Gold Key Award

Gold Key Award

 

Gary R. Ulicny, PhD, FACRM

Dr. Gary R. Ulicny

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2017 AWARD RECIPIENT

The ACRM Awards Committee is proud to recognize Gary R. Ulicny, PhD, FACRM, President and CEO of GRU Healthcare, with the highest honor given by ACRM, the Gold Key Award.

Dr. Ulicny has been involved in medical administration for over 30 years. He is currently the President and CEO of GRU Health Care, an international consulting group specializing in building business and treatment cultures that promote excellence. For almost 23 years, he served as the President and CEO of Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, a 152-bed hospital that specializes in the treatment of persons with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and other neuromuscular disorders.

During Dr. Ulicny’s tenure, Shepherd Center has for 14 years been ranked in US News & World Report as one of the best rehabilitation hospitals in the nation, been presented with the Edward Loveland Award for Distinguished Contributions in Healthcare by the American College of Physicians, selected as the Hospital of The Year by the Georgia Alliance of Hospitals, and named one of Atlanta’s Best Employers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Atlanta magazine.  In addition, Shepherd Center has enjoyed model systems designation, both for spinal cord and brain injuries by the National Institute on Disability, Rehabilitation and Research. Dr. Ulicny received the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to healthcare and was elected as a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Ulicny received his PhD in behavioral psychology from the University of Kansas in 1986. He is published extensively in the area of rehabilitation and has held adjunct appointments in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and in the Department of Human Development at the University of Kansas. Dr. Ulicny is a member of numerous professional organizations, served on the national board of the Head Injury Foundation and served as the President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine  Dr. Ulicny and his wife Jane have two sons.


ELIGIBILITY

This award was established in 1932 as a certificate of merit for members of the medical and allied professions who have rendered extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation. Candidates are nominated by members of the ACRM Board of Governors and the recipient chosen by a Nominating Committee vote. It is the highest honor given by ACRM.

Candidates may be any medical professional who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation. The winner is not required to be an ACRM member.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2016
Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FACRM2015
John Corrigan, PhD, FACRM2014
Donald T. Stuss, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN, Order of Ontario, FRSC, FCAHS2013
Ralph Nitkin, PhD2012
Marcel Dijkers, PhD

2011
Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP/Cn, FACRM

2010
Ruth Brannon, MSPH, MA

2009
Gale Whitneck, PhD, FACRM

2008
Keith Cicerone, PhD, ABPP, FACRM

2007
Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD

2006
Marilyn Price Spivack

2005
Margaret G. Stineman, MD

2004
Donald E. Galvin, PhD

2003
Barbara de Lateur, MD

2002
Mitchell Rosenthal, PhD, FACRM

2001
Karen A. Hart, PhD, FACRM

2000
Katherine D. Seelman, PhD

1999
L. Don Lehmkuhl, PhD

1998
Gerben DeJong, PhD, FACRM

1997
Thomas P. Dixon, PhD

1996
Theodore M. Cole, MD, FACRM
Thomas E. Strax, MD

1995
Carmella Gonnella, PhD, PT
Irving K. Zola, PhD

1994
Lex Frieden, MA
Samuel L. Stover, MD

1993
Martin Grabois, MD
Roberta B. Trieschmann, PhD

1992
Sheldon Berrol, MD
Leonard Diller, PhD
Dale E. Eazell, MS

1991
Joel A. DeLisa, MD
Dorothy L. Gordon, DNSc
Don A. Olson, PhD

1990
Thomas P. Anderson, MD
J. Paul Thomas, PhD
John S. Young, MD

1989
Dorothea D. Glass, MD

1988
John L. Melvin, MD, FACRM

1987
Marcus J. Fuhrer, PhD

1986
Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD

1985
James A. Cox Jr.
Paul Brent England
Gordon Martin, MD

1984
Henry B. Betts, MD, FACRM
June S. Rothberg, PhD, RN1983
Creston C. Herold1982
Ernst Gunther Marquardt, MD1981
Herman J. Flax, MD1980
Rene Cailliet, MD

1979
Richard E. Verville, LLB

1978
John W. Goldschmidt, MD

1977
John V. Basmajian, MD

1976
Representative John Brademas
Sir Ludwig Guttmann, MD
Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr.

1975
Harriet E. Gillette, MD
Mary Lasker
Mieczyslaw Peszczynski, MD

1974
Martha Taylor Sarno, MA

1973
Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
G. Keith Stillwell, MD, PhD

1972
William A. Spencer, MD

1971
Paul M. Ellwood Jr, MD
Justus F. Lehmann, MD

1970
Ernest W. Johnson, MD
Edward W. Lowman, MD

1969
Elizabeth Licht
Sidney Licht, MD

1968
Joseph G. Benton, MD, PhD
Edward E. Gordon

1967
Ernst Fischer, MD
W.T. Liberson, MD, PhD

1966
Arthur S. Abramson, MD
William J. Erdman II, MD

1965
Glenn Gullickson, Jr, MD
Paul A. Nelson, MD

1964
Thomas B. DeLorme, MD
Mary W. Switzer

1963
Louis B. Newman, MD
Eugene J. Taylor

1962
Donald A. Covalt, MD
A.B.C. Knudsen, MD

1961
Frederic J. Kottke, MD

1960
Philippe Bauwens, MD

1959
Fred B. Moor, MD

1958
Howard A. Rusk, MD
Arthur L. Watkins, MD

1957
Karl Harpuder, MD
William H. Schmidt, MD

1956
Miland E. Knapp, MD

1955
Robert L. Bennett, MD
Earl C. Elkins, MD
Walter M. Solomon, MD (posthumously)

 

1954
George Morris Piersol, MD1953
George G. Deaver, MD
Henry H. Kessler, MD1952
Basil O'Connor1951
Howard A. Carter
Stafford L. Osborne
Winfred Overholser1950
Svend Clemmesen, MD
Kristian G. Hansson, MD
Harry M. Hines, MD

1949
No award given this year

1948
Frank H. Ewerhardt, MD
Richard Kovacs, MD

1947
Lord Thomas J. Horder, MD
Andrew C. Ivy, MD
Maj. Gen. Norman T. Kirk

1946
Ralph Pemberton, MD

1945
No award given due to World War II

1944
Herman L. Kretschmer, MD
Frank H. Krusen, MD

1943
John S. Coulter, MD

1942
Sister Elizabeth Kenny

1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bernard M. Baruch
W.S.C. Copeman, MD
William Bierman, MD

1940
George Washington Crile, MD
Abraham R. Hollender, MD
Charles F. Kettering
Disraeli Kobak, MD
Malcolm T. MacEachern, MD
William F. Petersen, MD
Horatio B. Williams

1939
Joseph A. Riviere, MD
Edward C. Titus, MD
A. Bern Hirsh, MD
James B. Mennell, MD

1938
Henry C. Bazett
Albert Bessemans
Harry E. Mock, MD

1937
Kurl Huldschinsky, MD
Louis Edouard Lapicque, MD

1936
Edwin Beer, MD
Sir Henry Gauvain, MD
Professor Stefan Jellinek
Professor Joseph Plotnikow

1935
Friedrich Dessauer, MD
Joel Ernest Goldthwait, MD
Stephan Leduc, MD
A. Rollier, MD
Joseph W. Schereschewsky, MD
Willis R. Whitney, MD

1934
Oscar Bernhard, MD
Henry Bordier, MD
W.W. Coblentz, MD
LeRoy Watkins Hubbard, MD
Franz Nagelschmidt, MD

1933
Gustavus M. Blech, MD
Gustav Bucky, MD
Harvey Cushing, MD
Claudius Regaud, MD
Walter John Turrell, MD

1932
Jacques Arsene D'Arsonval
William L. Clark
Frederick de Kraft
F. Howard Humphris
Howard Kelly
Gustav Kolischer
Albert F. Tyler