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Mildred Mailick (1927 - 2013)
Mildred Mailick had a long and distinguished career as a Professor of Social Work at the Hunter College School of Social Work. She also was a member of the faculty of the Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Social Work and the New York Academy of Medicine. Mildred was in practice as a clinician or as an educator for fifty years (1948 – 1998). Prior to receiving her doctorate, she was engaged in both agency and private practice. She taught in Hunter’s masters and doctoral program for twenty three years, teaching Casework and Clinical Practice. She published more than twenty five articles, presented thirty papers at conferences, edited two books, and contributed six chapters and reviews to books focusing mostly on clinical issues in health care. She was the Associate Editor of Social Work in Health Care (1989-1999) and served on the editorial board. Since her retirement, Dr. Mailick was active in a number of social work organizations including a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine (Social Work Section).
She received her undergraduate and a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago, and her doctorate in Social Work from Columbia University.