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Stein and Masel Named as BIAA Award Recipients


Award Winners Recognized for Contributions to Research and Clinical Care

VIENNA, VA – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has announced that Donald G. Stein, Ph.D. has been named as the recipient of the 2013 William Fields Caveness Award, and that Brent E. Masel, M.D. will receive the Sheldon Berrol M.D. Clinical Service Award.

Each year, the William Fields Caveness Award is presented by BIAA in recognition of an individual who, through research on both a national and international level, has made outstanding contributions to bettering the lives of people who have sustained brain injury.

Donald G. Stein, Ph.D.  is Asa G. Candler Professor and Distinguished Professor in Emergency Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. His research has long focused on recovery of function after traumatic injury to the brain. His group was one of the first to demonstrate sex differences in the outcome of severe cortical injury, which led to decades of research on neurosteroid actions in brain repair. He is the Founding Editor of the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience and serves on editorial boards and as a reviewer for numerous biomedical, peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of 400 papers, book chapters, and reviews on recovery from brain injury and has authored or edited more than a dozen books on the topic.

The Sheldon Berrol M.D. Clinical Service Award is presented each year to an individual who, through a long service career, has made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of care, professional training, and/or education in the field of brain injury.

Brent E. Masel, M.D. is president and medical director at the Transitional Learning Center at Galveston, TX. He has conducted research and published in the area of headache pain management and has provided numerous in-service training seminars and lectures at a variety of local, state and national conferences and is an international speaker on the topic of Growth Hormone Deficiency and Hypopituitarism and Rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury. He serves on the governing board of The Moody Endowment and serves as BIAA’s National Medical Director.

The awards will be presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medication (ACRM) annual conference, which is being held Nov. 12-16 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL.


The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education, and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope, and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them. 

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