Support social work research through this fund, named for a beloved former faculty member.
The PhD Grant Research Fund was created to celebrate the memory of UB faculty member Susan M. Nochajski, who passed away in 2015. The fund provides support for PhD students for research and scholarly initiatives in the School of Social Work.
An occupational therapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience working primarily with persons with developmental disabilities, Nochajski was a great teacher, excellent mentor and compassionate friend.
A prolific scholar, she was an investigator on more than 10 grants totaling more than $5.5 million and published extensively in her field. She was on the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Health Care, and was a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education.
Nochajski was a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a member of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association.
She earned a BS and MS in occupational therapy and a PhD in special education, all from UB.