The Silberman School of Social Work proudly recognizes Rachel Chernick, LCSW, a doctoral candidate in the Silberman-CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in Social Welfare, for receiving this year’s Anne Rosen Noran Dissertation Award. This prestigious award will support her toward completion of her dissertation.
Rachel is a highly accomplished scholar and researcher, and an Adjunct Professor at Silberman. Her work focuses on substance abuse, particularly transitions from non-prescription opioid use to heroin use among young adult populations. Her rigorous, evidence-based scholarship is informed by many years of clinical practice, including her service as the Program Director of the Opioid Treatment Program at the Addiction Institute of New York, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital (now Mount Sinai St. Luke’s). Rachel’s intellectual seriousness and commitment to serving vulnerable groups exemplify the best of Silberman.
The award, established by Social Welfare doctoral program graduate Anne Rosen Noran (’98), is awarded to one Level III PhD student annually. The entire Silberman community congratulates Rachel on this honor.