The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award - Gerontological Society of America Scientific Meeting Honors Dr. OttenbacherDownload Press Release: GSA Honors Dr. Ottenbacher
Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR has been selected to receive The Excellence in
Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award for 2020 at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. The
award acknowledges outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of aging individuals.
A lecture in the name of this award is part of the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Online and will
feature an address by Dr. Ottenbacher. The lecture will take place Thursday, November 5, 2020,
from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., followed by a live Q&A session.
Dr. Ottenbacher is the Russell Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair in Neurological
Rehabilitation; Professor & Director, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences; Associate Director,
Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition; and the Associate Director, Sealy Center on
Aging. He has investigated clinical and community rehabilitation outcomes with a focus on
functional assessment, frailty, disability and recovery in older adults. He is the author/co-author
of over 400 articles in refereed scientific journals (h-index = 59 based on the Scopus database).
His research has received continuous federal funding as PI since 1984. He is currently the PI for
three NIH grants (R01, P2C and K12) and MPI for a T32 grant from the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality.