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THE LONGEVITY AFTER INJURY PROJECT The Longevity After Injury Project is a 40-year program of research that has expanded upon the work initiated by Dr. Nancy M. Crewe at the University of Minnesota in 1973. Dr. Krause began working with Dr. Crewe in 1984, taking over leadership in 1988. The Longevity after Injury Project has shown continual growth with the contributions of dedicated staff, students, and faculty. More than 13,000 assessments have been conducted with over 5,000 unique participants with neurologic injuries. Visit our website which features study results and details of our research program: Please visit our blog and Facebook page where updates are posted about our research program, events, and accomplishments.

The Longevity After Injury Project Focused on promoting health, longevity, and quality of life after injury.

The Longevity After Injury Project 77 President Street | Suite C101 | MSC 700 Charleston, South Caroina 29425 Phone: 1-866-313-9963 | E-mail:


Dr. James Krause Principle Investigator



James S. Krause, PhD, is the Director of the Longevity After Injury Project. His interest in research has its roots in his own spinal cord injury, which occurred in 1971. Dr. Krause is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina and also serves as Scientific Director of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund and Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Research in Neurologic Conditions.

Capacity building helps broaden research capacity required to successfully compete for funding and is facilitated through collaborations with historically black colleges and universities and other minority serving institutions. It includes research on socioeconomic and racial-ethnic disparities, with nationwide outreach through webcasts, workshops, on-site training, and in-services.

RESEARCH PROGRAM/CURRENT GRANTS PREVENTION OF SECONDARY CONDITIONS AND EXCESS MORTALITY • Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, NIDRR Grant # H133B090005 • Ambulation and Secondary Complications: Participants with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury, NIDRR Grant # H133G090059 • Awards: 2008 & 2011 NARRTC Research Awards, 2009 Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND SOCIOECONOMIC DISPARITIES • Center on Health Outcomes Research and Capacity Building for Underserved Populations with Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury, NIDRR Grant # H133A080064 • Award Nomination: 2008 Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award EMPLOYMENT • Successful Employment and Quality Work Life after Severe Disability Due to Spinal Cord Injury, NIDRR Grant # H133A120122 • A Longitudinal Study of Gainful Employment 10 years after Spinal Cord Injury Onset: Comparisons of Those Who Do and Do Not Return to the Pre-injury Employer, NIDRR Grant # H133N110005 • Award: 2009 American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award AGING • Participation, Subjective Well Being, Health, and Spinal Cord Injury: A 40-Year Longitudinal Study, NIDRR Grant # H133G110157

EDUCATION We provide graduate assistantships for doctoral students in health and rehabilitation sciences, summer programs for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and training of professionals through Grand Rounds and state of the science conferences.

SUMMER STUDENT PROGRAM The 10-week summer program provides training in rehabilitation research and requires completion of a written paper and oral presentation.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION Our Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is made up of a diverse group of individuals with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. The goal of the CAP is to obtain the perspective of people who understand and represent the larger stakeholder viewpoint, and this is accomplished through quarterly meetings.

Acknowledgement: The contents of this brochure were developed under grants from the Department of Education, NIDRR grant numbers H133B090005, H133A080064, H133G090059, H133A120122, H133G110157. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Longevity after injury Brochure  

Gives a brief description of the team, current grants, and recent research activities.

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