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Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, Earns Mentoring Award from American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

Congratulations to Trudy Mallinson, PhD, OTR/L, FACRM, FAOTA, associate dean for research in health sciences, and associate professor of clinical research and leadership, and in health, human function, and rehabilitation sciences, at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine on Health Sciences, for receiving the 2020 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Early Career Outstanding Mentor Award.

The award, established in 2016, honors educators who “have significantly contributed through mentoring to the development of the early career rehabilitation professional,” according to the ACRM website.

"I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” Mallinson said. “I work each day with some amazing early career folks who are making important contributions to rehabilitation research. They're talent and passion is what motivates me."

The award will be presented to Mallinson at the ACRM’s 97th Annual Conference in late October. The conference will be held in-person and virtually. 

Mallinson also serves as the program director for Doctoral Research in the PhD for Translational Health Sciences and as director of the Advanced Metrics Lab. Her primary research interest focuses on how better outcomes measurement can improve health care for patients and inform health care policy. 

Mallinson holds a Master of Science in occupational therapy and a Doctorate of Philosophy in public health, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also completed the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research and Policy at Northwestern University. She holds occupational therapy licenses in Washington, D.C., and Virginia.