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EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE

WED 21 OCT 2020  //  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM  

The Early Career Development Course is a perennial favorite at ACRM that connects early career rehabilitation researchers with prominent and accomplished professionals. The course will provide opportunities to learn from experts in interdisciplinary team science, government agency representatives, and distinguished scientists who will provide insights through didactic presentations, panel discussions, small group discussions, and one-on-one networking.

The program will include presentations from representatives of major federal agencies discussing new rules and regulations as well as updates on early career opportunities. Officials from NIH, NIDLIRR, VA, and the CDC will be available to give grantsmanship advice based on each organization’s mission and funding priorities.

The Emerging Scholars Panel Session will feature early career research professionals who will share their experiences and insights about grant writing and the successful implementation of research goals.

A renowned keynote speaker, Dr. Theresa Bender Pape, with an outstanding reputation in the field of rehabilitation, will share her work as well as key elements in professional development in keeping with the course theme.

Immediately following the course enjoy a welcome gathering geared especially for Early Career and first-time attendees. At this casual “meet and greet” you can learn about opportunities for networking and collaboration from the heart of ACRM — the ACRM Community Groups. Members from ACRM Interdisciplinary Special Interest and Networking Groups and Task Forces gather and meet, plan and exchange ideas. This is the time and place to find out how to get involved.


Registration for this course is included in the WORLD PASS for incredible value. If you are not purchasing the WORLD PASS, this course is a ticketed event with a separate registration. 


All-star faculty line-up

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

Theresa Bender Pape, DrPH, MA, CCC-SLP/L, FACRM
Clinical Neuroscientist
Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD
Asssitant Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch

Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD
PGY2 Resident
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Ralph Nitkin, PhD
Health Scientist Administrator
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, NICHD, NIH

Brian Downer, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch

Alison Cogan, PhD, OTR/L
Polytrauma/TBI Advanced Fellow
Washington DC VA Medical Center

Mark Lyle, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

Maya O’Neil, PhD
Neuropsychologist & Associate Professor
VA Portland Health Care System & Oregon Health and Science University

Lynn Worobey, PhD, DPT, ATP
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Cathering Siengsukon, PT, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Kansas Medical Center

Moderators

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM
President Elect
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP, CBIS, FACRM, FASHA
Professor of Psychology and Director of Center for Applied Neuroscience
University of Cyprus

Panelists

Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM
Director, MS Research
Shepherd Center

Guy Buckle, MD, MPH
Director, Neuroimaging Research
Shepherd Center

Samir Belagaje, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Brooks C. Wingo, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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)

Jen Heemstra, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Emory University

Presenting Authors

Alexis Peterson, PhD
Health Scientist
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control-CDC

Shannon B. Juengst, PhD, CRC
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Description

The Early Career Development Course is a perennial favorite at ACRM that connects early career rehabilitation researchers with prominent and accomplished professionals. The course will provide opportunities to learn from experts in interdisciplinary team science, government agency representatives, and distinguished scientists who will provide insights through didactic presentations, panel discussions, small group discussions, and one-on-one networking.

Learning Objectives

  • Gather essential information to determine how to navigate and build a career in rehabilitation that is clinically based, research based, or a mix of both
  • Identify at least three techniques to be able to be more effective and productive in preparing grant submissions.
  • Identify methods to highlight strengths and identify areas for professional development.

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Comments from attendees…

The ACRM conference was an excellent learning opportunity for me as a current graduate student. It has inspired me to continue working towards the much needed interdisciplinary, evidence-based, and innovative research. I look forward to attending again in the future!

Jackie Einerson

BS 3rd year MOT student, University of Utah

As a student, the PIRR conference was a great opportunity to meet fellow students, professors, and learn about the array of research currently out there.

Jessica Bauza

A great conference with a large range of valuable information. Thank you ACRM!

Bethany Woodyatt

Occupational Therapy Student, Rush University

ACRM provides doctoral students and young investigators with the opportunity to meet leaders in the field, receive feedback on their work, and gain knowledge in their specific area of interest.

Heather Peters

How does ACRM help Early Career Rehab Professionals?

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

ACRM’s commitment to early career rehabilitation scientists and practitioners is unparalleled, not only in rehabilitation but across most professional organizations.

Anon

ACRM’s commitment to early career rehabilitation scientists and practitioners is unparalleled, not only in rehabilitation but across most professional organizations.

2012 ACRM Annual Conference Attendee

ACRM has been awesome as a new researcher & occupational therapist. I went to the Early Career Development Course three years ago, and found it so helpful to start to understand the research landscape better — what resources where available to me as an early career professional, the course helped me start to meet people and network. I went to the Early Career Development Course again this year and thought it was really encouraging to look back and see what things made a whole lot more sense and compare a bit where I am today with where I was three years ago. It was fun.

Sarah Callahan, MOT OTR/L

Occupational Therapist/Clinical Research Scientist, Shepherd Center

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