Fellows of ACRM

The Fellow of ACRM designation recognizes active members with an outstanding record of professional service to ACRM who have also made contributions of national significance to the field of medical rehabilitation. Fellows may use the designation “FACRM” after their name to identify this achievement.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Fellows of ACRM

The ACRM Fellows Committee and Board of Governors are pleased to announce the 2017 Fellows of ACRM. Please join them in congratulating these dedicated members. They will be recognized for their service and achievement at the Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner & Gala, 27 October, during the ACRM 94th Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Jeffrey Basford

Jeffrey Basford

John Morris

John Morris

Dawn Neumann

Dawn Neumann

Elizabeth Skidmore

Elizabeth Skidmore

Alan Weintraub

Alan Weintraub

Jeffrey R. Basford, MD, PhD
Professor & Consultant
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Dr. Basford is Professor of PM&R at the Mayo Clinic where his research has focused on brain rehabilitation, the physical agents, cancer rehabilitation, and functional preservation. He is a corresponding member of the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine and has served on the Archives editorial board, both as a member and its editor in chief, for 30+ years.


John Morris, PhD
Clinical Research Scientist
Shepherd Center

Dr. Morris is a clinical research scientist at Shepherd Center focusing on research and development of assistive and rehabilitation technology for people with all types of disability. He leads several R&D projects for mobile software applications and clinical interventions based on mainstream consumer technology platforms, and directs several research projects focusing on user needs and usability for product and service design, development and testing for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) and for the LiveWell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies for Community Living, Health and Function (LiveWell RERC). He has also served as operations director for both of these RERCs. Additionally, John is the local PI for two research and training projects on caregiving – one funded by the Department of Defense to develop a skills assessment tool for direction of caregiving by people with tetraplegia, and one funded by NIDILRR to develop an online course to train paid caregivers how to work with people with spinal cord injury. Prior to joining Shepherd Center, John worked for Oracle Corporation as a senior product development manager, designing and validating new and updated products and services. He also served as Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Connecticut. John has been a member of ACRM continuously since 2011, originally serving as a member of the Consumer Relations Committee (absorbed into the Communications Committee) and later as a Chair of the Communications Committee. He currently serves as founding Co-Chair of the Technology Networking Group.


Dawn Neumann, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, IU School of Medicine
Clinical Research Associate, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI)
Director, IU InterFACE Center at RHI (A Human Observation Lab)
Founder, EmotEd, LLC

Dr. Neumann is an Associate Professor and Research Director at Indiana University and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI). Her research focuses on emotion perception and regulation deficits after traumatic brain injury (TBI). She serves on the ACRM Program Committee and BI-ISIG Executive Committee. She is also on the editorial review board for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.


Elizabeth R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Skidmore is Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Skidmore’s federally-funded research examines associations among cognitive impairments, mood symptoms, and activities of daily living in persons with brain injury and neurocognitive decline; and interventions that promote independence among adults with cognitive impairments.


Alan H. Weintraub, MD
Medical Director Brain Injury Program, Craig Hospital
Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System
Associate Clinical Professsor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Weintraub has been Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Craig Hospital since 1986 and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His specific research and clinical interests are in neuroimaging biomarkers, neuropharmacology, access to rehabilitation and the long-term consequences of brain injury afflicting individuals and their families.


Nomination Procedure

To nominate a colleague, please review the FACRM Nomination Procedures. Self-nominations are also welcome. All qualified nominees are considered by the ACRM Board of Governors, who makes final decisions for acceptance.


Fellows of ACRM

Jeffrey Basford, MD, PhD, FACRM
John Morris, PhD, FACRM
Dawn Neumann, PhD, FACRM
Elizabeth R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM
Alan H. Weintraub, MD, FACRM

Patricia Heyn, PhD, FACRM
Ross Zafonte, DO, FACRM

Anne Deutsch, PhD, BSN, RN, CRRN, FACRM
Susan Horn, PhD, FACRM
Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD CBIST, FACRM

Teresa Ashman, PhD, FACRM
Deborah A. Backus, PhD, FACRM
Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, FACRM
Chris MacDonell, FACRM
Stephen Page, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FACRM
Theresa Louise-Bender Pape, Dr.PH, MA, CCC-SLP/L, FACRM
Risa Richardson, PhD, FACRM
Angelle Sander, PhD, FACRM

Leighton Chan, MD, MPH, FACRM
Flora Hammond, MD, FACRM
Cindy Harrison Felix, PhD, FACRM
Mike Jones PhD, FACRM
Virginia Mary Mills, MS, PT, CCM, FACRM
Ron Seel, PhD, FACRM
Lance Trexler, PhD, FACRM

Jennifer Bogner, PhD, FACRM
Gary Ulicny, PhD, FACRM
Susan Charlifue, PhD, FACRM

Sue Ann Sisto, PhD, FACRM
Angela Colantonio, PhD, FACRM

Thomas Felicetti, PhD, FACRM
Donna M. Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM

Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM
Cynthia Dahlberg, MA CCC-SLP CPHQ, FACRM

Jeffrey B. Palmer, MD, FACRM

Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP-CN, FACRM
Daniel Graves, PhD, FACRM


Joel DeLisa, MD, MS, FACRM
Tessa Hart, PhD, FACRM
Ralph Marino, MD, FACRM
Mark Sherer, PhD, FACRM

Marcel Dijkers, PhD, FACRM
Allen Heinemann, PhD, FACRM
Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD, FACRM
Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OT, FACRM
Deborah Wilkerson, MA, FACRM

Joseph Giacino, PhD, FACRM
Douglas Harrington, PhD, FACRM
Mark Johnston, PhD, FACRM
Jerome Tobis, BS, MD, FACRM

Herman Flax, MD, FACRM
Dorothea D. Glass, MD, FACRM
Dorothy L. Gordon, DNSc, RN, FACRM
Martin Grabois, MD, FACRM
Diana H. Rintala, PhD, FACRM
Denise G. Tate, PhD, FACRM

Henry B. Betts, MD, FACRM
Bruce M. Caplan, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Diana D. Cardenas, MD, FACRM
Larry E. Cervelli, BS, OTR, FACRM
Keith D. Cicerone, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
John D. Corrigan, PhD, FACRM
Gerben DeJong, PhD, FACRM
Susan A. Garber, MA, OTR, FAOTA, FACRM
J. Preston Harley, PhD, FACRM
Karen A. Hart, PhD, FACRM
Douglas I. Katz, MD, FACRM
James F. Malec, PhD, FACRM
John L. Melvin, MD, MMSc, FACRM
Philip A. Morse, PhD, FACRM
Gladys P. Rodriguez, PhD, FACRM
Mitchell Rosenthal, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Marcia J. Scherer, PhD, FACRM
Margaret G. Stineman, MD, FACRM
Gale G. Whiteneck, PhD, FACRM
John Whyte, MD, PhD, FACRM
Karen Wunch, MS, RN, FACRM

Theodore M. Cole, MD, FACRM
Thomas E. Strax, MD, FACRM