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EARLY CAREER OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD

Early Career Mentor Award recipient, Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner

The Early Career 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 Early Career Networking Group’s Mentoring Task Force.

2018 Awardee

The Early Career Networking Group is pleased to recognize Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM, with the 2018 Early Career Outstanding Mentor Award.

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner has made many significant contributions to mentoring within the Early Career Networking Group and ACRM. As an established researcher in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and neurological disorders in rehabilitation, she has provided guidance and mentoring across the ECNG. Read More >>

 

Past Recipients

2018: Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM

2017: Theresa Pape, DrPH, MA, CCC-SLP/L, FACRM

2016: Ralph Nitkin, PhD

 


Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award

Supported by CARF International

Early Career Award recipient, John Ross Rizzo

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Awardee

In 2018, ACRM recognized John Ross Rizzo, MD, MSCI for contributions to the field made during his early career work. Dr. Rizzo is an Assistant Professor at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center. He will present the Deborah L. Wilkerson Award Lecture during the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference in Dallas.

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.

 

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Beth Skidmore (center); Tamara Bushnik, ACRM President; and Wayne Gordon, Awards Committee Chair

“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

 

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Angelle Sander

“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

 

 

 

2018 Outstanding Mentor Award

 

Early Career Mentor Award recipient, Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner

The Early Career Networking Group is pleased to recognize Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM, with the 2018 Early Career Outstanding Mentor Award.

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner has made many significant contributions to mentoring within the Early Career Networking Group and ACRM. As an established researcher in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and neurological disorders in rehabilitation, she has provided guidance and mentoring across the ECNG. Read More >>

As a past chair of the Early Career Development Course Task Force, Dr. Hayner has been instrumental in building the course to its present program. Dr. Hayner incorporated many new ideas within the ECDC that have been very well received, allowing attendees of the course to network and discuss relevant topics within rehabilitation with some of the top mentors in the field.

Dr. Hayner has served on the ECNG Executive Committee from the group’s initiation and has not only provided mentorship to the leadership within the ECNG, but continuously pushes initiatives for mentoring within the ECNG and as a member of ACRM’s Board of Governors. She remains active in the ECNG, continuously mentoring Early Career individuals across all the task forces, providing guidance and mentorship to our leaders and serving the interests of our Early Career members.

The award will be presented to Dr. Hayner at the ACRM Annual Conference in Dallas, during the Early Career and First Time Attendee Welcome on 30 September.