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ACRM Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award

2019 Award Recipient


The Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award recognizes someone who has demonstrated excellence in the field of interdisciplinary cancer rehabilitation in one or more important areas including, but not limited to, clinical care, medical education or research.

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The 2019 Excellence in Cancer Rehabilitation Award recognizes Julie Silver, MD for the important contributions she has made to the field of cancer rehabilitation medicine. This award will be presented during the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group Business meeting at the ACRM 2019 Annual Conference in Chicago on Wednesday, 6 November at 8:00 PM. Please join us in congratulating her for this outstanding achievement.

Dr. Silver will also present the keynote presentation at the Pre-Conference Early Career Development Course on 5 November.


Julie K. Silver, MD is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of PM&R at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silver has held numerous leadership positions and is a former start-up company founder. Dr. Silver has been an integral part of developing the new Spaulding Research Institute—from conception to launch. Her own research and clinical work has focused on improving gaps in the delivery of healthcare services, particularly cancer rehabilitation. She is well-known for her ground-breaking work on “impairment-driven cancer rehabilitation” which was initially published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians–a high impact factor oncology journal that is published by the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Silver is the co-founder and former co-chair of the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group for the ACRM. She is a researcher and nationally recognized expert on inclusion, diversity and equity. Her work in equity intersects with physician burnout as well as dissemination and implementation science. She has published multiple reports on bibliometrics—educating researchers about both conventional and alternative metrics—aimed at supporting both research dissemination and faculty promotion.

Her publishing track record is broad and deep, and she has authored/edited nearly 100 books, including medical textbooks and popular press books. She is a leading authority on topics related to healthcare leadership, wellness and equity. She has published numerous studies and other reports in high-impact journals that include the New England Journal of Medicine and multiple JAMA Network journals.

Her work has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The London Times and NPR. She has also appeared on numerous TV shows including the CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Fox News and ABC News.



ACRM 96th Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research

CORE: 5 – 8 NOV 2019 // CHICAGO USA // PRE-CONFERENCE: 3 – 5 NOV 2019