Longevity After Injury Project
Welcome aboard Emma Cuddy our 2017 summer undergraduate research intern.
Emma is born and raised in Charleston, SC. She is a rising senior at Clemson University obtaining a Bachelor of Art in Biology with a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she plans on obtaining a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Her future goals are to complete medical school and potentially pursue a career in physical and rehabilitation medicine. Emma is currently participating in the MUSC College of Graduate Studies Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) working on her project "Death From Unintentional Opioid Overdose After Spinal Cord Injury."
2017 Spring Newsletter
Our 2017 Health, Employment, and Longevity Project Newsletter is available! Click here to read.
(In order from most recent to historical, please view our publications page for further details)
Li, C., Clark, J.M.R., & Krause, J. S. (in press). A latent structural analysis of health outcomes among people living with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Davis, J., Cao, Y., & Krause, J. S. (epub). Changes in alcohol use after the onset of spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, first published online 26 April 2017. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1319996. Abstract
Clark, J. M. R. & Krause, J. S. (in press). Vocational interests by gender and race 10 years after spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology.
Cao, Y., Li, C., Newman, S., Lucas, J., Charlifue, S., & Krause, J. S. (epub). Post-traumatic stress disorder after spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, first published online 27 April 2017. doi: 10.1037/rep0000135. Abstract
Li, C., DiPiro, N. D., & Krause, J. S. (epub). A latent structural equation model of protective behaviors and pressure ulcer outcomes among people living with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, first published online 7 February 2017, doi: 10.1038/sc.2017.9.. Abstract
Clark, J. M. R., Cao, Y., & Krause, J. S. (2017). Risk of pain medication misuse after spinal cord injury: The role of substance use, personality, and depression. Journal of Pain, 18(2), 166-177. Abstract
Cao, Y., Li, C., Gregory, A., Charlifue, S., & Krause, J. S. (2017). Depressive symptomatology after spinal cord injury: A multi-center investigation of multiple racial-ethnic groups. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine., 40(1), 85-92 Abstract
SCI Research featured in MUSC Catalyst Newspaper
Dr. Krause was featured in the December issue of the MUS Catalyst. Dr. Krause discussed the importance of SCI research and the impact our research at MUSC has had, and how our newly funded grants will help us change whats possible in SCI research. Click here to read the article.
SCI Research Reaches New Milstone!
Investigators from the University of South Carolina meet with investigators from the SCI team at MUSC as they kick off the funded project entitled "Number, Primary and Secondary Diagnoses, and Costs of Inpatient Hospitalizations in a Population-based Cohort of People with Spinal Cord Injury".
This grant awarded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) represents a collaborative effort with the University of South Carolina and will identify diagnoses and costs of rehospitalizations among individuals with SCI in South Carolina.
Five New Grants Awarded to the SCI Research Team!
We are very excited to share a couple of milestones with you from our research on spinal cord injury (SCI).
It was a banner two months for the University in terms of new federal funding for research and dissemination in spinal cord injury (SCI). The Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded the HELP team three new grants and one subcontract, and the Department of Defense also awarded another grant, during August and September 2016. Click each of the links below to see the lay abstract.
The first ACL grant is to extend the SCI Longitudinal Aging Study which is a 45 year study of life outcomes after SCI. It is the most long-standing study of outcomes after disability anywhere in the world. Many research participants have lived 50 or more years with SCI, even though it was widely believed that life expectancy was very short at the time the participants were enrolled in the early 1970s.
A second ACL grant represents a collaborative effort with the University of South Carolina and will identify diagnoses and costs of rehospitalizations among individuals with SCI in South Carolina.
The third grant will utilize technology to develop individualized calculators for the risk of secondary health conditions, such as pressure ulcers and unintentional injuries. This information will allow providers to quickly assess risk of secondary health conditions, with the goal of eliminating high risk behaviors and improving overall health.
The DOD has funded a qualitative study to help us better understand negative health spirals among individuals who are aging with SCI, including both civilians and military veterans. It has been observed that health may change dramatically with aging, even among those who have had years or decades of excellent health. The study will identify the patterns and trigger points that may be used to promote prevention so individuals may live healthier lives with greater longevity.
"SCI Model Systems: Emergency department visits, related hospitalizations, and reasons for utilization of the emergency department after SCI"
The subcontract is with the prestigious model SCI Systems, funded to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta Georgia, and will focus on emergency department visits after SCI.
Congratulations to our very own principal investigator Dr. Krause PhD,who was selected as the keynote speaker for MUSC's 2016 Faculty Convocation. Dr Krause gave an inspiring keynote address about the importance of diversity and inclusion at the university and beyond for persons with disabilities. Dr Krause is an expert in the SCI research field, and also lives with the disability. Read the entire MUSC Catalyst cover feature here: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/newscenter/2016/convocation/index.html#
As you know, we held a very special event in Minneapolis on June 7 for long-term SCI survivors who are part of our ongoing research study that was initiated by Nancy Crewe back in 1973. Please visit the links below to view the event pictures along with an article that appears in New Mobility Magazine summarizing the event.
You now can find the photos from our wonderful celebration of 40 years of SCI research at the following website:
New Mobility Magazine published our story in this month’s edition. You can view the article at the following website:
Historic Gathering of 40 and 50 year SCI Survivors