Current and Past Accolades

Dr. Tiffanie Sim Wong (September 2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Tiffanie Sim Wong for receiving the Division 18 VA section for Outstanding Clinician on August 9, 2018. This award is for given to an individual for whom direct service is a significant portion of his/her assignment. Examples of clinical endeavors that would support selection include exceptional application of evidence-based treatments, modeling clinical excellence, and dissemination of psychological treatments. Although the committee seeks "unsung heroes" that have been providing the highest standards of direct clinical service, evidence of broader influence may be considered by the committee.


Dr. Alan L. Goldberg (September 2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Alan L. Goldberg who is recognized with the APA Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation for his sustained advocacy in advancing psychology as a STEM science at the state and national level.

For 25 years, Dr. Goldberg has been a volunteer judge for the Southern Arizona Research, Science & Engineering Foundation (SARSEF), a non-profit organization that runs one of the largest science fairs in the country for students from kindergarten through high school. He also served on the Board of Directors of SARSEF for six years. The CEO of the Foundation stated, “He is a stalwart in recognizing the behavioral sciences as an important venue in science education, especially when the majority of projects are in the "hard" sciences and engineering. He has been an instrumental player on our board in enriching participation of young women, and underserved kids from Title 1 schools.” This year one of the SARSEF Behavioral Science winners won an all-expense paid trip to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). While there, she won a $40,000 college scholarship and had an article published about her project in Science News.

Dr. Goldberg’s engagement of the psychological community in the science fair by garnering support, judges, and prizes from local and regional psychological associations, university departments, and the like, is a demonstration of the energy and creativity that he brings to his work. In their letter of recommendation, the Board President, Deputy Director, and Director of Programs of SARSEF described Dr. Goldberg as “your best representative of service to the community,” stating that his impact in his role with SARSEF is far-reaching and long-lasting. Dr. Goldberg actively volunteers to represent the Foundation at community events such as school board meetings, Girl Scout Women in Science Day, and the Tucson Festival of Books, among others. Dr. Goldberg was also credited for using his behavioral science expertise on the Board of Directors at a time when SARSEF was reorganizing and growing, helping to build consensus and focus the board on the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.


Dr. Robert Glueckauf (August 2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Glueckauf and the African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training and Support Project 2 (ACTS 2) team members who received the national Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation award in the multicultural category for advances in intervention for underserved populations of care partners of older adults with dementia. The award was conferred March 27 2018. Check it out at: https://www.caregiver.org/gilbert-awards-2017-recipients


Dr. Timothy Elliot (July 2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy R. Elliott, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education & Human Development who was one of five faculty members named as a University Distinguished Professor this year. This is one of the highest faculty honors at Texas A&M University. The designation identifies faculty members who are preeminent in their fields, who have made at least one seminal contribution to their discipline, and whose work is central in any narrative of the field and is widely recognized to have changed the direction of scholarship in the field. Dr. Elliott was recognized for his contributions to the advancement of rehabilitation psychology and his training innovations in the field of telehealth. Because of his research and innovative vision for training students, the counseling psychology doctoral program at Texas A&M is the only accredited U.S. program that staffs and manages a telepsychology clinic that provides training and clinical services. Check it out at: https://today.tamu.edu/2018/03/29/texas-am-names-five-faculty-members-distinguished-professors/


Dr. Chelsea Schoen (June 2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Chelsea Schoen who was selected to participate as a NIDILRR Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Fellow in the Young Investigators Symposium for the 2018 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine meeting, Progress in Rehabilitation Research. The conference will be held September 30, 2018 to October 3, 2018, in Dallas, TX. She will be presenting her research on Subjective and Objective Fall-Related Factors in Older Adults. Dr. Schoen is one of only four ARRT Fellows selected nationwide.


Dr. Marcia Scherer (April 2018)

Congratulations to Dr. Marcia Scherer who was a co-convener of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit, held in August 2017. The Summit brought together 190 top global researchers, innovators, and educators who are carrying out research or offering training programs related to assistive technology policy, products, personnel, provision, and use. The GREAT Summit report can be accessed and downloaded here: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/259746/WHO-EMP-IAU-2017.16-eng.pdf;jsessionid=E0D0D11EBC3E0944E3CB36A1D574E552?sequence=1


Dr. Stephen Wegener (December 2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Wegener who won the 2017 Donlin M. Long Award. This is a prestigious award given annually to those who have served the Johns Hopkins community in advancing the standards of pain care, and embodied the institution’s dedication to alleviate suffering and pain associated with illness.

Check it out at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/education/blaustein_pain/donlin_m_long_awards.html


Dr. Hilary Bertisch (November 2017)

As part of the ACRM podcast series for November, 2017, Dr. Hilary Bertisch was interviewed about firearm-related brain injuries, based on her recent manuscript entitled “Characteristics of Firearm Brain Injury Survivors in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) National Database: A Comparison of Assault and Self-Inflicted Injury Survivors.”

Here’s the link: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rehabcast-the-rehabilitation-medicine-update/e/51851657?autoplay=true


Dr. Dana Dunn (October 2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Dana Dunn who recently published “How a Classic Exercise Helps Students Understand Disability” in the Chronicle of Higher Education (September 17, 2017). Additionally, on 10/13/17, he will be presenting a webinar on “Rehabilitation Psychology and the Foundational Principles.”


Dr. Kimberly Monden (October 2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Monden and her colleagues at Craig Hospital (Dr. Susan Chalifue and Jennifer Coker, MPH) who were awarded a $2.4 million grant from NIDILRR through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) mechanism for the project "ReInventing Yourself after Spinal Cord Injury: A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Improve Outcomes after Spinal Cord Injury.” This project is a multi-site collaboration with the Kessler Foundation (Dr. Amanda Botticello Dr. Lauren Strober) and the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Dr. Denise Tate & Martin Forchheimer, MPP).


Dr. Robert Karol (October 2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Rober Karol who was awarded the Cifu Lecture Award for “Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Brain Injury.”


Dr. Jeanne Hoffman (September 2017)

Congratulations to Dr. Jeanne Hoffman who was awarded a $12.7 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to improve post-acute care for patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).


Dr. Timothy Elliott (July 2017)

Dr. Timothy Elliott is the Training Director for the Texas A&M University Counseling Psychology doctoral program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Elliott’s home department at Texas A&M University awarded him with the Outstanding Service Award for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Additionally, he was one of six recipients of the Association of Former Students Distinguished Research Achievement Awards. The award was conferred by Texas A&M University on April 1, 2017. This award is presented to faculty who exhibit the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M University. Check it out at:

http://transform.tamu.edu/news/dr-elliott-recognized-afs-research-impact

http://today.tamu.edu/2017/03/21/2017-distinguished-achievement-award-recipients-announced/

This past spring, Auburn University College of Education also presented Dr. Elliott with their Outstanding Educator Alumni Award. Dr. Elliott received his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University College in 1981. This award recognizes a graduate of the college who is a practitioner directly engaged with students, teachers, counselors, or librarians and can be from a school, university, agency, or community setting. Additional information about the ceremony and Dr. Elliott’s experiences at Auburn and the mentoring he received is provided below. Check it out at:

http://www.education.auburn.edu/outstanding-alumni-awards


Dr. Robert Karol (July 2017)

Dr. Robert Karol is President of Karol Neuropsychological Services & Consulting. Dr. Karol has been elected to the United States Brain Injury Alliance Board of Directors (USBIA).The USBIA Mission engages the community in preventing brain injuries and improving lives. There are currently 16 Chartered State Affiliates.

He was also elected as Vice Chair of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee (TBI AC). Its purpose is to provide recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services on program development and service needs of persons with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Karol is the longest serving member of the Committee, having been on it since its inception more than 25 years ago.

Dr. Karol has also been elected to the Minnesota Academy of Medicine (MAM). Dating back to 1887, the MAM is organized for the promotion of educational, scientific, medical and surgical thought, for the exchange of scientific ideas, and for the association of physicians, medical scientists, and allied scholars on the basis of good fellowship and professional ability.