Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L.

Optimizing Rehabilitation for People with Acquired Cognitive Impairments

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Professor and chair of Occupational Therapy, associate dean of research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.

Lecturer Biography

Dr. Skidmore's federally funded research program addresses: 1) associations among cognitive impairments, mood symptoms, and activities of daily living in persons with brain injury and neurocognitive decline; and 2) interventions designed to promote independence and community integration among adults with cognitive impairments.

Skidmore is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Academic Educator Award, and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Deborah Wilkerson Research Career Award. In 2013, Skidmore was the first occupational therapist to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on early career scientists. 

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