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2021 Award of Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation





Congratulations to Julie Bernhardt, AM, FAAHMS, PhD, the 2021 recipient of the ACRM Award of Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation. This award lectureship recognizes outstanding clinical, intellectual, and service contributions in the area of stroke. Dr. Bernhardt is Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Dr. Bernhardt will present the award lecture, Future Trends in Stroke Rehabilitationon TUE, 28 September at 11:10 AM ET during the ACRM VIRTUAL Annual Conference. Don’t miss her Special Symposium, Collaboration Makes Us Stronger: Alliances to Advance Stroke Recovery Research, on MON, 27 September at 12:00 PM ET. 




Professor Bernhardt has worked with stroke patients for over 30 years. She co-heads the Stroke Theme at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia, leading a research team developing and testing interventions to improve stroke recovery. She is Director, National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery, and a world leader of multi-country rehabilitation trials (eg AVERT, AVERT DOSE). She led two international Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtables that set new research standards, culminating in development of the new International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance (ISRRA) in 2020. Julie is a strong advocate for Women in Science.