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Monique R. Pappadis

Monique R. Pappadis

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Mary Russell

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Ghazala Saleem

Dear Moving Ahead Readers:

It is a great honor to serve as the new communications chair and editor of the Moving Ahead. I am thankful for Dr. Kristine Kingsley, PsyD, ABPP, who took time from her busy schedule to prepare me for this role and provide invaluable support and guidance. I am given and accept the challenge of making Moving Ahead the leading source of information on events, scholarly or advocacy activities, and accomplishments of our BI-ISIG members. As Editor, I have revived the Media Committee and appointed two individuals to serve as Associate Editors of Moving Ahead. Mary Russell, DO, MS, CLCP will now serve as the Associate Editor, and Ghazala Saleem, EdD, MS, OTR/L will serve as the Web Associate Editor.  We challenge BI-ISIG members to share any updates, new research activities, awards, and accomplishments with us so that we can toot your horn. Please don’t hesitate to promote yourself and your amazing work!

We had a slight delay with production, but I’m excited to share this Winter 2019 issue.

In this 2019 Moving Ahead winter issue, please read about:

  • The newest BI-ISIG Task Force, the Mild TBI TF, and all of their exciting new work.
  • The upcoming 2019 Galveston Brain Injury Conference.
  • How the Federal Interagency Conference on TBI was a success.
  • Two BI-ISIG members who are leaders in the field of brain injury research and rehabilitation.
  • An early career scholar who became a rising star in brain injury research prior to completing his dissertation.
  • Task Force updates and their current projects.

I would like to thank the Media Committee for all of their hard work and support. I would also love to share my gratitude for the ACRM staff members, Terri Compos and Cindy Robinson for their support during the development of this newsletter.

Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD
Communications Officer, BI-ISIG
Editor, Moving Ahead
Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston
Co-Investigator, Brain Injury Research Center
TIRR Memorial Hermann