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John Whyte ’74

Whyte.jpgJohn Whyte ’74, director of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute—the research arm of MossRehab, a renowned physical and cognitive rehabilitation center in Philadelphia—was recently awarded with the Kessler Foundation’s 2012 Joel A. DeLisa, M.D. Award for Excellence in Research and Education in the Field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The award comes with a $50,000 unrestricted grant and was presented to Whyte at the Kessler Foundation’s board of trustees annual dinner on May 10 in West Orange, N.J.

Selected from a pool of elite candidates, Whyte’s recognition stems from his involvement with the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program, which focuses on training young physiatrists (rehabilitation physicans) for research careers, and for his work on recovery from prolonged unconsciousness and attention and executive deficits after brain injury.

Most recently, Whyte researched the use of amantadine hydrochloride—a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease—to help those with brain injuries. Research showed that a daily dose accelerated recovery in brain function.

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