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Galveston Brain Injury Conference (GBIC)

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The Galveston Brain Injury Conference (GBIC) is sponsored by the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston and the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition in the School of Health Professions at UTMB. It began in 2001 as a follow-up to a 1999 NIH Consensus Conference on Brain Injury Research. National and international leaders in the field of brain injury research are invited to attend. This Gordon-style conference has become a premiere annual event in the field of brain injury, attracting investigators, educators and clinicians from across North America. Various research topics in traumatic brain injury are discussed. The Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation is awarded at the conference.

2018 Moody Prize Recipient

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Mark Sherer, PhD is this year’s recipient of The Moody Prize, presented for distinguished work in helping people with traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Mark Sherer is senior scientist, director of research, and director of neuropsychology at TIRR Memorial Hermann. He is a clinical professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He focuses on assimilating people who have sustained brain injuries back into their community.