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Fantastic Frank interviews Marcia J. Scherer, PhD, MPH.
Dr. Scherer is President, Institute for Matching Person & Technology. She is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center and Project Director, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University. She is a past member of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research, National Institutes of Health, and is Editor of the journal Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Dr. Scherer is Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the American Psychological Association, and the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). Dr. Scherer authored Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment and Living in the State of Stuck: How Assistive Technology Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities as well as authoring, editing, co-editing seven other books. She has published over sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals and over twenty-five book chapters on disability and technology and has been cited more than 2000 times by others. She has been a keynote or invited speaker at scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. She has received multi-million dollars of federal funding from NIH, CDC and NIDRR as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator. She is the 2011 recipient of the Sam McFarland Memorial Mentor Award, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) and the 2010 recipient of the Roger G. Barker Award, Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), American Psychological Association, for her outstanding lifelong contribution to rehabilitation psychology through empirical research, conceptual/ theoretical development or both..
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