On the morning of March 14th, Dr. Kumpfer received a call from Leslie Silva saying Miguel Silva, her beloved husband and my graduate student at the University of Utah had died of lung cancer related to asbestos after surgery to remove his diseased lung. He left behind four young children and many friends and colleagues in the SFP family. He was one of our best trainers of group leaders especially for Spanish speaking trainees. Along with Joaquin Fenollar, Ph.D., he had trained clinicians in Monterrey, Mexico, who within a year completed over 800 families. Their outcome results were excellent. He ran the Spanish speaking parent training groups as NorthStar Elementary in SLC for which we got excellent results.
Donations can be made to the SF Foundation to establish a scholarship fund in his name for minority graduate students in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah.
Below: Miguel Silva at the SFP Trainer Reunion at Zion National Park, Utah, April 2014.