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Faculty and Staff Accolades for May 2018
May 22, 2018



Laura Cuesta was selected to participate in the 4th Annual Berkeley Workshop in Formal Demography that will be held at the University of California-Berkeley the first week of June. Cuesta will be part of the fourth cohort of an educational program that was designed to train the next generation of population researchers. This week-long program, with funding by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, consists of three days of hands-on training followed by two days of research presentations by invited faculty. Trainees’ expenses for materials, lodging, meals, and travel are all covered by the University of California-Berkeley.

Jeanne Koller presented "Aging and the LGBT+ Community: Culturally Sensitive Practice Recommendations" at the annual NASW-NJ conference on May 1, 2018.


Laura Cuesta has been awarded $1,500 from the Rutgers Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Small Grant Fund for Research on Latin America. Her project will use the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) database to examine the factors associated with child support receipt in six Latin American countries, including Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

Emily Greenfield was recently accepted as a fellow of The Gerontological Society of America, the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. Her fellowship was unanimously approved by GSA’s Council on May 10, 2018, after review and recommendations by the GSA Fellowship Committee.

Lenna Nepomnyaschy was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network for a project titled, "Criminal Justice Involvement, State Policies, and Fathers' Involvement with Children," with post-doctoral scholar, Allison Dwyer Emory, as Co-Investigator. 


Ericka Deglau along with Ayse Akincigil, Ph.D. grad student, Anasuya Ray, and adjunct instructor, Jennifer Bauwens have a publication that appeared online on May 3.  It is part of a special issue on Title IVE Education in child welfare.
Deglau, E., Akincigil, A., Ray, A., Bauwens, J. (2018) What's in an MSW?  Graduate education for public child welfare workers, intention, engagement and work environment, Journal of Public Child Welfare, Special Edition.  IV-E Child Welfare Education:  Impact on Workers, Case Outcomes and Social Work Curriculum Development, 12(3): 238-263- 263.

Link to special issue:

Jacquelynn Duron has the following collaborative research now in press.
Parrish, D.E., von Sternberg, K., Benjamins, L., Duron, J., & Velasquez, M.M. (in press). CHOICES-TEEN: Reducing Substance-Exposed Pregnancy and HIV among Juvenile Justice Females. Research on Social Work Practice.

Shari Munch has a refereed conference presentation. 
Munch, S., McCoyd, J. L. M., Curran, L., & Harmon, C. (2018, May). Shining light on communications between women with medically high-risk pregnancy and their perinatal health care team. Paper presented at the meeting of the Forty-Second Annual Conference on Perinatal Social Work, Long Beach, California.

*Note: Harmon is RU-SSW graduate research assistant

Lenna Nepomnyaschy had published a paper with doctoral student, Sarah Gold.
Gold, S & Nepomnyaschy, L. 2018. Neighborhood Physical Disorder and Early Delinquency among Urban Children. Journal of Marriage and Family. Published online first. 

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