Specializing solely in post-acute brain injury since 1982

The Robert L. Moody Prize 2009 Recipient

gordon.jpgThe winner of the 2009 Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation is Dr. 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.