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2021 Outstanding Mentor Award


The Career Development Networking Group is pleased to honor Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD with the ACRM Career Development Networking Group Outstanding Mentor Award. This award was established in 2016 to honor those who have significantly contributed through mentoring, to the development of the early career rehabilitation professional, the Early Career Development Course and the Career Development Networking Group’s Mentoring Task Force.

The award presentation will occur during the ACRM 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pappadis for her achievement.


Monique Pappadis received the 2021 ACRM Career Development Outstanding Mentor Award - IMAGE


“I’m honored, grateful and humbled for being nominated and recognized for my contributions to mentoring within the ECDC, CDNG, and UTMB! So many acronyms! :)”

Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD




Dr. Pappadis is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and an Investigator at the Brain Injury Research Center of TIRR Memorial Hermann. She has a diverse educational background in biology, psychology, health education, and social work.

Her research includes health literacy, minority aging, health disparities, and continuity of care after brain injury. She has won several research awards and made numerous national/international presentations. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, two monographs in Spanish, one book chapter, and disseminated several educational materials.

Dr. Pappadis has been an active ACRM member since 2008 and served in several leadership roles. She is currently a member of ACRM’s Program Committee, Chair-Elect and Secretary of the Career Development Networking Group, and numerous ACRM Special Interest Groups and Task Forces. She is also the Chair of the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.