Englewood, Colo. - (March 27, 2020) - Craig Hospital, a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital for people who have sustained spinal cord and/or brain injuries, announced today that it has selected Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, Ph.D., NCS as its new Executive Director of Research and Evaluation.
Her long tenure with Craig as its Director of Physical Therapy since 2010 and her ongoing, active involvement in research at the hospital positions her to advance current and future research interests and needs in the field of neurorehabilitation. During her time as Director of PT, she was involved in establishing several innovative Craig programs, such as the PEAK Center, NeuroRecovery Network and Peer Mentor Program. Her new role will lead the overall strategic direction of research and evaluation at Craig, serve as Craig’s Endowed Chair of Research, and help ensure the hospital’s cutting-edge research is an immediate, powerful tool in shaping the future of SCI and BI rehabilitation.
“I’m looking forward to working with a great team to continue moving clinical research forward at Craig to best serve the interests of our patients and families,” Candy says.
Candy received a B.S. in Biology from Mount Olive College and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. She then completed a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain Health Care University and received a Ph.D. in Clinical Sciences from the University of Colorado. Candy has been working in the field of neurological rehabilitation since 2000 and is also a certified neurological clinical specialist. She has been involved in numerous research projects and has focused much of her career on interventions, program development and research promoting recovery after neurologic injury.
"We are so thrilled to have Candy in this role and look forward to seeing all that she accomplishes for our patients as well as the entire SCI and BI community with the support of our amazing research team," Craig President and CEO Jandel Allen-Davis, MD says. "This team's work to enhance the quality of life for our patients will have lasting, powerful effects throughout the Craig community and beyond."