Coordinator of Neurotrauma Outreach Services
Spaulding Rehabiliation Hospital
Charlestown, Massachusetts – United States
Marilyn Spivack has been the Coordinator of Neurotrauma Outreach Services for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network since 1998.
Her past accomplishments are too numerous to recount in detail. She was the founder of the Brain Injury Association of America and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Her work led to the establishment of the first Head Injury Federal Interagency Task Force, which resulted in the funding of head injury research and prevention programs within several government agencies. She has served on numerous national boards, other advisory boards, federal task forces, and governmental committees, including the President’s Committee on Employment for Citizens with Disabilities, the first working committee on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and two advisory councils at NIH. She is still involved in the NIH’s National Center on Medical Rehabilitation and Research and serves on the Advisory Board of the TBI State Demonstration Grant Program under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She has been a peer reviewer for federal grants. She has been the Chair of the ACRM BI-ISIG Legislative Committee for many years. She is on the Executive Committee of the BIA-MA and works with the national office of the BIAA whenever needed in the area of public policy.
Marilyn and her husband Marty Spivack received the 1986 Public Service Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Marilyn received the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation in 2004. She is also a recipient of the Gold Key Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine; and has received numerous other awards. She has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation for more than 20 years.
Thursday, November 7
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM