The Robert L. Moody Prize
for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation
2018 Moody Prize Recipient
Mark Sherer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Mark Sherer, Ph.D. is Senior Scientist and Associate Vice President for Research at TIRR Memorial Hermann. He is Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sherer is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 30 years' experience as a clinician, educator, investigator, and administrator.
Dr. Sherer's clinical work primarily focused on community integration for persons with brain injury. He developed and directed the first programs of this type in Alabama and Mississippi. Dr. Sherer extended the approaches developed by Drs. Yehuda Ben-Yishay and George Prigatano by emphasizing interventions in the workplace and home environment.
Dr. Sherer's research has focused on factors that affect outcome after traumatic brain injury and interventions to improve outcomes. Areas addressed have been impaired self-awareness including development of a measure of self-awareness, prediction of employment outcomes, acute confusion in early recovery, creation of a measure of confusion, a new approach to integrating performance on cognitive measures, symptom reports, and performance validity to guide treatment for persons with traumatic brain injury, and leadership of a project to establish a case definition for the post-traumatic confusional state.
Dr. Sherer provides overall guidance to research programs at TIRR Memorial Hermann including management of over 29 million dollars in grants. Dr. Sherer’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Administration for Community Living National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research since 1991. He has served as a TBI Model Systems Project Director since 1998.
Dr. Sherer has published over 150 peer reviewed articles and book chapters as well as a book on traumatic brain injury. His contributions have been recognized with the TBI Model Systems Mitchell Rosenthal Award for National Database Research, the American Psychological Association Leonard Dillard Award for Contributions to Neurorehabilitation, the Brain Injury Association Williams Fields Caveness Award for Contributions to Improved Life for Persons with TBI, and the American Psychological Association Howard Yuker Award for Excellence in Research as well as election as Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
2017 Moody Prize Recipient
Joseph T. Giacino, PhD
Joseph T. Giacino, PhD is the Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology and Research Associate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, Consulting Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Dr. Giacino directs the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Neurorehabilitation Laboratory which focuses on the development and application of novel assessment and treatment methods for individuals with severe acquired brain injury (ABI) and disorders of consciousness (DoC). He served as co-chair of the Aspen Workgroup which established the diagnostic criteria for the minimally conscious state (MCS) and currently chairs the DoC Guideline Development Panel, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Dr. Giacino is the Project Director and PI for the Spaulding-Harvard TBI Model System (NIDILRR), serves as Co-PI on the "Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in TBI (TRACK-TBI)" (NIH-NINDS) and "TBI Endpoint Development (TED)" (DoD) projects, both of which are validating clinical, imaging, genomic and outcome markers to enable more precise TBI diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. He is also Co-PI on an NINDS-funded Advanced Neural Prosthetics Research and Development grant investigating "Central Thalamic Stimulation for Traumatic Brain Injury" and PI on a TED seed grant that is developing an Evidence-Based Clinical Outcome Assessment Platform for evaluation of TBI clinical outcome assessment measures intended for use in FDA-approved drug and device trials. In his clinical role, Dr. Giacino directs the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network DoC Program and maintains a broad array of national and international collaborations aimed at improving care for patients with severe TBI.
2016 Moody Prize Recipient
Flora M. Hammond, MD
Flora M. Hammond, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Indiana University School of Medicine; as well as Chief of Medical Affairs and Medical Director at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. She has been a Project Director for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System since 1998 (funded by the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research).
Prior to selection for the 2016 Robert L. Moody Prize, Flora has received local and national awards for her teaching, clinical care and research, including the 2001 Association of Academic Physiatrists Young Academician Award, the 2011 Brain Injury Association of America William Caveness Award, the 2013 Baylor College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award. She leads the TBI Model System Aging special interest group, and co-leads the ACRM TBI Longterm Issues Task Force.
Dr. Hammond had the opportunity to lead the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Galveston Brain Injury Conferences which focused on changing the view of brain injury as an incident with limited short-term treatment to a chronic condition that must be proactively managed over the course of life. Flora has a tireless passion to improve the lives of people with brain injury and their families through research, teaching, and systems change.
Examples of Dr. Hammond's lines of research include:
- Brain injury outcome prediction:
Questioning the accuracy of outcome predictions widely handed out with (false) confidence in the first days to months after injury.
- Aging and change over time after brain injury:
Demonstrating that people may improve over time after injury, while some may not change and some may decline. Armed with her research findings, she encourages individuals with brain injury and their physicians to relentlessly pursue improved function, and she is advocating a change in the national medical model of brain injury care to better meet the lifetime needs after brain injury.
- People with brain injury and their families as researchers:
Enhancing the relevance of research findings through a research approach (referred to as Participatory Research) were people with brain injury work alongside the scientists to answer questions that impact their lives.
2015 Moody Prize Recipient
Angela Colantonio, PhD, OTR, FACRM
Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy where she holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health focusing on brain injury. She is also a Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where she held the inaugural Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury Research from 2003-2013. Dr. Colantonio received her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from Yale University, and an MSc in Community Health and a BSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. Dr. Colantonio is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American College of Epidemiology.
Dr. Colantonio leads a broad, internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury (ABI) examining ABI in the population, targeting injury prevention and post-acute care with a special focus on how ABI impacts the lives of those most vulnerable to health service inequities, such as homeless and criminalized people and older adults. Dr. Colantonio's research program also examines work-related TBI, long term outcomes among women with ABI, the impact of sex/gender on outcomes, and innovative approaches to intervention, such as the use of theatre as a knowledge mobilization strategy. She carried out the first comprehensive study on long term outcomes after TBI among women, primarily focused on reproductive health; she is instrumental in developing an international, interdisciplinary task force addressing issues related to girls and women with an acquired brain injury which she currently chairs, and in asserting a stronger presence for research on girls and women with ABI.
Dr. Colantonio's contributions to research are formidable: She has authored over 200 publications and has given over 300 presentations to research, clinical and lay audiences; she has been principal investigator on 64 grants and co-investigator on 42 grants. She has supervised over 80 graduate students as well as numerous post graduate fellows, undergraduates, and high school students. In 2014, she received a Graduate Faculty Teaching Award from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto for her role as a Graduate Student Mentor. Additional awards include a Leadership Award from the Ontario Rehabilitation Research Advisory Network and a national Research Award from the Brain Injury Association of Canada. She currently serves on the Board of Brain Injury Canada.
2014 Moody Prize Recipient
Ross D. Zafonte, D.O.
Dr. Ross D. Zafonte is Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, as well as Senior Vice President Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Dr. Zafonte's textbook is considered one of the standards in the field of brain injury care. Dr. Zafonte's work is presently funded by the NIH, DOD and NIDRR, and he is currently directing several large clinical treatment trials. His laboratory work has focused on understanding mechanisms of recovery after Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Zafonte also serves on the Board of Governors for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
He has published extensively on traumatic brain injuries, spasticity, and other neurological disorders, as well as presented on these topics at conferences nationally and internationally. He is the author of more than 300 peer review journal articles, abstracts and book chapters.
In addition, he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurotrauma, and NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. He previously served on the founding editorial board of PMR. In 2006, Dr Zafonte was selected to receive the Walter Zeiter award and lectureship by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and, in 2008, he was the recipient of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Distinguished Academician Award. In 2012, Dr. Zafonte received the William Caveness award for outstanding clinical care and research from the Brain Injury Association of America, and, in May 2013, he received the Joel DeLisa Prize from the Kessler Foundation.
2013 Moody Prize Recipient
Jennie Louise Ponsford, Ph.D.
Jennie Ponsford, BA (Hons), MA (Clin Neuropsych), PhD, MAPsS, is a Professor of Neuropsychology in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University and Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She has spent the past 32 years engaged in clinical work and research with individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
She has pioneered the development of specialized TBI rehabilitation programs with a community focus. Her research has investigated outcomes following mild, moderate and severe TBI, and through the conduct of a longitudinal outcome study involving over 2000 individuals with TBI, she has studied factors predicting outcome, including genetic, age and injury-related factors, and rehabilitative interventions to improve outcome, with current intervention studies focusing specifically on fatigue and sleep changes, and psychiatric and substance use following TBI. She has also developed screening procedures and an information booklet for mild TBI. She has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters on these subjects, as well as two books on the management of traumatic brain injury. She also directs a doctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at Monash University and her students are actively engaged with her research program.
Professor Ponsford is currently the President of the International Neuropsychological Society, Past-President of the International Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), and also serves currently on the Executive of the International Brain Injury Association and ASSBI. She is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, including the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Brain Injury, Neuro-psychological Rehabilitation, the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Brain Impairment and NeuroRehabilitation.
2012 Moody Prize Recipient
Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D., ABPP., FACRM
Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D. is the Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center. He has been the Clinical Director of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Department at JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute since 1985. He is the Project Director for the New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and as Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medical Education. Dr. Cicerone is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Cicerone is the author of over 50 peer reviewed publications in the areas of TBI and neuropsychological rehabilitation. His research has addressed the development and validation of interventions for impairments of attention and executive functioning after traumatic brain injury, and controlled trials of holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation.
Dr. Cicerone's work towards demonstrating the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation has complemented his work as an advocate for people with acquired cognitive and neurologic disabilities. As a recognized expert in the area of cognitive rehabilitation for people with TBI, Dr. Cicerone has testified to the Institute of Medicine, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and Congressional Brain Injury Task Force. In 2008, Dr. Cicerone received the 2008 Gold Key Award for "extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation" from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in recognition of his clinical work, research, and advocacy on behalf of people with acquired brain injury who require cognitive rehabilitation. Dr. Cicerone is also the recipient of the inaugural Anthony Solomon Lectureship from NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the 2011 John Stanley Coulter Memorial Lecture from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and a 2012 Distinguished Lectureship from the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program.
2011 Moody Prize Recipient
James F. Malec, Ph.D.
Dr. Malec has held faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and for 23 years at the Mayo Clinic-Rochester, Minnesota where he remains an Emeritus Professor. During his tenure at Mayo, he was Director for the NIDRR-funded TBI Model System from 1999-2008 and Co-chair of the Division of Tertiary Psychiatry and Psychology. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications as well as other professional publications and continues to conduct research in brain injury rehabilitation.
His past work in the area of brain injury has included development and investigation of holistic day programming for individuals with pervasive cognitive and behavioral impairments, vocational reintegration through effective service coordination, and development of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory with Dr. Muriel Lezak for assessment of postacute outcome.
He has made numerous presentations related to his research throughout the world. He is active in both lay and professional groups involved with the concerns of people with brain injuries, including the Brain Injury Association, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the International Neuropsychological Society. He has received a number of professional recognitions, including the Lowman Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine for interdisciplinary contributions to rehabilitation, the Research Award of the North American Brain Injury Society, and the Career Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota.
2010 Moody Prize Recipient
Sureyya S. Dikmen, Ph.D.
Sureyya S. Dikmen, Ph.D.is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and adjunct professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington. She trained in neuropsychology with Dr. Ralph M. Reitan, who initially involved her in TBI research.
Dr. Dikmen has devoted her career as a neuropsychologist to the study of TBI with emphasis on the natural history of recovery of neuropsychological, emotional and psychosocial consequences of traumatic brain injury and clinical trials to reduce the negative impacts of these injuries. The clinical trials have included acute clinical trials to prevent post-traumatic seizures and neuroprotection trials to improve overall outcome. Post-acute trials have been aimed at improving functional status and quality of life following TBI.
Her long-standing collaborative work with Dr. Nancy Temkin has received a number of awards and has contributed to clinical practice guidelines including those for the management of post-traumatic seizures. She was the recipient of the year 2000 The William Fields Caveness Award for outstanding research contributions towards bettering the lives of persons with traumatic brain injuries awarded by the Brain Injury Association of America.
Dr. Dikmen's and her collaborators' work have been disseminated widely in neurological, neurosurgical, neuropsychological, and rehabilitation meetings and journals. She is a Fellow of APA Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), and the chair of the publication committee of the International Neuropsychological Society. She has been on multiple TBI expert working groups, scientific advisory boards and data and safety monitoring boards for CDC, NINDS, NIDRR, DOD, the Brain Injury Association of America, and Institute of Medicine.
2009 Moody Prize Recipient
Wayne A. Gordon, PhD
Dr. Gordon is the Jack Nash Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Since 1991 he has been a Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychiatry; Associate Director, Chief Psychologist and Co-Director of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Gordon has been a project director in the TBI model systems program for many years. He participated directly in helping move the model systems program from a loose consortium of centers into a coordinated platform for multi-site research in traumatic brain injury. This move is a critical step in devising and testing interventions in traumatic brain injury. He is currently principal investigator of three federally funded grants, including the Mount Sinai Injury Control Research Center from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Research and Training Center on Traumatic Brain Injury Interventions, also from NIDRR. He is a tireless advocate for the field of TBI rehabilitation and for afflicted individuals and their families. The scope of Dr. Gordon’s contribution is immense. Through research, development of innovative treatments and advocacy, he has advanced the understanding, care, and recognition of TBI.
2008 Moody Prize Recipient
John Whyte, MD, PhD
Director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI); Director Attention Research Laboratory, MRRI; Director of Brain Injury Research and Director of the Responsiveness Program, Jerome M and Sylvan Drucker Brain Injury Center, Moss Rehab; Staff Physiatrist, Einstein Practice Plan Inc. Professor Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Temple University School of Medicine
Dr. Whyte's interests/research activities include Traumatic Brain Injury, Attention Deficits, Disorders of Consciousness, and Cognitive Rehabilitation. Dr. Whyte has been awarded the John Stanley Coulter Lectureship Award as well as the Distinguished Member Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
2007 Moody Prize Recipient
John D. Corrigan, PhD
John D. Corrigan, PhD, is the founder and Director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, which serves as an umbrella for research and program development related to traumatic brain injury in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The Center has attracted almost $15 million in grants since its creation in 1992. Most notably, the Center developed the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, one of 16 centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to conduct longitudinal research on outcomes from traumatic brain injury. Dr. Corrigan has served as the Principal Investigator of this grant throughout its 10 years of funding.
Prior to his selection for the 2007 Robert L. Moody Prize, John has received local and national awards for his service and research in the field, including the Brain Injury Association of America's William Fields Caveness Award. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and was elected to the inaugural "class" of Fellows in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). The American Psychological Association Division of Rehabilitation Psychology has honored him with its Leonard Diller Lecture, 1999 Distinguished Service Award and Roger Barker Distinguished Research Career Award. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22) and Counseling Psychology (Division 17). Dr. Corrigan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Rehabilitation Psychology.
Dr. Corrigan has made important contributions to the field of brain injury rehabilitation in three areas: (1) the prevalence and treatment of substance abuse as a co-occurring complication; (2) the measurement and management of agitation occurring during the acute phase of recovery; and (3) measurement of outcomes from rehabilitation.
Substance abuse and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Corrigan's 1995 literature review "Substance abuse as a mediating factor in outcome from traumatic brain injury" was a seminal paper pointing to the prevalence and effects of substance use disorders among adolescents and adults receiving rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Dr. Corrigan has been instrumental in bringing attention to the prevalence and effects of substance abuse among persons with traumatic brain injury. He has conducted quasi-experimental and randomized clinical trials on treatment interventions for substance abuse in this population. He has provided training and consultation internationally on the nature, extent, and treatment of this condition. He is currently developing diagnostic and treatment techniques for early intervention in acute hospital and rehabilitation settings, and collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a standardized method of identifying traumatic brain injury in at-risk populations.
Agitation in the acute phase of recovery. Dr. Corrigan developed the Agitated Behavior Scale (ABS) to provide objective clinical and research data on agitation in persons with traumatic brain injury emerging from coma. The ABS is utilized widely in brain injury rehabilitation, and has been adopted in research on agitation among persons with dementia as well as those experiencing psychiatric crises. Research conducted with colleagues at Ohio State showing that improvement in cognition preceded improvement in agitation lead to changes in the use of medications with sedating side. This group also was able to identify the source of previous findings that agitation had a negative prognosis for long-term behavioral outcomes.
Measurement of rehabilitation outcomes. A third area of research contribution has addressed outcome measures used in rehabilitation. He has contributed to the development and/or validation of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ), and Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). He has proposed a theoretical framework for conceptualizing rehabilitation outcomes that was used in the development of a new approach to measurement of the World Health Organization's concept of "participation". Dr. Corrigan has also lead research addressing the generalizability of the TBI Model Systems National Dataset.
2006 Moody Prize Recipient
Barbara A. Wilson
Dr. Barbara Wilson qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1977 and since 1979 she has worked in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, first at Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre in Oxford, then at Charing Cross Hospital, London and at The University of Southampton Medical School. Since 1990, she has been a senior scientist at The Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. In 1996, Wilson established The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely. This is a partnership between Lifespan NHS Trust (now Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Trust) and The Medical Research Council. She is director of research at this centre and is also visiting Professor of Rehabilitation Studies at the University of Southampton.
She has held several grants to look at new assessment and treatment procedures for people with non-progressive brain injury, has published 16 books, 8 widely used neuropsychological tests, and over 250 journal articles and chapters mostly on rehabilitation and is currently is editor-in-chief of the Journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Barbara sits on several national committees in the UK and has been on the governing board of The International Neuropsychological Society. She is currently president of The International Neuropsychological Society and will remain in this position until February 2007.
A highly sought-after lecturer throughout the world particularly in Europe, North and South America, Australia and Hong Kong, in 1984 Dr. Wilson was awarded The May Davidson award for outstanding contributions to Clinical Psychology. In 1998 she was awarded an O.B.E. in the Queen's New Years Honours List for services to medical rehabilitation and in 2000 she was awarded a distinguished scientist award from the British Psychological Society. In 2002 Barbara was awarded the "Professional of the Year" award by The Encephalitis Support Group and in 2003 she won The British Psychological Society's annual book of the year award for her book "Case Studies in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation". She is a Fellow of The British Psychological Society, The Academy of Medical Sciences and The Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and in 2004 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of East Anglia.
2005 Moody Prize Recipient
Marilyn Price Spivack
Marylyn Spivack's involvement in traumatic brain injury (TBI) began through a personal journey after the injury of her daughter, Deborah Lee Price, in March of 1975. Resources, support and expertise in the treatment and rehabilitation of TBI survivors were virtually non-existent at that time. In 1985 along with her husband Marty and a group of other similarly affected families and professionals, Mrs. Spivack founded and acted as first president of the National Head Injury Foundation, now known as the Brain Injury Association.
Since 1985, Mrs. Spivack has become an advocate for the special needs of TBI survivors as well as raising awareness in safety issues focusing on prevention of head injuries. She has given numerous lectures for hospital, university, and national association and organization conferences and seminars across the U.S. and Canada. She has presented TBI as a national health issue to the media including a recent segment on NBC News and for the American Medical Association program, Medical Rounds. She has been featured in a made-for-TV documentary aired on Public Television, The Journey Back, and on a feature video, If Only, to raise awareness on safety belt use in the prevention of head injuries. In 1991 Mrs. Spivack was featured on CNN's special series focusing on Brain Injury in America, entitled It was an Accident.
In recognition of her contributions to the field of rehabilitation, Mrs. Spivack has received numerous awards. Most recently, she was recognized by President George W. Bush for outstanding Public Service for creating opportunities in employment for people with traumatic brain injury. The Award was given by the President's Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities.
2004 Moody Prize Recipient
Roberta DePompei, PhD, CCC-SP/A
One of Dr. DePompei's major areas of interest is in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and resultant cognitive-communication disorders. She has developed support groups, co-established a TBI Collaborative in the Akron area that serves as a model for collaboratives nationally, and conducted research on the impact of TBI on the family system and communication. Home, community and school reintegration for people with TBI, including school age through college levels, has also been researched. She has conducted numerous workshops and presented papers on these topics at international, national, state, and local conferences.
Dr. DePompei has also published on the topic of acquired brain injury and the family and brain injury reintegration to school in journals such as Topics in Language Disorders, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and American Journal of Family Therapy. She and has guest edited several issues on traumatic brain injury in Topics in Language Disorders and the Journal of Head Traumatic Rehabilitation. She has published over 20 chapters in books and she is the co-author of a book entitled Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Proactive Approaches to Assessment and Intervention (2nd ed published 2003).
Dr DePompei is involved with research grants on concussion of athletes and on the use of assistive technology for children and adolescents with mental retardation or traumatic brain injury. Dr. DePompei has served on the board of the Ohio Brain Injury Association and is co-chair of the Brain Injury Association of America's (BIAA) Task Force on Children and Adolescents. She was awarded the prestigious Sheldon Berrol, M.D. Clinical Service award by BIAA in July, 2002. She has also served as chair of the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and on the State of Ohio's Brain Injury Advisory Committee.
2002 Moody Prize Recipient
Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP
Jeffrey S. Kreutzer is a Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College with appointments in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Within the Department of PM&R, he serves as Director of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology and serves as Vice Chairman of the Research Division.
With an active clinical practice, Dr. Kreutzer coordinates the delivery of psychological and neuropsychological services to both inpatients and outpatients who have a wide variety of neurological disabilities. Dr. Kreutzer's practice emphasizes holistic rehabilitation, self-advocacy, long-term needs, psychotherapy, helping persons return to work, and family intervention.
As an active consumer advocate, Dr. Kreutzer was a founding member of the Virginia Head Injury Foundation and has many years, served on the Board of Directors for both the Richmond area and Virginia Head Injury Foundation (VHIF). Dr. Kreutzer, was a recipient of the VHIF Timmy Tiernan Award (1986), and a recipient of Certificates of Appreciation from the Richmond and Massachusetts Head Injury Foundations. In November 1994 he was given the Sheldon Berrol Clinical Service Award by the National Head Injury Foundation.
Dr. Kreutzer has co-authored more than 115 peer-reviewed publications, most in the area of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation, is co-Editor-In-Chief of the journals: Brain Injury and NeuroRehabilitation, he has also served as co-editor or author of twelve books focused on vocational rehabilitation, community reintegration, behavior management, and cognitive rehabilitation.
2001 Moody Prize Recipient
Mitchell Rosenthal, Ph.D, ABPP
Mitchell Rosenthal was the Vice President for Research for the Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation. He was also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In addition, he served as Project Director of the TBI National Database Center, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Rosenthal was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and served as President of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology in 1992. He served as a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association and was President of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology and Treasurer of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the first Sheldon Berrol, M.D. Clinical Service Award from the National Head Injury Foundation (now the Brain Injury Association) and the 1997 Roger Barker Distinguished Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. He was the founding co-editor of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and the senior editor of the textbook, Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Traumatic Brain Injury (1999), now in its third edition. Dr. Rosenthal published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters and delivered over 200 presentations at major national and international meetings, primarily related to brain injury rehabilitation.