Two from NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Honored
Two physicians from the Clinical Center’s rehabilitation medicine department (RMD) were recognized by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) at its recent annual assembly in Orlando.
Dr. Naomi Lynn Gerber, former head of RMD and now a special volunteer at NIH, was presented with the Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award, the academy’s highest honor. It was established in 1972 in honor of the founding father and fourth president of the academy.
Gerber is a professor at George Mason University in the department of health administration and policy and director of research in the department of medicine at Fairfax Hospital Inova Health System. She is also chair of the rheumatology section at the Inova Health System and primary investigator at the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability at George Mason University.
A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Gerber was recognized for many significant contributions in patient care, education and research.
Also honored was Dr. Scott Paul, RMD senior staff clinician and medical staff section research coordinator. He has been a member of AAPMR’s pediatric rehabilitation/developmental disabilities council since 1991 and was the first treasurer of its resident physician council. He has served on multiple academy committees and task forces and in several editorial roles.