Specializing solely in post-acute brain injury since 1982

The Robert L. Moody Prize 2011 Recipient

5A.jpgThe winner of the 2011 Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation is 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.