annual scientific meetings Nov. 19-23 in Washington, D.C.


The Center for Child Welfare Policy of the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare has named Matthew Howard, professor of social work and psychiatry, winner of a 2004 Pro Humanitate Literary Award. The center awarded a Herbert S. Raskin Child Welfare Article Award to Howard and his co-authors for "Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Toward a New Paradigm for Social Work Education." The award will be presented at the Children's Research Center's Structured Decision Making Conference Oct. 14. in Long Beach, Calif.

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