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    Members in the News


    August 2016
    Passing the Torch at Shepherd Center

    Gary Ulicny

    Gary Ulicny

    Sarah Morrison

    Sarah Morrison

    Shepherd Center President and CEO, Gary Ulicny, PhD, announced his forthcoming retirement from Shepherd Center on 31 March 2017 after 22 years at the rehabilitation hospital. The vice president of clinical services, Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, will succeed him.

    “Gary Ulicny has led Shepherd Center through a period of tremendous growth and success,” said James Shepherd, co-founder and chairman of the board of Shepherd Center. “He has fostered a culture of excellence that Sarah Morrison will carry on.”

    Dr. Ulicny is a past president of ACRM (2010-2011) and Sarah Morrison has been a member since 2011. Read More

    August 2016
    ACRM Members Honored by BIAA Caveness and Berrol Awards

    Marcel Dijkers

    Marcel Dijkers

    The Brain Injury Association of America is pleased to announce this year’s award winners. The William Fields Caveness Award is presented to an individual who, through research on both a national and international level, has made outstanding contributions to bettering the lives of people who have sustained a brain injury. The 2016 recipient is ACRM member, Marcel Dijkers, PhD. The Sheldon Berrol, MD Clinical Service Award is presented to an individual who, through a long clinical service career, has made outstanding contributions to improving quality of care, professional training and/or education in the field of brain injury. The winner of the 2016 Sheldon Berrol, MD Clinical Service Award is ACRM members, Mel Glenn, MD. Read More


    May 16 2014: Georgia
    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Gary Ulicny

    Former ACRM President, Gary Ulicny, PhD, FACRM, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Health-Care Heroes Awards sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle. He has served more than 20 years as the president and CEO of Shepherd Center, the world’s largest spinal cord injury and brain injury hospital. Gary's dedication to a holistic treatment philosophy for Shepherd Center’s patients and their families is one of the reasons he is this year’s award recipient. LEARN MORE/VIEW VIDEO

    24 April 2014: California
    Honoring a lifetime of advocacy

    Marilyn SpivackACRM is proud to congratulate the 2014 IBIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, ACRM's very own, Marilyn Price Spivack. Known at ACRM as a powerhouse of influence and compassion, Marilyn is co-founder and past president of the National Head Injury Foundation, a neurotrauma outreach coordinator at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, and a committed advocate for brain injury research. No other is more deserving of the honor she received at the opening of the IBIA World Congress in San Francisco last month for her significant contributions to the field and a lifetime of advocacy for individuals and families affected by brain injury.

    27 January 2014: New York

    wayne-gordon-newsCurrent ACRM treasurer and former president, Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP/Cn, FACRM was featured Monday in the NY Daily News discussing the potential symptomology and treatment for concussion, which accounts for about 85 percent of all traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Gordon is a professor of rehabilitation medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York, specializing in the treatment of adults and children with brain injuries. He has worked in the field for 40 years. LEARN MORE

    November 2013: Republic of Cyprus

    Fofi_Constantinidou_CyprusPres_AnastasiadesFofi Constantinidou, PhD, ACRM International Networking Group Chair, received the 2013 Experienced Research Award by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. The award was presented by the president of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, during a formal ceremony.

    Dr. Constantinidou is a professor of language disorders and clinical neuropsychology and director of the Center for Applied Neuroscience at the University of Cyprus. She was recognized for her work on the Neurocognitive Study for the Aging, a longitudinal project with Cypriot adults over the age of 65. This large-scale project with over 500 participants integrates neuropsychological, psychosocial, and biological data to quantitatively assess the exact contribution of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors to cognitive decline, the development of theoretical models of cognitive reserve, and the contribution of neurocognitive training to cognitive health. LEARN MORE