BI-ISIG AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017 TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
Consumers and Early career members of the ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG): We are listening to your concerns and know how difficult it may be to obtain travel funds for ACRM. Therefore, we are inviting you to apply for a travel scholarship to attend the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hilton Atlanta – valued at $650!
The Executive Committee of the BI-ISIG is committed to supporting consumers and early career involvement in the BI-ISIG and its task forces. There are seven (7) productive BI-ISIG task forces from which to choose. Attending the Annual Conference and getting involved in task force work is a great way to get started. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, collaborate with experienced brain injury professionals, and advance your career!
THREE (3) SCHOLARSHIPS– valued at $650 each will be awarded to support travel to the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta! Self-nominations are welcome.
Nominations Due: 4 August 2017.
All nominees are required to:
- Be current ACRM members (i.e., paid membership)
- Be active BI-ISIG members who are early career members (within five years of completion of training, terminal degree OR postdoctoral fellowship, if applicable) OR consumers
- Demonstrate active participation in one of the 7 BI-ISIG task forces prior to applying for the scholarship
- Obtain endorsement from their BI-ISIG task force chair
- Planning to attend the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference
- Attend the BI-ISIG business meeting and the Task Force meeting at the Annual Conference.
*Both an endorsement from the nominee's task force chair and specific information regarding their participation are required.
Each BI-ISIG Early Career Annual Conference scholarship recipient will receive a cash award of $650 to cover travel expenses to attend the Annual Conference.
Contact the BI-ISIG Early Career Officer Dr. Monique Pappadis for more information.
2018 MID-YEAR MEETING TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP
The Executive Committee of the BI-ISIG is committed to supporting early career involvement in the BI-ISIG and its task forces. There are seven (8) productive BI-ISIG task forces from which to choose. Attending the Mid-Year Meeting and getting involved in task force work is a great way to get started. Don’t miss this opportunity to network, collaborate with experienced brain injury professionals, and advance your career!
Nominations/ Applications are due 5 January.
CLICK HERE to complete a Nomination/ Application Form
FOUR (4) SCHOLARSHIPS – valued at $400 each will be awarded to support travel to the ACRM Mid-Year meeting in Dallas. All nominees/ applicants are required to:
- Be active BI-ISIG members who are within five (5) years of completion of training (terminal degree OR postdoctoral fellowship, if applicable)
- Be active members or plan to become active members of one of the 7 BI-ISIG task forces
- Obtain endorsement from their BI-ISIG task force chair
- Attend the BI-ISIG business meeting at the Mid-Year Meeting
Previous BI-ISIG travel award recipients remain eligible to apply, if they meet scholarship requirements. However, preference will be given to new applicants when a nominee has previously received two consecutive BI-ISIG Mid-Year Meeting Travel Scholarships.
2017 Mid-Year Meeting Travel Scholarship Recipients
The BI-ISIG is pleased to announce the 2017 Early Career Travel Scholarship recipients. We would like to thank everyone who applied for a scholarship and congratulate those of you who were selected this year. We are confident that all three recipients will make an invaluable contribution. This year's recipients are:
Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD
Health Care Program Manager
Rehabilitation Research Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Shannon Juengst, PhD, CRC
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Jonathan N. Dodd, PsyD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH)
Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine – St. Louis
DR. JOSHUA B. CANTOR SCHOLAR AWARD
The Cantor Scholar Award is presented by the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) to a BI-ISIG member in recognition of outstanding research that is judged to be a significant contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation. The award is named in honor of Dr. Joshua B. Cantor, who was well known for his research on life after TBI.
2017 AWARD RECIPIENT
The BI-ISIG Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Kristen Dams-O'Connor has been selected to receive the 2017 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award.
The BI-ISIG Executive Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award is Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD. This award was established in honor of Joshua Cantor, former ACRM and BI-ISIG member. To be selected as the awardee is to be recognized as a professional whose work embodies the spirit of Dr. Cantor’s endeavors and achievements, which aimed to provide solace, meaning, and hope to individuals with TBI. It is clear from Dr. Dams-O’Connor’s body of work and accomplishments that she shares this vision.
Dr. Cantor would be very proud of his former mentee and colleague, and thrilled that she has been selected for this honor in his name.
Dr. Dams-O’Connor is Director of the Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai and Associate Professor in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Her primary areas of clinical and research expertise are in neuropsychological assessment, neurobehavioral interventions for individuals with neurological diseases, and studying long-term outcomes after TBI.
2017 POSTER AWARDS
Congratulations to the following winners of the BI-ISIG outstanding poster awards. These posters were presented during the ACRM 94th Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Early Career Award
This award is given to a researcher in the first 10 years of his or her career, who is first author of a poster in the area of brain injury exhibited at the annual conference and judged on its merits across several areas of topic relevance and importance, research methodology, coherence, writing quality, and overall presentation.
The 2017 Early Career Award winner is:
Exploring the Association Between Sleep and BMI in Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury
First Author: Marcus Brown Racine, PhD
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Center of Innovation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
David Strauss Memorial Poster Award
This award was created in 2004 in honor of David Strauss, PhD, a long-term BI-ISIG member, nationally recognized for his humanistic interests, vision, and teaching in post-acute TBI topics. This award is given to the primary author of a poster presentation at the annual conference judged as best reflecting Dr. Strauss’s areas of interest.
The 2017 David Strauss Memorial Poster Award winner is:
Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety Disorders Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retrospective Cohort Study
First Author: Richard Delmonico
Chief of Neuropsychology, Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center