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2016 Blanche Grosswald Endowed Lecture: Using Integrated Models of Care to Improve the Health of Latinos with Serious Mental Illness

The 2016 Endowed Grosswald Lecture speaker

Join us to hear from Leopoldo J. Cabassa, MSW, Ph.D., associate professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and assistant director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He received his M.S.W. and Ph.D. from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. Dr. Cabassa’s research examines health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities with serious mental illness and informs the development and implementation of interventions to reduce these inequities.

About The Blanche Grosswald endowed lectures

The Blanche Grosswald endowed lecture was established by James Cone and family, friends, colleagues, and former students of Blanche Grosswald, to support an annual visiting lecturer whose work best exemplifies her vision of progressive social work research, teaching and practice.

Blanche Grosswald was an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work from 2001-2003. She was a graduate of UC Berkeley, where her dissertation examined the impact of shift work on family relationships. She was dedicated to social justice and human rights and worked to effect change across many fields including public health, law, and labor and health policy. She was beloved for her courage and support for the rights of the downtrodden, despite a lifetime struggle with depression.

We hope to see you all at the lecture.

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