The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is proud to present the 2020 Alfred M. Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence to Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, PhD, ABPP-RP, ABN, of the RSM Psychology Center and the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey.
This award is named in honor of the National Register’s first Executive Officer, Alfred M. Wellner, PhD. The Wellner awards, offered for research and clinical excellence, are the highest honors bestowed on a Registrant to commemorate numerous and significant contributions to psychology during a distinguished career.
The National Register’s Awards Committee selected Dr. Moser for the Wellner Award for Clinical Excellence based on her numerous professional accomplishments and pioneering work in the field of sport neuropsychology. Among these many accomplishments, Dr. Moser created one of the premier sport concussion programs for youth in New Jersey. She has authored landmark papers and several widely cited works on concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries.
Upon receiving the award, Dr. Moser said, “It is such a humbling experience to be recognized by my colleagues and peers and to be chosen by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists for the Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, Lifetime Achievement Award. I am truly grateful to all the patients whom I have served over the years. They have been the source and inspiration for my commitment to a clinical practice embedded in a foundation of original research, public education, and advocacy.”
Dr. Moser is the Director of the RSM Psychology Center and the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Professional Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a board-certified neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist and certified school psychologist. Her publications have covered the topics of learning and memory disorders, concussion, brain injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, post-traumatic stress, psychotherapy, personality, violence, parenting techniques, alcohol/substance abuse, medical illnesses, and practice ethics. She is internationally recognized for her work in sports concussion and is the author of the highly acclaimed Ahead of the Game: The Parents’ Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (Dartmouth College Press). She has served as a scientific expert and co-author for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC-P) Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workgroup Guidelines, and as a subject matter expert and systematic review co-author for the 2017 International Consensus Conference in Sport (CIS)-Berlin and for the upcoming 2021 CIS-Paris guidelines. She has been awarded the American Psychological Association Presidential Award for Advocacy in Psychology (Karl Heiser Award), the Sports Neuropsychology Society Distinguished Career Award, and the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Jill Shulman Community Pillar Award. Dr. Moser has also held leadership positions in multiple societies and associations throughout her career, is currently the president-elect of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, and has been featured in popular national media for her work.
Dr. Moser has been credentialed by the National Register since 1994.
This announcement will also be featured in the National Register’s Journal of Health Service Psychology.
About the National Register of Health Service Psychologists
The National Register of Health Service Psychologists was established in 1974 and is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists and psychology doctoral students. We are an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare by identifying psychologists who meet specific education and training standards, and by verifying these professionals to consumers, healthcare organizations, and regulatory bodies. The National Register currently credentials 10,000 Health Service Psychologists and has approximately 3,500 psychology doctoral student and postdoctoral trainee members of its Associate Program. For more information, visit www.nationalregister.org.
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