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ECNG Awards

 

EARLY CAREER OUTSTANDING MENTOR AWARD

 

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.

Congratulations to 2019 Awardee

The Early Career Networking Group is pleased to recognize Claire Z. Kalpakjian, PhD, MS, with the 2019 Early Career Outstanding Mentor Award. 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

 

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 2019 Awardee

Alex WongThe ACRM Awards Committee is pleased to honor Alex W.K. Wong, PhD, DPhil with the 2019 Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award in recognition of his early career accomplishments reflective of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation. Dr. Wong is an assistant professor of occupational therapy and neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine. Learn More >>

 

Past Awardees

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

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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