The NYU Cancer Institute has announced the appointment of Constance McCatherin Silver to its Board of Advisors.
Dr. Silver has been a member of the NYU Board of Trustees since 2003 and serves on the Academic Affairs, University Life, and Global Affairs Committees. In 2007, she and her husband, Martin, made a contribution to the NYU School of Social Work, which is now the NYU Silver School of Social Work.
Dr. Silver graduated from the NYU School of Social Work, earning a BS degree in social work in 1978 and an MSW degree in 1979. She also received a PhD from the Union Institute and University in 1983. Dr. Silver has been a practicing social worker and psychoanalyst in New York City since the early 1980s.
She maintains afﬁliations with the Training Institute of Mental Health, Union Institute and University, and the Martin and Dr. Constance Silver Education Center (a Florida Humane Society facility), among other organizations. She was born in Maine and continues to have close ties with the University of Southern Maine and several waterfront associations.
The Silvers’ primary residence is Indian Creek Island, Florida, where Dr. Silver serves as the Special Training Director for the local public service agency. The Silvers also spend time in New York City and Westport, Connecticut. In her spare time, she notes that “her love of art holds forth.”
“When thinking of the important goals in society, I put education and health improvement on the top of my list,” Dr. Silver says, describing her decision to join the NYUCI Board. “I believe that, in one fell swoop, I am fortunate enough to be able to take a swipe at each one.”