Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Dr. Stacy Sukauer Receives Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award

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October 31, 2016
Award recognizes Suskauer’s efforts to improve outcomes after childhood brain injury

BALTIMORE, MD – (October 31, 2016) The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) has honored Kennedy Krieger’s Stacy Suskauer, M.D. with the 2016 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award for her deep commitment to improving the lives of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in both clinical research and mentoriship. The award recognizes her ongoing effort to identify neuroimaging and behavioral biomarkers to assess and understand recovery and long-term outcomes after a child experiences brain injury.  

“I’m grateful that this award helps me to share my research more broadly with others in the rehabilitation medicine field as we find new and innovative ways to collaborate and make the critical scientific advancements that will offer children and young adults with brain injury meaningful improvements to their quality-of-life,” said Dr. Stacy Suskauer, co-director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Suskauer earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University. She completed a combined residency program in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, followed by a pediatric rehabilitaiton research fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Suskauer is board-certified in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation. She holds subspecialty certification in pediatric rehabilitation medicine.

The award to Dr. Suskauer is presented annually by the ACRM's Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group in recognition of outstanding research that represents a significant contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation. The award is named in honor of Dr. Joshua B. Cantor, who was well known for his research on the effects of cognitive fatigue, sleep deprivation, and exercise on various aspects of life after TBI. His work also included efforts to enhance cognition and reduce depression, primarily through problem solving and emotion regulation training interventions. Dr. Cantor’s work was driven by his passion for developing and evaluating interventions that would give solace, meaning, and hope to individuals with TBI.


Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, serves more than 20,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on the Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit

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