David E. Biegel, PhD, the Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice at the Mandel School, has received the 2020 Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).
Presented by one of the premier social work associations, this award recognizes outstanding scholarship, rigorous approach to social work research, innovation, impact on the profession, and major contributions to social work knowledge development.
“This is a wonderful recognition of Dr. Biegel’s accomplishments in his exemplary career,” said Grover C. Gilmore, PhD, Dean of the Mandel School. “Since joining the faculty of the Mandel School in 1987, he has reflected the highest academic standards in research, teaching, and service.”
“Dr. Biegel is richly deserving of this prestigious award,” said Ruth E. Dunkle, PhD, President of SSWR. Now on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Dr. Dunkle taught at the Mandel School from 1978 to 1986.
In 2016, Dr. Biegel was honored as a SSWR Fellow, for serving the social work profession with distinction to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and the Gerontological Society of America.
Dr. Biegel is the author of more than 130 publications principally focused on family caregiving with frail elderly individuals, with persons with severe and persistent mental illness, and with individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
The award is being presented to Dr. Biegel at SSWR’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on January 18, 2020.