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John Stanley Coulter Award ACRM Award

John Stanley Coulter Award

2019 Award Recipient


Christine MacDonell, FACRM was awarded the prestigious John Stanley Coulter Award Lectureship

ACRM is pleased to honor Christine M. MacDonell, FACRM, with the 2019 John Stanley Coulter Award. Chris will present the award plenary, An Around the World Perspective: Moving the Needle on Rehabilitation Medicine and Research on 5 November during the opening session of the ACRM 2019 Annual Conference in Chicago. Reserve your tickets today and play to celebrate this extraordinary achievement at the Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala, 7 November 2019 at the Hilton Chicago.

Chris began her varied career in the health care industry as an occupational therapist after graduating from the University of Southern California. While still in California, she became an administrator of a full continuum of care. Chris came to CARF in 1991. She has served as the Managing Director of Medical Rehabilitation and Aging Services during her time with CARF. Chris is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Chris has represented CARF International at international, national, regional and local meetings to promote and interpret standards and the use of accreditation as a quality business and clinical strategy throughout the continuum of care. She is part of the medical rehabilitation team responsible for the training of CARF surveyors and also the development and revision of CARF standards.