Gold Key Award

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, FACRM2014
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, RN1983
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, MD1953
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