Wayne A. Gordon, PhD, Named 2009 Robert L. Moody Prize Recipient

Dr. Wayne Gordon has been awarded the 2009 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.

New York, NY
 – March 13, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

Dr. Wayne Gordon has been awarded the 2009 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation. The award was presented by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The Transitional Learning Center of Galveston, and UTMB Center for Rehabilitation Sciences.

The Robert L. Moody Prize is named after Robert Moody, whose family experiences drove him to improve the care for survivors of brain injury. Dr. Gordon’s achievements in the field of brain injury rehabilitation were recognized as well as his contributions in science, practice, professional development and advocacy.

Dr. Gordon is the Jack Nash Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, and an Associate Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is Chief of the Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology service. Dr. Gordon is a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology and a Fellow in the American Psychological Association.

He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters. He is the project director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Traumatic Brain Injury Interventions, the Mount Sinai TBI Model System of Care and the Mount Sinai Injury Control Research Center.

Dr. Gordon has received several other awards during his career, including a recognition award in 1996 from the NYS Department of Health for "his visionary work" in TBI and in 2008 the "Partnership Award" from the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators and is currently the President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He provides diagnostic (neuropsychological evaluation) and treatment (psychotherapy, cognitive remediation) for individuals who have sustained a brain injury from trauma, a medical event or exposure to toxic substances, such as mold.

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.