BIAAAA recent news release from the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) reports that it has recognized Donald G. Stein, PhD, and Brent E. Masel, MD, for their contributions to research and clinical care. Stein will receive the 2013 William Fields Caveness Award, while Masel is set to receive the Sheldon Berrol M.D. Clinical Service Award.

The William Fields Caveness Award, presented by the BIAA, is designed to recognize individuals who, through research on both the national and international level, have made key contributions to improving the lives of brain injury patients.

The Sheldon Berrol M.D. Clinical Service Award recognizes individuals who have made vital contributions during a long service career to improving the quality of care, professional training, and/or education in the field of brain injury.

The release notes that Stein is Asa G. Candler Professor and Distinguished Professor in Emergency Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Stein’s research places a primary focus on recovery of function after traumatic injury to the brain. Stein is the founding editor of the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, serves on editorial boards, and serves as a reviewer for numerous biomedical, peer-reviewed journals. Stein has authored papers, book chapters, and reviews on recovery from brain injury and has authored or edited more than a dozen books.

Masel serves as president and medical director at the Transitional Learning Center, Galveston, Texas. He has conducted research and published in the area of headache pain management, according to the release. He has also offered a range of in-service training seminars and lectures at local, state, and national conferences, and is an international speaker about Growth Hormone Deficiency and Hypopituitarism and Rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury. Masel also serves on the governing board of The Moody Endowment and as BIAA’s National Medical Director.

The BIAA notes that the awards are scheduled to be presented during the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medication (ACRM) annual conference, slated to be held November 12 to 16 At Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

[Source: BIAA]