Iris Cohen Fineberg, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare, will receive the 2014 Project on Death in America Career Achievement Award from the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) at the SWHPN General Assembly in San Diego, California, on March 10-11, 2014.
“Congratulations are in order for Dr. Fineberg on receiving this prestigious award for her exemplary contributions to the field of palliative social work,” said Frances Brisbane, Dean of the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University.
In addition to outstanding leadership demonstrated throughout her career and her ongoing commitment to providing quality care to the seriously ill, dying and bereaved, Fineberg has also been recognized for her seminal family conferencing research and the professional palliative care education developed from the research. She has also contributed to professional education through publications in the Oxford Palliative Social Work Textbook and the Living with Dying Handbook, editorial contributions to numerous palliative care journals, and numerous national and international conference presentations.
Fineberg serves as president of the Association of Oncology Social Work and director of an intensive International Palliative Care Research summer program for healthcare professionals from more than 20 countries and 12 disciplines.