John Stanley Coulter Award 2017
ACRM is pleased to honor James H. Rimmer, PhD, with the 2017 John Stanley Coulter Award. Dr. Rimmer will present the award lecture, Pathway from Acute Rehabilitation to Lifelong Health and Wellness for People with Disabilities, on 28 October 2017, during the ACRM 94th Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Rimmer is a professor in the School of Health Professions and the first Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and Director of Research at Lakeshore Foundation. He is also a senior scientist in the Center for Exercise Medicine and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at UAB and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine.
Dr Rimmer’s research interests explore the use of new and emergent technologies in developing biobehavioral and environmental strategies to promote beneficial physical activity and healthful weight management in people with disabilities.
He directs two federally funded centers, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (funded by CDC since 1999), and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities (funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research since 2002).
He is the principal investigator and director of a new PCORI grant comparing a clinic vs. home-based telerehabilitation program for adults with multiple sclerosis. He has had 24 years of continuous federal funding averaging approximately $2M per year.
ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR#2017)
CORE: 25 – 28 OCT 2018 // HILTON ATLANTA, USA // PRE-CONFERENCE 23 – 25 OCT