First Annual Von Tauber Award

Margret Abraham, Ph.D., receives the Olga von Tauber award for scholarly contributions to global mental health.

The Von Tauber Institute for Global Psychiatry presented the first annual Olga Von Tauber Award for scholarly contributions to global mental health to Margaret Abraham, Ph.D.

The award presentation was followed by Dr. Abraham’s discussion on Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence among South Asian Immigrants in the United States. NUMC and Hofstra staff and trainees, as well as interested members of the public, attended.

Dr. Margaret Abraham is Professor and former Chair of Sociology, and Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity Initiatives, at Hofstra University. She was the Vice President, Research, of the International Sociological Association (2010-2014). She also served as the American Sociological Association Representative to the International Sociological Association for 2010-2014. Her receipt of the Von Tauber Award reflects her unique achievements in combining scholarly research on the neglected topic of trauma to immigrant women, with strong advocacy for the subjects of her study.

The Von Tauber Institute for Global Psychiatry originated with a generous bequest to the NUMC Department of Psychiatry from Long Island psychiatrist Dr. Olga Von Tauber and her husband Dr. Robert Von Tauber.