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Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Distinguished Lecturer Award

2022 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 Lisa Vanhoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAAPT with the 2022 lectureship in honor of her achievements.


“Thank you so much for this award. I’m honored beyond words.”

—Lisa Vanhoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAAPT

The award presentation will take place during the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Business meeting at the ACRM 2022 Annual Conference at the Hilton Chicago. Dr. Vanhoose will present her award lecture on her recent work. Stay tuned for more details, coming soon.



Dr. Lisa VanHoose describes herself as your intercultural guide. She can help you make uncomfortable situations and topics comfortable and exciting. She is a Clinical Professor at Baylor University in the Physical Therapy Department. She is the Principal Investigator of the Wellness Equity and Larithmics Laboratory. Dr. VanHoose is the Founder and CEO of the Ujima Institute and Foundation. The mission of the organization is to improve Black health outcomes and patient/client satisfaction through workforce upskilling focused on intercultural development and interactions. Dr. VanHoose received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed postdoctoral training in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology and Aging. Her BS in Health Science and MS in Physical Therapy were completed at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. VanHoose has investigated workforce diversification and health disparities since 1995. She is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncologic Physical Therapy. She is also the past President (2012-2016) of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a certified Patient Navigator through the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute. She is a trained facilitator through the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. She has trained in the Louisiana Racial and Health Equity Learning Laboratory which focuses on building the capacity of leaders across the state to address systemic barriers and social inequities affecting marginalized and minoritized communities. She is always excited to learn with and from all humans.