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Craig Hospital’s Dr. Susan Charlifue Receives Highest Award from the International Spinal Cord Society

Long-time Craig employee is the fourth woman and second non-clinician to receive the award in its 30-year history.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 5, 2016 – Dr. Susan (Susie) Charlifue, PhD, FISCoS, FACRM was recently honored at the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Meeting with the Society Medal. Each year, the award is given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the prevention or rehabilitation of spinal cord injury or to research related to spinal cord injury.

“Honestly, I was very surprised and humbled to receive the award at this year’s meeting,” said Dr. Charlifue, Senior Principal Investigator at Craig Hospital. “But, I am extremely honored and grateful to join the other recipients of this award.”

The Society Medal is the highest honor given in the international spinal cord community and is typically given to clinicians. Dr. Charlifue is only the fourth woman and second non-clinician to receive the award since its inception in 1976.

Dr. Charlifue, PhD, FISCoS, FACRM, started her career at Craig Hospital in 1976, and completed her doctorate in Health and Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Denver in 2004. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the SCI Model System at Craig Hospital in addition to coordinating several SCI research clinical trials. She is the Principal Investigator for both NIDILRR, Craig H Neilsen Foundation and Department of Defense SCI grants.