Stein Receives Career Achievement Award

Recognition Honors Lifetime Contribution to Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work 

Dr. Gary Stein, professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, has been selected for the 2017 Career Achievement Award from the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network.

Dr. Gary Stein

Each year, the Network’s members honor their peers for outstanding achievements in social work hospice and palliative care. Awardees are among the top leaders in hospice and palliative social work, having made a significant professional contribution to the field for 15 years or more through a body of work including theory development, professional presentations, teaching, research, publishing and professional practice.

“Not only is this award personally gratifying,” said Stein, “but it also recognizes the emerging growth of hospice and palliative social work, an area that will see significant expansion in the decade ahead. Wurzweiler is addressing these developments in its MSW curriculum through our Gerontology and Palliative Care Certificates.”

“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Stein’s contribution to Wurzweiler School of Social Work,” said Danielle Wozniak, the Dorothy and David Schachne Dean of Wurzweiler. “Not only is Dr. Stein’s work in the areas of palliative care and hospice social work recognized as significant, but he is a fabulous teacher and curriculum developer who works tirelessly to prepare the next generation of clinical social workers to be empathetic and effective professionals. Through his efforts, Wurzweiler is becoming a thought- and practice-leader for social work education in these areas.”