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The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work is an organization made up of over 90 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in 1977, GADE's primary purpose is to promote rigor in doctoral education in social work, focusing on preparing scholars, researchers, and educators who function as stewards of the discipline.

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Announcing the 2022 GADE Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 GADE Awardees!

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The 2022 GADE Student Award for Social Work Research is awarded to Bernadine Waller, PhD, LMHC from the School of Social Work at Adelphi University for their co-authored paper titled Correlates of depression among Black girls exposed to violence.

The 2022 Donna Harrington Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students is awarded to Phyllis Solomon, PhD from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the ​University of Pennsylvania.

Thank you for joining us at CSWE-APM!

CSWE-APM follow-up and 2021 GADE Awardee Recognition

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Thank you to those that joined us at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM) last week in Orlando, Florida! It was wonderful to reconnect with those of you in attendance. We recognize many of the GADE members were unable to attend in person. We are following up to provide the GADE Resources shared at CSWE-APM and to recognize the 2021 GADE Awardees that received their awards at the Doctoral Student Connection Breakfast with an awardee recognition video.

Announcing the 2022 Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration Winner

Congratulations to the winning proposal team!

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On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted to announce the winner of the 2022 Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration.

We received several outstanding proposals. After a thorough review, the Board has selected a proposal entitled Students from Migrant Backgrounds in Doctoral Programs in Social Work: Increasing Access and Creating Conditions for Success as this year's winner. Congratulations to Tanzilya Oren, Agnes N. Nzomene Kahouo Foda, and Maryam Rafieifar! 


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