“Translating ‘Translational Research’ to Rehabilitation: What Are Our Treatments and Who Are We Treating?”
November 7, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Sargent College, Room 101
Presented by Dr. John Whyte
Director, TBI Rehabilitation Research Laboratory
Former Director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Reception to follow in the Setterberg Lounge.
About the Speaker
John Whyte, MD, PhD, is a physiatrist and experimental psychologist specializing in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. He is founding director and institute scientist emeritus at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute. Whyte’s research focuses on cognitive impairment after TBI, including assessment and treatment, with a major emphasis on disorders of attention, executive function, and consciousness. In addition to his empirical research, he has a longstanding interest in the special challenges posed by rehabilitation treatment trials, the difficulties in defining rehabilitation treatments, the role of theory in guiding rehabilitation research, and the process of translating scientific advances into practical rehabilitation treatment interventions.
Whyte’s research has been funded by the NIH, NIDILRR, PCORI, the Department of Defense, and numerous private foundations. He has received awards for his research contributions including the Distinguished Academician from the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the Moody Prize for contributions to brain injury research and practice. In 2015, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.