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Accolades


Mark Sherer Honored with Leonard Diller Award

Mark Sherer, Ph.D., ABPP, FACRM, senior scientist and director of research at TIRR Memorial Hermann, has been selected as the recipient of the Leonard Diller Award, which acknowledges excellence in the field of brain injury and neurorehabilitation.

The award was presented by the American Psychological Association’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology at its 16th annual conference held in February in San Antonio. Dr. Sherer was the keynote speaker and discussed factors that predict community integration outcomes for persons with traumatic brain injury.

A clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and UTHealth Medical School in Houston, Dr. Sherer is a board-certified neuropsychologist with 30 years of experience as a clinician, investigator, administrator and educator in brain injury rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Sherer has served as principal investigator for grants on TBI recovery, impaired self-awareness, post-traumatic confusional state, telephone counseling for persons with TBI, pharmacologic intervention for post-TBI irritability, TBI community integration and rehabilitation of brain tumor patients.

He currently serves as principal investigator for the Texas TBI Model System at TIRR Memorial Hermann. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and 13 book chapters, and given numerous presentations to state, national and international conferences. He is section editor of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Psychology.

Monique R. Pappadis, CHES, CCRP, was awarded the TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Innovation Competition Staff Award. The $10,000 award will fund her project, “Perception of Resource Availability and Accessibility in Spanish-speaking Persons with TBI and Their Caregivers.”

Cindy B. Ivanhoe, M.D., is an invited contributing author of the Brain Injury Medicine Subspecialty Exam Prep, published and endorsed by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She developed “Moderate to Severe Brain Injury” as part of an audio and slide review course composed of six case study presentations.

On the Move

At the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, held in February 2014 in Seattle, David B. Arciniegas, M.D., completed his three-year term as program chair. He continues his work with the association as co-chair of the Trainee Task Force. In addition, he completed his two-year term as president of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) at the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury in San Francisco, held in March 2014. At the congress, he was elected to serve a four-year term as chair of the IBIA. In January, he was appointed deputy editor of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

In Print

Arciniegas DB, Wortzel HS. Emotional and Behavioral Dyscontrol After Traumatic Brain Injury. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2014;37(1):31-53. PMID: 24529422.

Hampton S, Armstrong G, Shah Ayyer MV, Li S. Quantification of perceived exertion during isometric force production using the Borg Scale in healthy individuals and patients with chronic stroke. Topics in Rehabilitation. 2014 Jan;21(1):33-9.

Jorge RE, Arciniegas DB. Mood Disorders After TBI. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2014;37(1):13-29. PMID: 245229421.

Jorge RE, Arciniegas DB. Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2014;37(1):xi-xv. PMID: 24529429.

Li S, Durand-Sanchez A, Latash M. Inter-limb force coupling seems resistant to altered visual feedback in chronic hemiparetic stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2014;46:206-11.

Wortzel HS, Brenner LA, Arciniegas DB. Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Forensic Neuropsychiatric Perspective. Behavioral Sciences & the Law. 2013;31(6):721-38. PMID: 24019038.

On the Podium

Arciniegas DB. Cognition and Cholinergic Function After Traumatic Brain Injury. Mission Connect, Houston, March 2014.

Arciniegas DB. A Neuropsychiatric Approach to the Assessment of Persons with TBI During Inpatient Rehabilitation. Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, San Francisco, March 2014.

Arciniegas DB. Pharmacologic Facilitation of Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury. TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Solutions Conference, Houston, February 2014.

Arciniegas DB, Frey KL, Anderson CA. Cessation of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations after Stroke in a Patient with Schizophrenia. 25th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Seattle, February 2014.

Arciniegas DB, Nick TG, Sander A, Sherer M. Meta-analysis of the Effects of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors on Verbal Memory Deficits Among Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury. Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, San Francisco, March 2014.

Arciniegas DB, Sander A, Maestas K, Clark A, Sherer M. Hair Cortisol: A Potential Biomarker of Emotional Distress Among Persons with Traumatic Brain Injuries. Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, San Francisco, March 2014.

Bhadane M, Gao F, Francisco GE, Zhou P, Li S. Is the resting joint angle indicative of post-stroke spasticity? Association of Academic Physiatrists, Nashville, Tenn., March 2014. Postdoctoral research fellow Minal Bhadane, M.D., won the AAP Best Paper Award for her presentation.

Pappadis MR. Self-awareness of deficits and realistic goal-setting among black American males with traumatic brain injury. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, January 2014.

Sander A. Sexual Functioning After TBI: Findings from the TBI Model Systems Collaborative Module Project. 10th Annual Meeting of the International Brain Injury Association, San Francisco, March 2014.

Silver JM, Arciniegas DB, McAllister TW. Mild TBI: New Neuropsychiatric Perspective. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 90th Annual Conference, Orlando, Fla., November 2013.

Wortzel HS, Arciniegas DB. A Heuristic for the Clinical Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury and Aggression. 25th Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Seattle, February 2014.

Verduzco-Gutierrez M. Amazing Rehabilitation: What Happens to Your ICU Patients at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Invited lecture at Mischer Neuroscience Institute Second Annual Neuro ICU Symposium, Houston, March 2014.

Poster Presentations

Li S, Bhadane M, Liu J, Zhou P, Rymer WZ. Activation deficit correlates with post-stroke weakness. Association of Academic Physiatrists, Nashville, Tenn., March 2014.

Li S, Bhadane M, Liu , Zhou P, Rymer WZ. Localization of innervation zone (IZ) based on high-density EMG array recordings in healthy and stroke subjects. Association of Academic Physiatrists, Nashville, Tenn., March 2014.

Martin RB, Stringer AY, Odland A, Novack T, Davis LC. Gender differences in edema following traumatic brain injury. Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, February 2014.

Ponter C, Chang S-H, Francisco GE. Reliability of the Tardieu Scale and Ashworth Scale for Assessing Spasticity in Post-stroke. Association of Academic Physiatrists, Nashville, Tenn., March 2014.

Sander A, Maestas K, Clark A, Arciniegas DB, Sherer M. Feasibility of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Treating Emotional Distress in Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury. 10th Annual Meeting of the International Brain Injury Association, San Francisco, March 2014.