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Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Distinguished Lecturer Award

2020 Award Recipient


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The Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Care Award recognizes those making important contributions to the advancement of oncology care. We are delighted to award Lynn Gerber, MD with the 2020 lectureship in honor of her achievements.


“The field of cancer rehabilitation is new, growing, challenging and supporting survivors of cancer diagnoses. The rehabilitation professional community, few in number but dedicated to enabling cancer survivors to live the lives they wish to live. I am grateful to be part of this movement and honored to have the ACRM recognize this field, permitting me th opportunity to share my views. Thank you.”

—Lynn Gerber, MD

The award presentation will take place during the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Business meeting at the ACRM 2020 Annual Conference at the Hilton Atlanta. Dr. Gerber will present her award lecture on her recent work. Stay tuned for more details, coming soon.



Dr. Gerber is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology sub-specialty and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She was the Chief of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the Clinical Center, NIH 1975-2005. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Gerber joined the faculty of George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, established the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability the Laboratory for the Study and Simulation of Human Movement. She is Director for Research, Medicine Service Line, Inova Health System. She is a special volunteer at the Clinical Center, NIH. She has contributed 17 chapters to textbooks on cancer rehabilitation; has authored 30 peer reviewed manuscripts on the subject of rehabilitation of patients with breast cancer, children with sarcoma, models of care for cancer rehabilitation and cancer related fatigue. She has helped develop outcome measures to standardize assessments for cancer patients. PNC Foundation has supported her work on the nature of fatigue in women with breast cancer. She has received 3 grants (2 as PI and one as Co-I) to investigate cancer related fatigue. She is the recipient of the Debbra Flomenhoft Humanitarian Award, APTA, the Dietz Lectureship in Cancer Rehabilitation and ACRM Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award, 2016.