Specializing solely in post-acute brain injury since 1982

Prize Named and Then Bestowed upon Galveston Native, Robert L. Moody

Leading researchers, physicians and rehabilitation experts from across the country converged upon the Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center October the 20-22, 2000. They met to discuss new research and theories related to brain injury as part of the inaugural Galveston Brain Injury Conference. The conference was cosponsored by The Transitional Learning Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

During the conference, the conferees recognized Galveston native Robert L. Moody for his personal crusade to advance brain injury research by making him the first honorary recipient of the prize named after him, established by the University of Texas Medical Branch in his honor. Mr. Moody has actively supported brain injury research since his son, Russell, was seriously injured in a car accident in the early 80s. He encourages scientific investigation through his own financial contributions and those of the Moody endowment and the Moody foundation. The Moody Endowment established a distinguished chair in cognitive rehabilitation (The Russell Shearn Moody Chair) at UTMB in Russell Moody’s name.