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    Gold Key Award

     

    Dr. Kenneth Ottenbacher

    Dr. Kenneth Ottenbacher

    CONGRATULATIONS TO 2016 AWARD RECIPIENT

    The 2016 Gold Key Award recipient is Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FACRM, University of Texas Medical Branch.

    Kenneth J. Ottenbacher holds the Russell Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). He is Professor and Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Professions. He is also Director of the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition, and Associate Director for the Sealy Center on Aging. Dr. Ottenbacher received his PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a licensed occupational therapist.

    Dr. Ottenbacher began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin – Madison working through the ranks from assistant professor to professor. He went to the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1990 serving as Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs in the School of Health Related Professions, Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Associate Director of the Center for Functional Assessment Research in the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation. In 1995, he joined UTMB as Professor and Vice Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences. He has received numerous awards for his research and service including fellow status in the American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Gerontological Society of America.

    Dr. Ottenbacher’s research interests include rehabilitation outcomes with a focus on functional assessment, disability and frailty in older adults using large datasets. He has published more than 300 articles in refereed journals. Dr. Ottenbacher’s research has been supported by continuous federal funding since 1984. He is currently the principal investigator or project leader on seven grants including four from the National Institutes of Health, two from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and one from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

    ELIGIBILITY

    This award was established in 1932 as a certificate of merit for members of the medical and allied professions who have rendered extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation. Candidates are nominated by members of the ACRM Board of Governors and the recipient chosen by a Nominating Committee vote. It is the highest honor given by ACRM.

    Candidates may be any medical professional who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation. The winner is not required to be an ACRM member.

     

    2015
    John Corrigan, PhD, FACRM

    2014
    Donald T. Stuss, PhD, C Psych, ABPP-CN, Order of Ontario, FRSC, FCAHS

    2013
    Ralph Nitkin, PhD

    2012
    Marcel Dijkers, PhD

    2011
    Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP/Cn, FACRM

    2010
    Ruth Brannon, MSPH, MA

    2009
    Gale Whitneck, PhD, FACRM

    2008
    Keith Cicerone, PhD, ABPP, FACRM

    2007
    Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD

    2006
    Marilyn Price Spivack

    2005
    Margaret G. Stineman, MD

    2004
    Donald E. Galvin, PhD

    2003
    Barbara de Lateur, MD

    2002
    Mitchell Rosenthal, PhD, FACRM

    2001
    Karen A. Hart, PhD, FACRM

    2000
    Katherine D. Seelman, PhD

    1999
    L. Don Lehmkuhl, PhD

    1998
    Gerben DeJong, PhD, FACRM

    1997
    Thomas P. Dixon, PhD

    1996
    Theodore M. Cole, MD, FACRM
    Thomas E. Strax, MD

    1995
    Carmella Gonnella, PhD, PT
    Irving K. Zola, PhD

    1994
    Lex Frieden, MA
    Samuel L. Stover, MD

    1993
    Martin Grabois, MD
    Roberta B. Trieschmann, PhD

    1992
    Sheldon Berrol, MD
    Leonard Diller, PhD
    Dale E. Eazell, MS

    1991
    Joel A. DeLisa, MD
    Dorothy L. Gordon, DNSc
    Don A. Olson, PhD

    1990
    Thomas P. Anderson, MD
    J. Paul Thomas, PhD
    John S. Young, MD

    1989
    Dorothea D. Glass, MD

    1988
    John L. Melvin, MD, FACRM

    1987
    Marcus J. Fuhrer, PhD

    1986
    Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD

    1985
    James A. Cox Jr.
    Paul Brent England
    Gordon Martin, MD

    1984
    Henry B. Betts, MD, FACRM
    June S. Rothberg, PhD, RN

    1983
    Creston C. Herold

    1982
    Ernst Gunther Marquardt, MD

    1981
    Herman J. Flax, MD

    1980
    Rene Cailliet, MD

    1979
    Richard E. Verville, LLB

    1978
    John W. Goldschmidt, MD

    1977
    John V. Basmajian, MD

    1976
    Representative John Brademas
    Sir Ludwig Guttmann, MD
    Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr.

    1975
    Harriet E. Gillette, MD
    Mary Lasker
    Mieczyslaw Peszczynski, MD

    1974
    Martha Taylor Sarno, MA

    1973
    Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
    G. Keith Stillwell, MD, PhD

    1972
    William A. Spencer, MD

    1971
    Paul M. Ellwood Jr, MD
    Justus F. Lehmann, MD

    1970
    Ernest W. Johnson, MD
    Edward W. Lowman, MD

    1969
    Elizabeth Licht
    Sidney Licht, MD

    1968
    Joseph G. Benton, MD, PhD
    Edward E. Gordon

    1967
    Ernst Fischer, MD
    W.T. Liberson, MD, PhD

    1966
    Arthur S. Abramson, MD
    William J. Erdman II, MD

    1965
    Glenn Gullickson, Jr, MD
    Paul A. Nelson, MD

    1964
    Thomas B. DeLorme, MD
    Mary W. Switzer

    1963
    Louis B. Newman, MD
    Eugene J. Taylor

    1962
    Donald A. Covalt, MD
    A.B.C. Knudsen, MD

    1961
    Frederic J. Kottke, MD

    1960
    Philippe Bauwens, MD

    1959
    Fred B. Moor, MD

    1958
    Howard A. Rusk, MD
    Arthur L. Watkins, MD

    1957
    Karl Harpuder, MD
    William H. Schmidt, MD

    1956
    Miland E. Knapp, MD

    1955
    Robert L. Bennett, MD
    Earl C. Elkins, MD
    Walter M. Solomon, MD (posthumously)

     

    1954
    George Morris Piersol, MD

    1953
    George G. Deaver, MD
    Henry H. Kessler, MD

    1952
    Basil O'Connor

    1951
    Howard A. Carter
    Stafford L. Osborne
    Winfred Overholser

    1950
    Svend Clemmesen, MD
    Kristian G. Hansson, MD
    Harry M. Hines, MD

    1949
    No award given this year

    1948
    Frank H. Ewerhardt, MD
    Richard Kovacs, MD

    1947
    Lord Thomas J. Horder, MD
    Andrew C. Ivy, MD
    Maj. Gen. Norman T. Kirk

    1946
    Ralph Pemberton, MD

    1945
    No award given due to World War II

    1944
    Herman L. Kretschmer, MD
    Frank H. Krusen, MD

    1943
    John S. Coulter, MD

    1942
    Sister Elizabeth Kenny

    1941
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Bernard M. Baruch
    W.S.C. Copeman, MD
    William Bierman, MD

    1940
    George Washington Crile, MD
    Abraham R. Hollender, MD
    Charles F. Kettering
    Disraeli Kobak, MD
    Malcolm T. MacEachern, MD
    William F. Petersen, MD
    Horatio B. Williams

    1939
    Joseph A. Riviere, MD
    Edward C. Titus, MD
    A. Bern Hirsh, MD
    James B. Mennell, MD

    1938
    Henry C. Bazett
    Albert Bessemans
    Harry E. Mock, MD

    1937
    Kurl Huldschinsky, MD
    Louis Edouard Lapicque, MD

    1936
    Edwin Beer, MD
    Sir Henry Gauvain, MD
    Professor Stefan Jellinek
    Professor Joseph Plotnikow

    1935
    Friedrich Dessauer, MD
    Joel Ernest Goldthwait, MD
    Stephan Leduc, MD
    A. Rollier, MD
    Joseph W. Schereschewsky, MD
    Willis R. Whitney, MD

    1934
    Oscar Bernhard, MD
    Henry Bordier, MD
    W.W. Coblentz, MD
    LeRoy Watkins Hubbard, MD
    Franz Nagelschmidt, MD

    1933
    Gustavus M. Blech, MD
    Gustav Bucky, MD
    Harvey Cushing, MD
    Claudius Regaud, MD
    Walter John Turrell, MD

    1932
    Jacques Arsene D'Arsonval
    William L. Clark
    Frederick de Kraft
    F. Howard Humphris
    Howard Kelly
    Gustav Kolischer
    Albert F. Tyler