John Stanley Coulter Award
John Stanley Coulter Award
2018 Award Recipient
ACRM is pleased to honor Mark S. Nash, PhD, FACSM, with the 2017 John Stanley Coulter Award. Dr. Nash will present the award plenary, Disparities of Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment and Intervention in Persons with Disabilities: At the Fork in the Road? during the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference in Dallas.
Dr. Nash is a tenured Professor of Neurological Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Founding Principal Investigator of Applied Physiology Research for the Miami Project, Director of Research in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Co-Director of the NIDILRR South Florida SCI Model System at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Nash is an ACSM Fellow and has published more than 125 scholarly manuscripts, monographs, and chapters. His research focus has addressed causes and interventions for cardiometabolic dysfunction after SCI, which has earned extensive support from the U.S. Departments of Education, Defense, and Health & Human Services, and the Craig Neilsen Foundation. He has delivered 250 worldwide lectures and keynotes, has been a grant reviewer for the NIH, CDC, DoD, DoE, and VA, and sits on Advisory Boards for six domestic and foreign nations. Many of his 45 mentored graduate students, national/ international in-service research trainees, and post-doctoral fellows, have gone on to professional prominence.
Dr. Nash is Chair of the Cardiometabolic Guideline Panel for the PVA-sponsored Consortium on Spinal Cord Medicine, Chair of Research & Awards for ASIA, and the current Chair of the International SCI Extended Data Set on Voluntary Exercise. He received the 2012 David Apple, MD Award from ASIA.
To be named the Coulter Lecturer is to be recognized as one whose professional achievements have contributed significantly to the field of rehabilitation, as did Dr. John Stanley Coulter. After his death on December 16, 1949, the Board of Governors of the American Congress of Physical Medicine, as the ACRM was named at that time, established a fund to provide for a series of Coulter Lectures "as an expression of devotion to their departed colleague and leader." Since 1951, the John Stanley Coulter Lecture has been a highlight of every annual meeting of the ACRM.
The first Lecture was presented at the organization's 29th Annual Session in Denver on September 5, 1951. Given in the form of a eulogy to Dr. Coulter by Kristian G. Hansson, MD, the lecture provided a quick sketch of the man many in the field regard as "the father of physical medicine and rehabilitation."
"All human enterprises have leaders and so has medicine," Dr. Hansson said in his eulogy. "Physical medicine was fortunate to have such a leader in Dr. Coulter. He proved his leadership in many ways, as a soldier, as an author and editor, as a physician, and as a friend to those who sought his advice."
Serving in the US Army from 1911 to 1920, Dr. Coulter was sent to France during the first World War, where he took charge of the first overseas convalescent and rehabilitation center. There he first became associated with physical and occupational therapy.
He was assistant editor of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Acta Americana, contributing more than 50 articles on physical medicine and rehabilitation for medical journals.
Dr. Coulter specialized in PM&R and introduced the practice of PT and OT in the treatment of industrial workers disabled by accidents and disease. He helped to establish the AMA Council on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was its chairman from 1942 to 1949. Always striving to improve the training of physical therapy technicians, he was instrumental in forming the American Registry of Physical Therapy Technicians.
The ACRM Program Committee nominates candidates for the John Stanley Coulter Award. Award recipients present the prestigious John Stanley Coulter Lecture during the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research.
October 2018, Dallas
Mark S. Nash, PhD, FACSM
Disparities of Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment and Intervention After SCI: At the Fork in the Road?
28 October 2017, Atlanta
James H. Rimmer, PhD
Pathway from Acute Rehabilitation to Lifelong Health and Wellness for People with Disabilities
4 November 2016, Chicago
Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD, MPH
Moving from Dissemination to Implementation
29 October 2015, Dallas
Michael Boninger, MD
Neuroprosthetics to Wheelchairs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Assistive Technology
11 October 2014, Toronto
V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD
Improvements in Motor Function After SCI With Neuromodulation is Highly Dependent on Activity-Dependent Mechanisms
16 November 2013, Orlando
Allen Heinemann, PhD, FACRM
Measuring, Managing, and Predicting Rehabilitation Outcomes: Reflections on Nearly 30 Years of ACRM Membership and a Research Agenda
13 October 2012, Vancouver
Susan Harkema, PhD
Neuromodulation of Spinal Circuitry for Recovery after Neurologic Injury
15 October 2011, Atlanta
Keith Cicerone, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
October 2010, Montreal
Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Fulfilling the Promise: Supporting Participation in Daily Life
October 2009, Denver
Robert “Bobby” Silverstein, BS, JD
The Anatomy of Change: The Need for Effective Disability Change Agents
October 18, 2008, Toronto
Ruth Brannon, MSPH, MA
Rehabilitation Research: Blueprint for the Future
October 6, 2007, Washington DC
John Whyte, MD, PhD, FACRM
A Grand Unified Theory of Rehabilitation (We Wish!)
September 30, 2006, Boston
Martin Grabois, MD, FACRM
Through the Looking Glass: A Personal View of Health Care Reform in Rehabilitation Medicine
October 1, 2005, Chicago
Denise Tate, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
The State of Rehabilitation Research: Art or Science?
September 11, 2004, Ponte Vedra Beach
Leonard Diller, PhD, ABPP/ABCN
Pushing the Frames of Reference in Cognitive Rehabilitation
October 25, 2003, Tucson
Joel A. DeLisa, MD, MS
Shaping the Future of Medical Rehabilitation Research: Using the Interdisciplinary Research Model
October 5, 2002, Philadelphia
Paul Bach-Y-Rita, MD
Brain Plasticity as a Basis for Late Neurologic Rehabilitation
October 27, 2001, Tucson
Lex Frieden, MA
Listening for Footsteps (Rehabilitation and Independent Living)
October 21, 2000, Hilton Head
Lauro S. Halstead, MD
The Power of Compassion and Caring in Rehabilitation Healing
October 16, 1999, Orlando
Margaret A. Nosek, PhD
Overcoming the Odds: The Health of Women With Physical Disabilities in the US
November 8, 1998, Seattle
John F. Ditunno, Jr., MD
Predicting Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury: A Rehabilitation Imperative
September 13, 1997, Boston
Florence P. Kendall, PT
Sister Elizabeth Kenny Revisited. (This address was published in the Archives, but illness prevented Mrs. Kendall from presenting her address in Boston.) GerbenDeJong, PhD substituted as the Coulter Luncheon speaker on "The Growth Maturation, and Consolidation of the Medical Rehabilitation Industry and Their Implications for ACRM's Research Mission."
October 15, 1996, Chicago
Robert G. Frank, PhD
Lessons from the Great Battle: Health Care Reform, 1992-1994
June 25, 1995, Arlington
Richard Bruno, PhD
PostpolioSequelae and the Paradigms of the 50s: Newtie, Ozzie, and Harriet Versus Paradigms of Caring and a Future for Rehabilitation in America
June 11, 1994, Minneapolis
Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD
Measuring What Matters: Key Rehabilitation Outcomes
June 25, 1993, Denver
Gerben DeJong, PhD
Health Care Reform and Disability: Affirming Our Commitment to Community
November 15, 1992, San Francisco
Jean Cole Spencer, PhD, OTR
The Usefulness of Qualitive Methods in Rehabilitation: Issues of Meaning, of Context, and of Change
October 29, 1991, Washington DC
Mark L. Rosenberg, MD
Injury Control: Meeting the Challenge
October 23, 1990, Phoenix
Carolyn L. Vash, PhD
New Venues, New Allies, New Ways