Distinguished Alumni Awards

Early Career Outstanding Alumni Award
Sarah Beth Goldman - 2008 Ph.D.

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Beth Goldman Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Beth Goldman came to Indiana University for her Ph.D. in Kinesiology in 2008 and has since continued her successes by having an extraordinary early career, holding a myriad of prestigious positions.

She has worked as Chief of Rehabilitation Research for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, as a Senior Scientist for the Joint Combat Casualty Research Team in Iraq, as Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program for the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, as the Deputy Director for Neurotrauma Research for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, as a Congressional Analyst for the Office of the Surgeon General, and presently a Legislative Liaison for the Medical Portfolio Appropriations Committees for the Pentagon as well as an adjunct faculty member at Baylor University.

LTC Goldman has received several awards for her outstanding work, including the Iron Major Award for the Army Medical Specialist Corps, the Outstanding Research Committee Member Award for the American Society of Hand Therapists, and the U.S. Navy Occupational Therapist of the Year Award.

Due to her research findings, in recent years, she joined the Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a joint initiative to promote cultural change regarding traumatic brain injury, solider-athlete awareness and reducing the stigma caused by seeking treatment for concussions and other brain- related injuries.

Her work has truly saved lives.