NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work research faculty member Barbara J. Berkman was honored recently with the Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Award at the American Cancer Society Volunteer and Staff Leadership Summit in Atlanta. The award recognizes Berkman's tireless research, practice, and advocacy of social work and its importance in caring for cancer patients and their families. She is responsible for advancements in the assessment instruments that oncology social workers use to identify patients and families who are at risk for poor psychosocial adjustment to changes in health status.
Berkman is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.