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Three RHI clinicians win prestigious awards at the 2013 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference in Orlando, Florida! November 19th, 2013

11192013  ACRM Award Press Release

Three RHI clinicians win prestigious awards at the 2013 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference in Orlando, Florida!


Flora Hammond, MD, Chief of Medical Affairs

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is honored to announce Flora Hammond, MD, Chief of Medical Affairs for Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana received the prestigious designation of 2013 Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.  Each year, the ACRM recognizes active members with an outstanding record of professional service to ACRM who have also made contributions of national significance to the field of medical rehabilitation. Fellows may use the designation “FACRM” after her name to identify this achievement

 Doctor Flora Hammond is a board certified physical and rehabilitative medicine physician who completed her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and brain injury fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. She is professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana School of Medicine; chief of Medical Affairs and Brain Injury Medical Director at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana; medical director at St. Vincent Acute Rehabilitation Unit; and medical director for the NeuroRestorative site in Indiana. She is currently project director of the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, and served as project director of the Carolinas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System from 1998-2012. Dr. Hammond is an experienced researcher who has conducted numerous studies on the long-term issues following brain injury and spinal cord injury, and the effectiveness of treatment strategies to improve outcomes. She has authored more than 108 peer-reviewed publications. Her accomplishments in research, teaching, and administration have been acknowledged by receipt of the 2001 Association of Academic Physiatrists Young Academician Award and the 2011 Brain Injury Association of America William Caveness Award.

 

Lance Trexler, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is honored to announce Lance Trexler, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana received the prestigious designation of 2013 Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.  Each year, the ACRM recognizes active members with an outstanding record of professional service to ACRM who have also made contributions of national significance to the field of medical rehabilitation. Fellows may use the designation “FACRM” after her name to identify this achievement

Lance Trexler, PhD is director of rehabilitation neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana and adjunct clinical assistant professor of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Dr. Trexler is past chairman of both the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Board and the Brain Injury Association of Indiana, and current chairman of the ACRM Brain Injury Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG).

He was awarded the ACRM BI-ISIG Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.  As well, he is the managing editor of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice published by ACRM in 2012 and serves as chair of the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training Committee.

Doctor Trexler has published over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and has given over 100 presentations at professional conferences.  His research and program development are focused on resource facilitation to improve return to work and school following brain injury. Dr. Trexler and collaborators have developed and studied the effects of resource facilitation on return to work in the context of social networks that serve to eliminate barriers and prevent co-morbidities in persons with brain injury. Dr. Trexler is co-chair of the Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board that oversees delivery of resource facilitation services.

 

Dawn Neumann, PhD

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI).  Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana researcher, Dawn Neumann, PhD earned the Debora L. Wilkerson Early Career Award this past week at the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine (ACRM) conference in Orlando, Florida.

 The prestigious Early Career Award is given each year at the ACRM annual meeting in memory of Deborah L. Wilkerson, former ACRM president and fellow. Deborah was devoted to improving the quality of rehabilitation and independent living services. She demonstrated commitment to person-centered services and served as a powerful advocate for individuals with disabilities.  Candidate must demonstrate that he or she has made significant contributions to rehabilitation research in his or her early career work.

 Dr. Neumann is Assistant Research Faculty at IU School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Clinical Research Faculty at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. Dr. Neumann’s research primarily focuses on understanding and treating a variety of emotional processing and regulation problems after brain injury (BI). She is particularly interested in studying: 1) reasons why people with BI have difficulty recognizing how other people feel, and ways to better treat these deficits; 2) if and how anger/ aggression after BI might be influenced by impaired emotion recognition and misinterpretation of others’ behavior; 3) deficits generating emotions, emotional self-awareness, and understanding ones’ own emotions; 4) connections between emotion processing deficits, empathy, and interpersonal relationships; and 5) emotion and communication treatments to improve marital relationships after BI. Dr. Neumann has recently been awarded grant funding from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund, and through a Mary E. Switzer Merit Fellowship to study anger and aggression after TBI.

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