Distinguished Member Award
Distinguished Member Award
Established in 1988, the Distinguished Member Award honors an ACRM member who significantly contributes to the development and functioning of ACRM. Qualified nominees are ACRM members who provide extraordinary service as a member or chair of a committee, task force, ISIG, or networking group. These individuals demonstrate leadership and organizational abilities, and exemplify public service.
2016 Distinguished Member Award
ACRM is pleased to recognize Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT, Reg. (Ont.), FACRM as the 2016 ACRM Distinguished Member.
Dr. Colantonio has served ACRM through the years in multiple ways. She was the founding chair of the International Committee of ACRM, served as the committee's Board Liaison and continues to promote ACRM's international visibility in her current position as co-chair of the Research and Organization Task Force of the International Networking Group.
Starting in the fall of 2010 Dr. Colantonio spearheaded efforts to create a new BI-ISIG task force on Girls and Women with ABI. The task force has been received enthusiastically by researchers, professionals, and consumers and will help ACRM efforts in connecting the consumer and professional rehabilitation community. The task force certainly addresses an area of significant need in medical rehabilitation.
Dr. Colantonio is the inaugural director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and a senior scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She holds the CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health, Focusing on Brain Injury, and was awarded the 2015 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation. From 2003-2013 Dr. Colantonio held the Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injuries at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Colantonio has a PhD in epidemiology and public health from Yale University, and an MHSc in community health and BSc in occupational therapy from the University of Toronto. She is a fellow of ACRM, the American College of Epidemiology, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and serves on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Canada. Dr. Colantonio has authored over 200 publications and given over 300 presentations to research, clinical, and lay audiences.
NOMINATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
- Nomination letter must include nominee contact information (name, email address, phone number)
- NIH biosketch or CV for nominee
- Statement of qualifications describing why the positions and activities outlined in the biosketch or CV qualify the nominee for a particular honor (maximum 500 words)
- Your name and contact information, including email
SUBMITTING A NOMINATION:
2016: Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT, Reg. (Ont.), FACRM
2015: Lance Trexler PhD, HSPP, FACRM
2014: Chris MacDonell, FACRM
Philip A. Morse, PhD, FACRM
2013: Claire Kalpakjian, PhD
2012: Ronald Seel, PhD
2011: Martin Grabois, MD, FACRM
Stephen Page, PhD
2010: Henry B. Betts, MD, FACRM
2009: Marcel Dijkers, PhD, FACRM
2008: Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM
2007: Marcia, Scherer, PhD, FACRM
Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
2006: Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP (Rn), FACRM
2005: Kathleen Kalmar, PhD
John Whyte, MD, PhD, FACRM
Gale Whiteneck, PhD, FACRM
2004: Steven R. Hinderer, MD, MS, PT
2003: Karen A. Hart, PhD, FACRM
2002: Joseph T. Giacino, PhD, FACRM
Mark V. Johnston, PhD, FACRM
2001: Keith D. Cicerone, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
2000: No award given.
1999: Dorothy L. Gordon, DNSx, RN, CRRN, FAAN
Judith H. Stanton, RN, MS
1998: Karen E. Wunch, MS, RN, FACRM
1997: Virginia Mills, MS, PT
1996: Douglas E. Harrington, PhD, FACRM
Danese D. Malkmus, MA CCP-SLP CCM
1995: Stanley H. Ducharme Jr., PhD
J. Preston Harley, PhD, FACRM
Denise G. Tate, PhD, FACRM
1994: Justin Alexander, PhD
Kathleen B. Fralish, PhD
1993: J. Kent Canine, PhD
Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD
1992: Gerben DeJong, PhD, FACRM
1991: Marcus J. Fuhrer, PhD
1990: Nancy M. Crewe, PhD
Linda M. Hennig, MA, RN
Mary W. McKenzie, MSEd, OTR
1989: Mary D. Romano, MSW (posthumously)