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Fellow of ACRM


The ACRM Fellows Committee and Board of Governors are pleased to recognize Dr. Yael Goverover for her outstanding record of professional service to ACRM and for the nationally significant contributions she has made to the field of medical rehabilitation by conferring on her the designation of ACRM Fellow.


Please join them in congratulating Dr. Goverover. She will be recognized for her service and achievement at the The ACRM Gala, during the ACRM 2024 Annual Conference (ticketed event). All registered attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Dr. Yael Goverover is a Professor and Director of Post-Professional Programs at New York University. Her contributions to advancing cognitive rehabilitation practice and research in functional cognition for persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) stand out as exemplary. Dr. Goverover’s research has highlighted functional cognitive difficulties experienced by those with MS and ABI and has investigated relationships between cognitive impairments and occupational performance. She has created, further developed, and investigated functional cognitive assessments and interventions that promote everyday functioning for those with cognitive impairments. Dr. Goverover has received over 3 million dollars in competitive research grants from a variety of sources, including NIH and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She has written several book chapters, published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals, and presented her work at numerous international and national conferences, contributing extensively to the fields of cognitive rehabilitation and occupational therapy. Dr. Goverover has also represented occupational therapy’s perspective on several crucial interdisciplinary national committees and panels focused on cognitive rehabilitation. Her outstanding work has helped to raise the visibility and importance of Occupational Therapy in cognitive rehabilitation. Lastly, Dr. Yael Goverover has been a significant contributor to ACRM and the field of cognitive rehabilitation, particularly concerning MS. She has held leadership positions in the NDNG since 2020, serving as a member of the MS task force and co-chair of the NDNG cognitive rehabilitation task force since 2022. Dr. Goverover co-initiated the NDNG cognitive rehabilitation task force with Dr. DeLuca to increase focus on cognitive rehabilitation in the MS population. She has been a member of ACRM since 2003.

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