Edward Lowman Award

Edward Lowman Award

 

The Lowman Award was established in 1989 in honor of Edward Lowman, MD, who recognized the importance of multidisciplinary teams in rehabilitation. A nominee must be an ACRM member whose career reflects an energetic promotion of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation.

 

Allen W. Brown

Allen W. Brown, MD

2016 AWARD RECIPIENT

ACRM is pleased to recognize Allen W. Brown, MD as the 2016 recipient of the Edward Lowman Award.

Dr. Brown is consultant and division chair of brain rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and associate professor of PM&R at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is also project director of Mayo Clinic’s Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center, continuously funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research since 1998.

Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.

Dr. Brown’s research team studies the process of providing medical rehabilitation care to individuals after their brain function has been altered by injury or disease. The long term goal of this research is to improve participation in roles meaningful to these individuals through testing of rehabilitation models of care in the real world. Dr. Brown's research team works within the communities of the upper Midwest to study population-based epidemiology of brain injury, new interventions for improving walking after stroke and negotiating public transportation using smart phone technology, and community-based randomized clinical trials of complex clinical interventions to improve advocacy skill and quality of life after brain injury. Dr. Brown has led the development of an acquired brain disorders service line at Mayo Clinic which integrates acute care and team-based rehabilitation consultative services that provides efficient, patient-focused care across the continuum of need and recovery.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Nominee must be someone whose career reflects an energetic promotion of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation
  • Nominee must be an ACRM Member

 

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

Nomination instructions and deadlines

Submit a nomination to the Awards Committee by emailing Terri Compos, Community Relations Manager.

 

AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

2016

Allen W. Brown, MD

2000

James F. Malec, PhD, LP, ABPP-CNRp, FACRM

2015

Hubert Vuagnat, MD

1999

Jacquelin Perry, MD

2014

No award given

1998

Marcus J. Fuhrer, PhD

2013

Elliot Roth, MD

1997

John L. Melvin, MD, FACRM

2012

Jeffrey Basford, MD

1996

Robert Hogan, MS

2011

Gale Whiteneck, PhD, FACRM

1995

Theodore Cole, MD, FACRM

2010

Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, FACRM

1994

R. Edward Carter, MD

2009

No award given

1993

Justus F. Lehmann, MD, PhD

2008

James A. Sliwa, DO

1992

Rex H. Newton, MD

2007

No award given

1991

Lauro Halstead, MD, MPH

2006

Henry Betts, MD, FACRM

1990

June S. Rothberg, PhD, RN

2005

No award given

1989

Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD

2004

No award given

2003

Martin Grabois, MD, FACRM

2002

Dale Strasser, MD
Judith Falconer, PhD

2001

James F. Malec, PhD LP, ABPP-CNRp, FACRM