University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2009 for Excellence in Research.

Philip McCallionPhilip McCallionSocial Welfare

Professor Philip McCallion, joined the University in 1994 in the School of Social Welfare. He currently serves as Director of three organized research units: the Institute for Social Services Research and Development; the Center on Child Welfare, Drug Addiction and Intergenerational Risk (CWDAIR); and the Center for Excellence in Aging Services.

Professor McCallion's research on dementia and aging is described by his nominator as "pathbreaking", and constitutes one of the most significant arenas for scholarly contributions in gerontology. His scholarly efforts infuse an intergenerational perspective on many aspects of aging and disabilities. Professor McCallion was the first gerontologist to study grandparents as primary caregivers for their grandchildren; this work garnered national attention and informed innovative social services to support these families. He has also studied dementia, informing effective services for this growing population.

Professor McCallion has received funding totaling over $15 million dollars in federal and foundation grants. He has been named a Hartford National Scholar (2000) and a Hartford National Mentor (2003) by the Hartford Foundation's national social work gerontology initiative. In the words of his nominator, Professor McCallion is a, "gifted scholar" who "epitomizes the 21st century researcher who embraces research excellence at all levels.

Excellence in Research

Laurie Feldman Alan Lizotte Philip McCallion Serge Oktyabrsky

Alan Lizotte

Social Welfare
Serge Oktyabrsky
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