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Early Career Development Course Task Force


The Early Career Development Course is a perennial favorite at ACRM that connects early career rehabilitation researchers with prominent and accomplished professionals. The course will provide opportunities to learn from experts in interdisciplinary team science, government agency representatives, and distinguished scientists who will provide insights through didactic presentations, panel discussions, small group discussions, and one-on one networking.


This task force plans the full-day Early Career Development Course held each fall at the ACRM Annual Conference.



Brian Downer, PhD

Brian Downer, PhD


Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch


  • Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD
  • Monique R. Pappadis, PhD



  • Leadership opportunities and help plan the 2023 Conference!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Brian Downer.



  • More than 50 attendees!
  • Tuesday, November 8, 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Defining, Adapting & Promoting Your Professional Identity
  • Keynote Speaker: Badia Ahad-Legardy, PhD
  • Mentoring Lunch sponsored by UTMB’s Center for Health Promotion, Performance, and Rehabilitation Research (CHPPRR)