A team of researchers from VCU’s Model System for Traumatic Brain Injury has been honored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research with its Mitchell Rosenthal Award. This is the second time the Rosenthal Award has been presented and also the second time that a VCU team has been the recipient.
The Rosenthal Award is made every other year to recognize the publication that is judged to make the most important scientific contribution among all those that drew on NIDRR’s national data base of patients with moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries.
The lead author on the publication, “Caregivers’ Well-Being after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Multicenter Prospective Investigation,” is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Professor Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D., who holds the Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professorship. His co-authors are Lisa Rapport, Ph.D., Jenny Marwitz, M.A., Cynthia Harrison-Felix, Ph.D., Tessa Hart, Ph.D., Mel Glenn, M.D., and Flora Hammond, M.D. The paper was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in June 2009.
The TBI Model Systems program is a national collaboration of 16 medical rehabilitation centers funded by NIDRR within the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The Mitchell Rosenthal Award carries the name of the long-time project director for the TBI Model Systems’ National Data Center.