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A primary driving force advancing the mission of ACRM is the dedicated volunteers working within ACRM community groups. Each interdisciplinary special interest and networking group is a unique community where like-minded, yet specialized health care and research colleagues network and collaborate to improve the lives of people living with disabling conditions.

Independently, each group pursues their choice of projects and product development initiatives relative to their interests and expertise. Collectively they share a commitment to support the advancement of evidence-based practice, public funding of rehabilitation research and the promotion of high-standards for rehabilitation research.

Most special interest and networking groups are comprised of task forces focused on specific topics or projects. As an ACRM member, you may participate in existing task forces or propose and lead the development of a new one.

There is no better place to participate in a diverse community of your peers and be recognized for your contributions to rehabilitation medicine. All members are encouraged to join and participate in the groups and task forces committed to the issues they care about most. Contact the appropriate chair to get started.



> Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG)
Chair: Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP-Rp, FACRM

> Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG)
Chair: Jeanne M. Zanca, PhD, MPT

> Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (Stroke-ISIG)
Chair: Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FACRM


“What does ACRM Mean to You?”

Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP/Cn, FACRM
Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center


Arts & Neuroscience Networking Group
Chair: Ron Hirschberg, MD

Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group
Co-Chair: Julie Silver, MD
Co-Chair: Vish Raj, MD 

Complementary, Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group
Chair: Sonya Kim, PhD, CRC, BCB

Early Career Networking Group
Chair: Brooks Wingo, PhD

Geriatrics Rehabilitation Networking Group
Chair: Emily Nalder, PhD

Health Services Research Networking Group
Chair: James E. Graham, PhD, DC

International Networking Group
Chair: Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, FACRM

Measurement Networking Group
Chair: Noelle Carlozzi, PhD

Military / Veterans Affairs Networking Group
Co-Chair:  Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, FACRM
Co-Chair: Joel D. Scholten, MD

Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group
Chair: Patricia Heyn, PhD, FACRM

Neuroplasticity Networking Group
Co-Chair: Theresa Pape, DrPH, MA, FACRM
Co-Chair: Lynne Gauthier, PhD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group
Co-Chair: Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP
Co-Chair: Cristina Sadowsky, MD

Physicians and Clinicians Networking Group
Chair: Joe Rosenthal, MD

Technology Networking Group
Co-Chair: Megan Mitchell, PhD
Co-Chair: John Morris, PhD



Get involved on the ground floor of these new ACRM groups now forming:

Lifestyle Medicine Group
Chair: Elizabeth Pegg Frates, MD

Limb Restoration Rehabilitation Group
Co-Chair: Gerasimos Bastas, MD, PhD
Co-Chair: Danielle Melton, MD

Pain Rehabilitation Group
Chair: LaDonna Saxon, PhD