CAREER DEVELOPMENT OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD
The Career Development Outstanding Mentor Award was established in 2016 to honor those who have significantly contributed through mentorship to the development of early career rehabilitation professionals, the Early Career Development Course and the Career Development Networking Group’s Mentoring Task Force. Deadline to respond is 1 April 2022.
The ACRM CDNG Outstanding Mentor Award was established in 2016 to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to mentoring rehabilitation professionals at any career level within and outside of ACRM. The Award is given each year by the ACRM CDNG. This award is open to ACRM members and comes with a plaque.
- Candidate has made significant contributions to mentoring of rehabilitation professionals within and outside of ACRM.
- Please note that regardless of how outstanding the nominee’s contributions to mentoring rehabilitation professionals may be, the nominee must also demonstrate an outstanding record of service to mentoring ACRM members.
- Candidate must be a current member of ACRM.
- Candidate must attend the current year’s ACRM annual conference.
- Members may self-nominate.
NOMINATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
- A statement of approximately 500 words in length outlining the nominee’s contributions to mentoring in rehabilitation.
- Two letters of support written by ACRM members and/or non-members. One letter must be from a current or former mentee.
- A CV for the nominee.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Please submit nomination statement, letters of support (2), and CV as one pdf via email to Terri Compos, Community Relations Manager. Nominations are due by 1 April 2022.
Congratulations to 2022 Recipient
The Career Development Networking Group is pleased to recognize Patricia Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM with the 2022 Career Development Networking Group Outstanding Mentor Award.
2018: Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM
2017: Theresa Pape, DrPH, MA, CCC-SLP/L, FACRM
2016: Ralph Nitkin, PhD
Supported by CARF International
The Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award Supported by CARF International is given by ACRM to early career professionals who are making significant contributions in the field of rehabilitation. Recipients receive a plaque, monetary award, travel stipend, complimentary registration, and an opportunity to present at the ACRM Annual Conference. Learn more >>
Congratulations to 2020 Awardee
The ACRM Awards Committee is pleased to honor Shannon Juengst, PhD, CRC with the 2020 Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award in recognition of her early career accomplishments reflective of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation. Dr. Juengst is an Assistant Professor at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Learn More >>
2020: Shannon Juengst, PhD, CRC
2019: Alex W.K. Wong, PhD, DPhil
2018: John Ross Rizzo, MD, MSCI
2017: Emily Nalder, PhD, BOccThy (Hons)
2016: Yelena Goldin, PhD
2015: Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD
2014: Brad Kurowski, MD, MS
2013: Dawn Neumann, PhD
2012: Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L
2011: Deborah Backus, PT, PhD
2010: Ronald Seel, PhD
2009: Anne F. Deutsch, PhD
2008: Cynthia Harrison Felix, PhD
2007: Angelle Sanders, PhD
2006: Stephen J. Page, PhD
“Receiving the Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award is a great honor. I highly value the scientific and clinical community within the Congress, and receiving recognition from this esteemed group of scientists and professionals is humbling and rewarding.”
–Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
“Receiving the Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award was the most cherished honor that I have had in my career. This is because it was awarded by people in the field of rehabilitation that I truly respect and admire. I know that the Wilkerson awardees are carefully chosen to represent the spirit of Deb Wilkerson, who was a role model in providing holistic rehabilitation services and conducting meaningful research. Receipt of this award meant that my research was perceived as making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, which is the greatest honor one can receive.”
–Angelle Sander, PhD, FACRM, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation