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Shepherd Center CEO Assumes Presidency of ACRM

ATLANTA -- Shepherd Center President and CEO Gary Ulicny, Ph.D., recently became the president of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), an organization whose mission is to promote and improve rehabilitation research and care.

Dr. Ulicny’s role will be to advance ACRM’s strategic agenda, as well as to oversee governance of the organization. He says he has three goals for his one-year term: increase governmental funding for the organization to further research; continue communicating the importance of rehabilitation research to people with catastrophic injuries; and increase membership, especially internationally.

Dr. Ulicny, who spent the last year serving as president-elect of ACRM, has been involved with the organization for the past 20 years. About a dozen Shepherd professionals are also members of ACRM.

“ACRM is the largest interdisciplinary group dedicated to advancing rehabilitation practice and research,” Dr. Ulicny said. “I am very honored to be a part of an organization that is so important to the field. You always want to give something back, and I’m happy to be involved in the process of advancing rehabilitation medicine.”

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.