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2019 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award


The BI-ISIG is pleased to honor Dr. Noah Silverberg as the 2019 recipient of the Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award. To be selected for the Cantor award is to be recognized as a professional whose work embodies the spirit of Dr. Cantor’s endeavors and achievements, which aimed to provide solace, meaning, and hope to individuals with TBI. It is clear from Dr. Silverberg’s body of work and his overall career accomplishments, he shares this vision.


Noah Silverberg imageNoah D. Silverberg, PhD, ABPP-CN
Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia
Rehabilitation Research Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute




Dr. Noah Silverberg is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia and Principal Investigator at the Rehabilitation Research Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. He leads an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to improving outcomes from concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI). His research has been supported by salary awards from the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and operating grants for several agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and US Department of Defense.

The major themes of his research are understanding psychosocial factors that influence recovery, developing and evaluating psychological treatments, and studying knowledge translation of clinical practice guidelines. Dr. Silverberg is also a board-certified neuropsychologist who has cared for patients with concussion and traumatic brain injury in civilian, sport, and military settings over the past 12 years. He currently practices at a tertiary rehabilitation hospital (GF Strong Rehab Centre’s acquired brain injury program) and serves as a consulting neuropsychologist for professional sport and worker’s compensation organizations.

Dr. Silverberg has participated in clinical practice guideline development (e.g., Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation’s Guidelines for Concussion/mild TBI & Persistent Symptoms, 3rd Ed) and regularly peer-reviews TBI research for grant funding agencies and medical journals. He serves as Chair of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Task Force on Mild TBI.