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Plenary I

Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research

Leighton Chan, MD, MPH, MS
Rehabilitation Medicine Department Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Jason Roberts, PhD 
Senior Partner
Origin Editorial

Lydia Tacx, MBA 
Director Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation

Jeffrey Basford, MD, FACRM 
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mayo Clinic

Medical Director, Disorders of Consciousness; Program Chair, Medical Ethics Committee
Shepherd Center

Plenary II

Paolo Bonato, PhD 
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School

Plenary III

Adam R. Ferguson, PhD
Associate Professor
Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Plenary IV

Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.)
Professor and Director

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

Featured Session

Federal Funding Opportunities & Initiatives for Rehabilitation

Patricia Dorn, PhD
Director, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
Department of Veterans Affairs

A. Cate Miller, PhD
Rehabilitation Program Specialist
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Tony Gover, PhD
Civilian Deputy Director, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program
United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Theresa Hayes Cruz, PhD 
Acting Director
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation: Recent Changes and Future Directions

Ben Harder
Chief of Health Analysis and Managing Editor
U.S. News & World Report

Special Symposium

Dina Brooks, PT, PhD 
Professor, Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Executive Director
School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg (Ont)
Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
University of Toronto

Mark A. Hirsch, PhD, FACRM 
Senior Scientist
Carolinas Rehabilitation/ Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Steve Xu, MD MSc FAAD 
Medical Director
Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Daniel Santa Mina, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto

Nicole L. Stout, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA 
Research Assistant Professor
West Virginia University Cancer Institute

Alix G. Sleight, PhD, OTD, MPH, OTR/L 
Cancer Prevention Fellow
National Cancer Institute

Kelley R. Covington, MS 
Research Assistant
ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation & Colorado State University

Kathleen D. Lyons, ScD, OTR/L 
Senior Scientist
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Catherine M. Alfano, PhD 
Vice President, Survivorship
American Cancer Society

Noelle E. Carlozzi, PhD 
Associate Professor; Research Affiliate; Director Center for Clinical Outcomes
University of Michigan

Angelle M. Sander, PhD 
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Larry Cervelli, BS, OT, FACRM 
Founder and Coordinator
Western Massachusetts Veterans Outreach Project

Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST 
Associate Professor; Research Affiliate
University of South Florida; James A Haley Hospital and Clinics, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Service

Dawn Ehde, PhD 
Professor, Nancy & Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis Research
University of Washington

Addie Middleton, DPT, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

Catharine Johnston-Brooks, PhD, ABPP-CN 
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Marcus Institute for Brain Health

Adam R. Kinney, PhD, OTR/L 
Polytrauma/TBI Postdoctoral Fellow
Rocky Mountain MIRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs

Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD 
Associate Professor
Duke University

Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS 
Research Scientist II; Assistant Professor
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern University

Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD 
Professor, Research Neuropsychologist
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital & University of South Florida

Jeanne M. Hoffman, PhD 
University of Washington

John Whyte, MD, PhD
Institue Scientist Emeritus
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Jessica M. Ketchum, PhD 
Lead Biostatistician
Craig Hospital

Jill Coulter 

Cherry Junn, MD 
Assistant Professor, PMRS
University of Washington

Joseph Coulter 

Mike L. Jones, PhD, FACRM 
Vice President of Research and Technology
Shepherd Center

Nicola Kayes, PhD, MSc (Hons), BSc 
Professor of Rehabilitation and Director, Centre for Person Centred Research
Auckland University of Technology

Christina Papadimitriou, PhD 
Associate Professor
Oakland University

Nneka L. Ifejika, MD, MPH 
Section Chief of Stroke Rehabilitation; Associate Professor PM&R, Neurology, Neruotherapeutics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Victor W. Mark, MD 
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Erwin E. van Wegen, PhD 
Associate Professor
Amsterdam University Medical Center, Location VU Medical Centre

Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD 
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Michele K. York, PhD, ABPP-CN 
Associate Professor, Section Head, Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine

David S. Cantor, PhD, MS, FNAN, QEEG-D, QEEG-IBQE, BCN 
CEO, Founder
Mind and Motion Developmental Centers, LLC

Amy K. Wagner, MD 
Professor and Associate Director of Rehabilitation Research
University of Pittsburgh

John D. Corrigan, PhD, ABPP, FACRM 
Ohio State University

Rachel Sayko Adams, PhD, MPH 
Scientist; Health Services Researcher, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy & Management
Brandeis University

Amy A. Herrold, PhD
Research Health Scientist
Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital

Lyn Jakeman, PhD 
Director, Division of Neuroscience
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health


ACRM 98th Annual Conference | Progress in Rehabilitation Research | VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON: DALLAS

CORE: 24 – 26 SEPT 2021 // PRE-CONFERENCE: 26 – 29 SEPT 2021

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