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  • Licht Award

    Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award


    This award honors Sidney Licht, MD, a longtime ACRM member and former president, and his wife Elizabeth, who was the publisher of the Physical Medicine Library. The Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award recognizes excellence in scientific writing in rehabilitation medicine. Only articles presenting potentially significant empirical and theoretical contributions to rehabilitation medicine, and demonstrating soundness of methodology and data analysis are considered for the award.


    Only papers published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationare eligible for the award. The Archives ACRM Editorial Board, along with the ACRM Awards Committee, selects a winning manuscript every year. The award is given in the current year for the best scientific article published in the previous year.

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    Joshua Cantor, PhD (posthumously)
    Teresa Ashman, PhD
    Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD
    Marcel P. Dijkers, PhD
    Wayne Gordon, PhD
    Lisa Spielman, PhD
    Theodore Tsaousides, PhD
    Hafina Allen, LMSW
    Michael Nguyen, MS
    Jennifer Oswald, BA

    Evaluation of the Short-Term Executive Plus Intervention for Executive Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial With Minimization


    Daniele Sirineu Pereira

    Effects of Physical Exercise on Plasma Levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Depressive Symptoms in Elderly Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial


    Lisa Ottomanelli, PhD
    Lance L. Goetz, MD
    Alina Suris, PhD
    Charles McGeough, MS
    Patricia L. Sinnott, PhD
    Rich Toscano, MEd
    Scott D. Barnett, PhD
    Daisha J. Cipher, PhD
    Lisa M. Lind, PhD
    Thomas M. Dixon, PhD
    Sally Ann Holmes, MD
    Anthony J. Kerrigan, PhD
    Florian P. Thomas, MD

    Effectiveness of Supported Employment for Veterans With Spinal Cord Injuries: Results From a Randomized Multisite Study
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Vol.93, Issue 5)


    Keith Cicerone, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
    Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
    Cynthia Braden, MA, CCC-SLP, CPHQ
    James Malec, PhD, ABPP-Cn Rp, FACRM
    Kathleen Kalmar, PhD
    Michael Fraas, OTD, MSCI
    Thomas Felicetti, PhD, FACRM
    Linda Laatsch, PhD
    J. Preston Harley, PhD, FACRM
    Thomas Bergquist, PhD, ABPP
    Joanne Azulay, PhD
    Joshua Cantor, PhD
    Teresa Ashman, PhD

    Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation: Updated Review of the Literature from 2003 through 2008
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Apr;92(4):519-30. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.11.015


    No award was made.


    Thomedi Ventura, MS
    Cynthia Harrison-Felix, PhD
    Nichole Carlson, PhD
    Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD
    Barbara Gabella, MSPH
    Allen Brown, MD
    Michael DeVivo, DrPH
    Gale Whiteneck, PhD

    Mortality After Discharge From Acute Care Hospitalization With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Population-Based Study


    Charles H. Bombardier, PhD
    Mary Cunniffe, MSW
    RohiniWadhwani, BA
    Laura E. Gibbons, PhD
    Kimberly D. Blake, PhD
    George H. Kraft, MD

    The Efficacy of Telephone Counseling for Health Promotion in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89(1):10-5, 2008 Jan. UI: 18164324


    Barbara E. Bates, MD
    Jibby E. Kurichi, MPH
    Clifford R. Marshall, MS
    Dean Reker, PhD
    Greg Maislin, MS, MA
    Margaret G. Stineman, MD

    Does the Presence of a Specialized Rehabilitation Unit in a Veterans Affairs Facility Impact Referral for Rehabilitative Care After a Lower-Extremity Amputation?
    Arch Phys MedRehabil 2007; 1249-1255


    Cindy B. Ivanhoe, MD
    Gerard E. Francisco, MD
    John R. McGuire, MD
    Thyagarajan Subramanian, MD
    Samuel P. Grissom, MD

    Intrathecal Baclofen Management of Poststroke Spastic Hypertonia: Implications for Function and Quality of Life
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2006; 87: 1509-1515


    Alan M. Jette, PhD, PT
    Julie Keysor, PhD, PT
    Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR
    Pengsheng Ni, MD, MPH
    Stephen Haley, PhD, PT

    Beyond Function: Predicting Participation in a Rehabilitation Cohort
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2005; 86: 2087-2094


    David T. Yu, MD
    John Chae, MD, ME
    Maria E. Walker, MSE
    Andrew Kirsteins, MD
    Elie P. Elovic, MD
    Steven R. Flanagan, MD
    Richard L. Harvey, MD
    Richard D. Zorowitz, MD
    Frederick S. Frots, MD
    Julie H. Grill, MSE
    Michael Feldstein, PhD
    Zi-Ping Fang, PhD

    Intramuscular Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation for Poststroke Shoulder Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 85: 695-704


    Patrick Murray, MD, MS,
    Mendel Singer, PhD
    Neal V. Dawson, MD
    Charles L. Thomas, BS
    Randall Cebul, MD

    Outcomes of rehabilitation services for nursing home residents
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2003; 84: 1129-36


    K. Sullivan, PhD, PT
    Barbara J. Knowlton, PhD
    Bruce Dobkin, MD

    Step Training with Body Weight Support: Effect of Treadmill Speed and Practice Paradigms on Post-stroke Locomotor Recovery
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002; 83: 683-9


    P. Hunter Peckham, PhD
    Michael W. Keith, MD
    Kevin L. Kilgore, PhD
    Julie H. Grill, MS
    Kathy S. Wuolle, OTR/L, CHT
    Geoffrey B. Thorpe
    Peter Gorman, MD
    John Hobby, FRCS
    M.J. Mulcahey, OTR/L
    Sara Carroll, PT
    Vincent R. Hentz, MD
    Allen Wieger, PhD

    Efficacy of an Implanted Neuroprosthesis for restoring Hand Grasp in Tetraplegia: A Multicenter Study
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001; 82: 1380-88.


    Margaret G. Stineman, MD

    A Functional Diagnostic Complexity Index for rehabilitation Medicine: Measuring the Influence of Many Diagnoses on Functional Independence and Resource Use
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2000; 81: 549-60


    Mary Aitken, MD
    Kenneth Jaffe, MD
    Carla DiScala, PhD
    Frederick P. Rivera, MD

    Functional Outcome in Children With Multiple Trauma Without Significant Head Injury
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999; 80: 889-95


    David E. Krebs, PhD, PT
    Alan M. Jette, PhD, PT
    Susan F. Assmann, PhD

    Moderate Exercise Improves Gait Stability in Disabled Elders
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998; 79: 1489-96


    D. Casey Kerrigan, MD
    Hussein M. Abdulhadi, MD
    Thomas A. Ribaudo, MS
    Ugo Della Croce, PhD

    Biomechanic effects of a contralateral shoe-lift on walking with am immobilized knee
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1997; 78: 1085-91


    Margaret G. Stineman, MD
    Judy A. Shea, PhD
    Alan Jette, PhD
    Charles Tassoni, PhD
    Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD
    Roger Fiedler, PhD
    Carl V. Granger, MD

    The Functional Independence Measure: Tests of scaling assumptions, structure, and reliability across 20 diverse impairment categories
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1996; 77: 1101-8


    Marca L. Sipski, MD
    Craig J. Alexander, PhD
    Raymond C. Rosen, PhD

    Physiological parameters associated with psychogenic sexual arousal I women with complete spinal cord injuries
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1995; 76: 811-8


    Denise G. Tate, PhD
    William Stiers, PhD
    Julie Daugherty, MA, CRC
    Martin Forchheimer, MPP
    Evan Cohen, PhD
    Nancy Hansen, PhD

    The effects of insurance benefits coverage on functional and psychosocial outcomes after spinal cord injury
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1994; 75: 407-14


    Geraldine Gutierrez, MD
    Gerald J. Herbison, MD
    Paz Vega, MS
    Joseph Nasuti, MD
    Elizabeth Cook, MD
    Walter Conlan, MD

    Recovery of the extensor digitorumlongus muscle in the rat following L4 nerve sectioning
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1993; 74: 922-7


    Kenneth M. Jaffe, MD
    Gayle C. Fay, PhD
    Nayak Lincoln Polissar, PhD
    Kathleen Martin, MN, RN
    Hilary Shurtleff, PhD
    J'May B. Rivera, MSW
    H. Richard Winn, MD

    Severity of pediatric traumatic brain injury and early neurobehavioral outcome: A cohort study
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1992; 73: 540-7


    Scott Richards, PhD
    Frederick J. Osuna, AB
    Theresa Jaworski, MA
    Thomas A. Novack, PhD
    Dano A. Leli, PhD
    Thomas. J. Boll, PhD

    The effectiveness of different methods of defining traumatic brain injury in predicting postdischarge adjustment in a spinal cord injury population
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1991; 72: 275-9


    Nadine M. Fisher, EdM
    David R. Pendergast, EdD
    Evan C. Calkins, MD

    Maximal isometric torque of kneeextension as a function of muscle length in older subjects
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1990; 71: 729-34


    Justus F. Lehman, MD
    Robert Price, MSME
    Barbara J. deLateur, MD
    Stephen Hinderer, MD
    Charles Traynor, BS

    Spasticity: Quantative measurements as a basis for assessing effectiveness of therapeutic intervention
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1989; 70: 6-15


    Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD
    James C. Agre, MD, PhD

    Ambulation in the adolescent with spina bifida. II. Oxygen cost of mobility
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1988; 69: 855-61


    Robert Thompson, PhD
    Peter W. Huestis, MA
    Jen Yu, MD, PhD

    Motor learning: Nonspecific subcortical mechanisms in rat
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1987; 68: 419-22


    Jeffrey R. Basford, MD, PhD
    Horace O. Hallman, MS, RPT
    Charles G. Sheffield, RPT
    George L. Mackey, RPT

    Comparison of cold-quartz, ultraviolet, low-energy laser, and occlusion in wound healing in a swine model
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1986; 67: 151-4


    Wayne A. Gordon, PhD
    Mary Ruckdeschel Hibbard, PhD
    Susan Egelko, PhD
    Leonard Diller, PhD
    Martha Scotzin Shaver, MS
    Abraham Lieberman, MD
    KristjanRagnarsson, MD

    Perceptual remediation in patients with right brain damage: A Comprehensive program
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1985; 66: 353-9


    GerbenDeJong, PhD
    Laurence G. Branch, PhD
    Paul J. Corcoran, MD

    Independent living outcomes in spinal cord injury: Multivariate analyses
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1984; 65: 66-73


    M. Patricia Murray, PhD
    Louise A. Mollinger, MS
    Susan B. Sepic, BS
    Gena M. Gardner, BS
    Marcia T. Linder, BS

    Gait patterns in above-knee amputee patients: Hydraulic swing control vs constant-friction knee components
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1983; 64: 339-45


    Justus F. Lehmann, MD
    Michael J. Ko, MS
    Barbara J. deLateur, MD

    Knee moments: Origin in normal ambulation and their modification by double-stopped ankle-foot orthoses
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1982; 63: 345-51


    Nancy M. Crewe, PhD
    Gary T. Athelstan, PhD

    Functional assessment in vocational rehabilitation: A systematic approach to diagnosis and goal setting
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1981; 62: 299-305


    David Cardus, MD
    Wesley G. McTaggart, BS
    Francisca Ribas-Cardu, MS

    Exercise training in ischemic heart disease: Effect on physical performance and plasma lipids, ACTH, and cortisol
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1980; 61: 303-10


    Carl V. Granger, MD
    Gary L. Albrecht, PhD
    Byron B. Hamilton, MD, PhD

    Outcome of comprehensive medical rehabilitation: Measurement by PULSES Profile and Barthel Index
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1979; 60:145-54