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.”
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.