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September 17, 2019

PM&R Employees Recognized as Michigan Medicine MVPs

Over the past few weeks, employees across the organization have made it very clear why Michigan Medicine remains the top hospital in the state and among the best in the nation. It’s because of you — the exceptional faculty, staff and learners who go above and beyond to advance health and serve patients, families and colleagues. Several PM&R

Dr. Michelle Meade
September 4, 2019

Dr. Michelle Meade Named Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award Recipient

PM&R Associate Professor Michelle Meade, PhD has been named the 2019 Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award recipient by the Center for the Education of Women+ at the University of Michigan in recognition of her scholarship and her advocacy to promote change within the healthcare system to reduce healthcare disparities on behalf of individuals

August 20, 2019

PM&R Awarded ARRT Training Grant

Since 1991, the UM Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has trained nearly two generations of rehabilitation researchers through Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (ARRT) Program grants from NIDILRR/NIDRR. Today we received news that this incredible tradition of training will continue with a new investment

Dr. Claire Kalpakjian
August 5, 2019

Dr. Claire Kalpakjian Awarded ACRM Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Dr. Claire Kalpakjian, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on her up and coming award at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Meeting.

June 11, 2019

Dr. Daniel Whibley Awarded Inaugural Dan Barry Research Program Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Whibley on being named the inaugural awardee of the Dan Barry Research Program pilot grant with his proposal titled Harnessing Participatory Action Research to guide the design of a sleep and physical activity improvement intervention for adults with osteoarthritis.

2019 Tom Lucas Award Winners and Finalists
May 3, 2019

2019 TRAIL Blazer Awards Announced

The 2018 TRAIL Blazer Award winners were announced at the April 24, 2019 Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation staff meeting.

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April 10, 2019

Stroke Rehabilitation Program Recertified by The Joint Commission

On Friday, March 29 The Joint Commission visited our inpatient rehabilitation facility to evaluate the Stroke Rehabilitation Program for recertification. We are pleased to report that the onsite review was an enormous success, due in no small part to all of the amazing clinicians and staff members who care for our stroke patients. We officially

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March 29, 2019

Adaptive Gaming Workshop and Showcase Events in April

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation's inpatient rehabilitation engineering and occupational therapy teams are presenting an adaptive gaming workshop and adaptive gaming showcase along with Wolverine Soft, Arbor Esports, Shapiro Design Lab and the Disability Culture @ UM group in April.

Dr. Carrie Pilarsky
February 18, 2019

Dr. Pilarski Publishes Article on the Power of Words in Disability

Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Pilarski, Rehabilitation Psychology faculty in PM&R on this publication, in Rehabilitation Psychology which will teach us all about how to talk about disability, and the power of words—and perhaps lead to conclusions different than some of us are used to.