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Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award ACRM Award

2018 Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award Recipient


Early Career Award recipient, John Ross Rizzo

ACRM is pleased to honor John Ross Rizzo, MD, MSCI, with the Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award for the significant contributions he has made to rehabilitation research during his early career work. Dr. Rizzo will present the 2018 Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award Lecture, From Eye-Hand Coordination to Incoordination: Stroke Circuitry, Computational Load and Motor-Motor Dual Tasks (807498), on 3 October during the ACRM Annual Conference in Dallas. Read More >>



John-Ross (JR) Rizzo, MD, MSCI, is a physician-scientist at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation, where he is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a cross-appointment in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (NYU-Tandon School of Engineering). He leads the Visuomotor Integration Laboratory (VMIL), where his team focuses on eye-hand coordination, as it relates to acquired brain injury (ABI), and the REACTIV Laboratory (Rehabilitation Engineering Alliance and Center Transforming Low Vision), where his team focuses on advanced wearables for the sensory deprived and benefits from his own personal experiences with vision loss. He is also the Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of Tactile Navigation Tools, LLC, where he and his team work incessantly to disrupt the assistive technology space for those with visual impairments of all kinds, enhancing human capabilities.

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