The UB School of Social Work takes pride in the work that dedicated students, faculty, staff and community partners contribute to social work practice and education.
In 2018, the UB School of Social Work was among the best graduate schools of social work in the country, according to the most recent survey by U.S. News & World Report. Ranked* in the top 10 percent of schools nationwide, the school was 24th in the overall survey.
*Social Work schools were ranked every four years through 2016. 2018 marks the start of annual rankings.
2015 Visual Design in Print Publications - Judges' Citation by the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD)
2013 Best Website Media Award Winner by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
2015 Magazines - Judges' Citation by the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD)
2013 Best Redesign Winner - Award of Excellence by the University and College Design Association Competition (UCDA)
Professor Catherine N. Dulmus has been elected (2013) a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Social Work Academy, a prestigious invitation to join a select group of practitioners and scholars from ten health professions committed to advocating comprehensive, affordable and accessible health care for everyone. These dedicated individuals are selected for their influential, enduring educational or research contributions to best practice in healthcare. Their expertise is utilized to advise Congress, healthcare planners and public agencies on interprofessional healthcare issues in research, practice, policy and education.
Associate Professor Robert Keefe, LMSW, PhD, was named (2013) a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), an honor bestowed on high-achieving health professionals whose research has made a significant impact in their chosen field of practice.
Clinical Professor Denise Krause was appointed (2015) to a five year term on the New York State Board of Social Workers. The Social Work Board is one of 29 boards and committees that assist the New York State Education Department and the Board of Regents in the licensing, practice and discipline of 50 professions.
Associate Professor Barbara Rittner was appointed (2014) to a three-year term on the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy Board of Trustees, one of the oldest advocacy groups in the country.
Professor Deborah Waldrop was invited (2015) to serve on the C-Change (Collaborating to Conquer Cancer) Planning Committee to develop a National Consensus Research Agenda for Palliative Care and Hospice Care in Cancer.
Additional, Waldrop received (2015) the Award of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care Research by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.