Brain Injury ISIG

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The ACRM Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) promotes high standards of rehabilitation practice, education, and research among interdisciplinary professionals with common interests in brain injury.

The BI-ISIG holds two meetings per year, one a mid-year spring meeting and the other, an annual fall meeting, which is held in conjunction with the ACRM Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research.

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James Malec, PhD, FACRM
Indiana University School of Medicine/Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana



2015 Early Career Travel Scholarship Recipients Selected

The BI-ISIG is pleased to announce the 2015 Early Career Travel Scholarship recipients. We would like to thank everyone who applied for a scholarship and congratulate those of you who were selected this year. All four recipients have demonstrated an avid involvement in BI-ISIG task force work, and we are confident will make an invaluable contribution during the Mid-Year-Meeting. This year’s recipients are:

  • Felicia Connor, PsyD, Staff Psychologist, NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Rehabilitation
  • Mary Alexis Iaccarino, MD, Clinical Fellow, Harvard Medical School/ Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Maria Kajankova, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai
  • Quratulain Khan, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow , JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

BI-ISIG Moving Ahead CoverMoving Ahead

This semi-annual newsletter of the ACRM BI-ISIG, reports the news, updates, progress, and opportunities that spring from the group’s many task forces and dedicated members.

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  • Moving Ahead semi-annual newsletter
  • BI-ISIG Task Forces
  • Continuing education
  • Opportunity to plan educational courses for the ACRM annual conference
  • Development of position papers
  • Joint research opportunities



Chair Donna Langenbahn, PhD, FACRM
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY
Past Chair Lance E. Trexler, PhD, HSPP, FACRM
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
Chair-Elect Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP-Rp, FACRM
Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
Treasurer Alan Weintraub, MD
Craig Hospital
Englewood, CO
Secretary Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, MS, NCS
UNC Chapel Hill
Hillsborough, NC
Early Career Chair Monique Pappadis, PhD
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Houston, TX
International Networking Liaison (Ex-Officio) Kristine Kingsley, PsyD, ABPP-Rp
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY
Communications Chair Kristine Kingsley, PsyD, ABPP-Rp
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
New York, NY
Program/Awards Chair Dawn Neumann, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN