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Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Award ACRM Award

Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award


The Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award was established in 2013 to recognize clinician-scientists working in the spirit of Dr. Rosenthal in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. ACRM members who are mid-career (within 6 -15 years of completion of training) are eligible. Recipients of this award are leaders in rehabilitation science making significant contributions to the field through their current brain injury rehabilitation research.





ACRM is pleased to honor Shannon Miles, PhD with the 2023 Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award in recognition of her leadership and contributions to the field of rehabilitation research.




Mitchell Rosenthal, PhD, ABPP, was an early pioneer in the field of traumatic brain injury widely recognized for his contributions to the advancement of clinical exploration and therapeutic practice. He was influential in the founding of the National Head Injury Foundation (now the Brain Injury Association of America), the creation of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and the development of the national TBI Model System.


2023 Shannon Miles, PhD
2022 No Recipient
Noelle Carlozzi, PhD
Stacy Suskauer, MD
2019  Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla, PhD
Dawn Neumann, PhD, FACRM
2017  Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD
Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM
Deirdre R. Dawson, PhD, OT Reg (ON)
2013  Joshua B. Cantor, PhD, ABPP


  • Candidate must be a current member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Candidate must attend the current year’s ACRM annual conference.
  • Candidate must be within 6 to 15 years of completion of training.
  • Candidate must demonstrate that he or she has been a leader and made significant contributions to rehabilitation research in his or her career work as demonstrated by grant awards, research publications, presentations, etc.
  • Candidate does not need to be within a Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, but must be conducting rehabilitation research.
  • Candidate must show evidence of leadership in a rehabilitation related organization; demonstration of service to ACRM is not a required criterion.
  • Candidates may self-nominate

One award recipient is provided for each award, no one person may receive two awards in one year.
For this reason, multiple nomination files will not be entertained for multiple awards nominations.
Only the first submission will be recognized.

All award nominees must not have received an award within the last 3 years.


  • Nomination letter must include nominee contact information  (name, email address, phone number)
  • A statement of approximately 500 words in length outlining the nominee’s research and leadership accomplishments in rehabilitation.
  • Three letters of support that are written by ACRM members.
  • A CV for the nominee.


Nomination instructions and deadlines >>

Submit nominations to the Awards Committee by emailing Terri Compos, Community Relations Manager.