Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe and Marguerite Burns of UW–Madison’s Department of Population Health Sciences received the Willard Manning Award in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research from the International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 

The La Follette School’s David Wright-Racette received the Student Personnel Association (SPA) Frontline Award for his efforts as the school’s student services associate on April 25. Mo O’Connor, Wright-Racette’s supervisor, coordinated his nomination and had the pleasure of presenting his award at the 39th Annual SPA Awards Luncheon in front of numerous La Follette School colleagues and approximately 250 higher education professionals in Madison.

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

Professor Susan Yackee has received a two-year Vilas Associate Award that she will use to examine whether interest groups indirectly influence government regulations by lobbying the president's Office of Management and Budget.
From drug recalls to the amount of arsenic allowed in foods, the rules issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have a widespread effect on health and the economy. How public participation helps shape those rules will be better understood, thanks to a $500,000 grant awarded to political scientist Susan Webb Yackee.

La Follette School Professor Susan Webb Yackee and Christine Palus of Villanova University have won the Beryl Radin Award from the Public Management Research Association for Best Article in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) published during 2016.

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Zamastil matches volunteers to task at hand

Making the best match for volunteers and the tasks they do is alum Kim Zamastil's secret ingredient for keeping thousands of people engaged in community service at St. Patrick Center, Missouri's largest provider of services to homeless people.

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