Support Research at Craig
The Craig Research Department currently has a staff of 20 with an annual budget of $3.8 million in federal, state, foundation, and industry-sponsored grants devoted to conducting a wide variety of applied spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation research. In addition, funds raised from the annual PUSH Dinner and other Fundraising efforts support basic and clinical research.
The Research Department was established in 1974. Craig is a federally designated SCI and TBI model system by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
In 2006, Craig was named the TBI Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center, managing the TBI National Database and coordinating research among all TBI Model Systems. Perhaps the greatest benefit of the Model Systems programs is the research climate they have spawned here at Craig Hospital, giving us the expertise and confidence to successfully compete for and obtain funding from other sources as well.
As research has become more important to the mission and reputation of Craig, the Research Department has increased collaboration with other institutions by leading and participating in multi-center research and becoming a national data coordinating center.