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Announcing the 2023 GADE Award Winners

Published on Monday, December 12, 2022

Announcing the 2023 GADE Award Winners

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On behalf of the Group of Advancement for Doctoral Education (GADE) Board of Directors and Awards Committee, we are pleased to announce the 2023 GADE Awardees and the winner of the 2023 Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration.

The Student Award for Social Work Research is given to a doctoral student or a collaborative group of students, whose published (or in press) scholarship advances scientific inquiry in social work or social welfare. GADE strongly believes that excellent social work research can meaningfully advance anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices, programs, and policies within health, social, and educational institutions. Accordingly, the Student Award for Social Work Research seeks to encourage and recognize rigorous scholarly work that clearly contributes to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and demonstrates potential to impact social work practice, policy, or research.

The 2023 Student Award for Social Work Research is awarded to Shen (Lamson) Lin from the University of Toronto Factor Inwentash School of Social Work for their paper titled "COVID-19 pandemic and im/migrants’ elevated health concerns in Canada: Vaccine hesitancy, anticipated stigma, and risk perception of accessing care" published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Named after Donna Harrington, a leader in doctoral education who is recognized as an exemplary mentor of doctoral students, the Donna Harrington Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students is given to a faculty member who has a sustained and demonstrable record of exemplary commitment to and achievement of excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in mentoring of doctoral students and creating an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diverse doctoral students from underrepresented communities.

The 2023 Donna Harrington Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students is awarded to Dr. Kimberly Bender from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.

The Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration is designed to engage students across universities around social work doctoral education topics, with an emphasis on centering student roles, leadership, and perspectives. The Board of Directors has selected a proposal entitled "Pushing Us Out? Assessing the Needs of Academic Parents in Social Work Doctoral Education" as this year's winner. Congratulations to Gabrielle Aquino-Adriatico from the University of Houston, Joanna La Torre from the University of Washington, Gabriela Mohr from the University of Houston, and Jessica Ramirez from the University of Washington.

Sincere thanks to the GADE Awards Committee and Board of Directors for their careful review of the outstanding application pool and to all of the nominators for taking the time to elevate the work of social work faculty and doctoral students. The Awards Committee was extremely impressed by the quality of applications and the exciting work represented in the nomination packages.

Awardees and the student project winners will be recognized at the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ at the GADE Reception on Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm. We hope you will join us for this opportunity to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.

In Service,

Denise Burnette, PhD, MSSW, MS
President, Board of Directors
Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work


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