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Welcome Sara L. Schwartz, Ph.D.
CWS/CMS Dynamic Reports
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NIH Electronic Submission Procedures
Welcome Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D.
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Welcome Sara L. Schwartz, Ph.D., Post-Doc and Director of the Mack Center on Non-Profit Management. Sara L. Schwartz received her PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Portland State University in 2007 and her MSW in 2001 from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Dr. Schwartz’s research and teaching interests include social service organizations, nonprofit management, workforce resilience and retention, work engagement, organizational theory and development, and community organizing.  Her work experiences span over a decade of service to an array of social service organizations, including nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations, public child welfare, and national advocacy organizations.  In her position as Research Director for the Mack Center on Nonprofit Management, Dr. Schwartz will utilize her experiences as a practitioner, researcher, instructor, and community member to help build a knowledge base on nonprofit organizations that addresses the many strengths and challenges experienced by this community.

CWS/CMS Dynamic Reports: We are proud to announce our new Dynamic Reports of CWS/CMS data.  This interface generates ad hoc reports from variables and sub-categories specified by users.  These new reports provide increased control of output and permit many possible searches and comparisons to address specific questions of interest. Click here to access the CWS/CMS Reports.

Ed Cohen, Director of CSSR, has accepted a position of Assistant Professor at San José State University's School of Social Work, starting Fall, 2007. He'll be teaching research design and methods. We wish him well in his new job!

Congrats to Amy Conley (CSSR doctoral student researcher) and Michelle Johnson (recent CSSR doctoral student researcher) who were chosen as "2007 Doctoral Fellows Awardees" at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in January, 2007. In the words of Former Surgeon General David Satcher (who gave the Presidential Plenery talk immediately following the award ceremony) "'s wonderful to receive recognition from your peers!"

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NIH Electronic Submission for R01 Applications
Announcement Date: 11/30/06
Subject: New Forms and Process for NIH R01 Grant Application Submissions for Feb. 2007 Receipt Dates and Beyond!


For the new February 5, 2007 receipt date and beyond…

*NIH will require electronic application submission for all R01 applications – NO MORE PAPER!

* Submission involves a new application form. The new SF424 (R&R) form set contains the same information, but has a very different look and feel. Try it out before it’s time to submit.

See for procedures to submit new R01 applications to any NIH Center.

The University Sponsored Projects Office has also implemented procedures--see

Welcome to Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Scholar for BASSC!

Elizabeth Anthony received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Work from the
University of Denver and holds a master's degree in Counseling from Santa
Clara University. Dr. Anthony's scholarly interests focus on resilience
in youth, the prevention of adolescent problems (such as substance abuse,
juvenile delinquency, and school failure), and the effects of
interventions and innovative practice approaches on children, adolescents,
and families. Her practice experience includes over 10 years in a
variety of social service and therapeutic settings with children, youth,
and families. As Research Director for BASSC, Dr. Anthony joins her
research and practice expertise in promoting evidence-based practice in
the Bay Area county social service agencies.

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See what we presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in San Francisco, January 2007. Visit the conference site and type keyword "Berkeley" to see what our faculty and students will be presenting.

New projects:

Coming soon: Center for Non-Profit Management Read about Professor Mike Austin's appointment as The Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professorship in Non Profit Organization Management

Evaluation of the Contra Costa County "Partnering for Permanence" project

Newsletter Archives:
January 2005
September 2004
August 2001

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