About the Early Career Networking Group
- Preparing for job interviews, negotiating faculty positions or preparing for promotion and tenure
- Improving your grant writing skills, learning about grant mechanisms for new investigators, and how to get published
- Networking with renowned leaders in the field, or finding collaborative opportunities within a variety of rehabilitation disciplines
- How to become a more active and recognized member within ACRM
Contact the Early Career Networking Group chair, Dawn Neumann, PhD, for more information about joining this group as a general member or to become more specifically involved in a task force.
Award Designated for Early Career Professionals of ACRM
The Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award is an award given by ACRM to Early Career Professionals who are making significant contributions in the field of rehabilitation. Recipients receive a plaque, monetary award, travel stipend, complimentary registration, and an opportunity to present at the ACRM Annual Conference. Learn more.
Associate Professor School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chair: Dawn Neumann, PhD
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Chair-Elect: Megan Mitchell, PhD
Kansas City, KS
Secretary: Chari I. Hirshson, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Central Park Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York, NY
GET INVOLVED IN EXCITING TASK FORCES!
All task forces conduct regular monthly or bi-monthly meetings via conference calls. Please contact Dawn Neumann or a designated task force chair for more information about meeting times and getting involved.
Early Career Development Course Task Force
Chair: Prudence Plummer D'Amato, PT, PhD
This task force plans the full-day Early Career Development Course held each fall at the ACRM Annual Conference. Last year, the course focused on grantsmanship, with particular emphasis on career development and pilot /small project funding mechanisms.
Communications Task Force
Chair: Dawn Neumann, PhD
This task force gathers important announcements and information relevant to career development in the rehabilitation field and disseminates them through social media, eblasts, ACRM newsletters and the website. This includes information on grant resources and grant writing, job interviewing tips, work/ life balance, tips for promotion and tenure, getting started with research, initiating collaborations, finding good mentors and more. This task force also develops communications to help promote the ECNG and recruit members.
Physicians Task Force
Chair: Brad Kurowski, MD, MS
The mission of the ECNG Physicians Task Force is to cultivate collaboration among multiple rehabilitation medicine disciplines with a focus on improving the implementation of research, knowledge translation, and program development.
How Do I Join other ACRM Groups?
ACRM membership includes affiliation with any ACRM community forum. Members may participate in any group, including Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Groups; Early Career, Healthcare Policy, International, and Outcomes Measurement Networking Groups; as well as groups now forming for Geriatric Rehabilitation, Pain, Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Pediatric Rehabilitation. Nonmembers are welcome and encouraged to participate in any networking or forming group. Please contact Terri Compos, ACRM Community Relations Manager, for details.
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