MUSC's Associate Dean for Clinical Research Speaks During SC State's Faculty Brown Bag Lecture Serie

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CEHSS) Interdisciplinary Research Committee at SC State University will host the second lecture in the fall 2010 Faculty Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at noon in Staley Hall Auditorium.

The Faculty Brown Bag Lecture Series was launched in spring 2008 to introduce faculty to the work currently conducted within the CEHSS and external partners, and to encourage collaborative research projects between disciplines. Dr. James Krause, associate professor and associate dean for Clinical Research in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, S.C. will be the featured speaker. Krause’s topic will be “Funded Research of Studies Relevant to Disability: Funding Opportunities through the Department of Education.”

Krause is one of several team members from MUSC collaborating with Dr. Cassandra Sligh-Conway, interim chair for the Department of Human Services; and Dr. David Staten, associate professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at SC State, to study outcomes among members of different racial and ethnic groups with spinal cord injuries. During his presentation, Krause will describe the research opportunities that are available through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the United States Department of Education, and to help build capacity in applying for research grants.

Among his responsibilities at MUSC, Krause directs the spinal cord injury (SCI) research team and serves as director of the Program for Movement, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Research (PMERR) at MUSC.  Additionally, he serves as director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Research. In terms of consumer affiliation, Krause is a member of the governing Board of Directors of the Disability Resource Center in Charleston, S.C. and works closely with the director of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association in Columbia, S.C., to facilitate statewide dissemination of research. He has served as principal investigator and project director on numerous long-term outcome research projects ranging from 11 to 35 year longitudinal SCI studies, longitudinal studies of vocational interests and SCI, studies of 10-year risk for secondary conditions and mortality studies. He has also served as principal investigator of three projects within the Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems (MSCIS) and currently serves as a consultant on the Georgia Regional MSCIS. Krause has authored over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has made well over 100 presentations at national and international professional conferences.

For more information about the Faculty Brown Bag Lecture Series, contact Giselle White-Perry, lecture series coordinator, at (803) 536-8803; or Dr. Janice Hawes, CEHSS interdisciplinary research committee chairperson, at (803) 536-8356. To register, log onto, or contact the Office of Professional Development at (803) 536-7104.