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James S. Krause.

Minnesota native James S. Krause, PhD, is die 2011 recipient of the Medtronic National Courage Award piesented by Courage Center. A professor and associate dean for research in the College of I lealth Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina (MIISC) in Charleston, Krause is a research psychologist who specializes in adjustment following spinal-cord injury (SCI).

The award is especially meaningful to Krause, who has an SCI at the C6-7 level. From 1976 to 1979. he was a patient at Courage Center's Transitional Rehabilitation Program (TRP), known then as Courage Residence.

After leaving Courage Center, Krause earned a BA in 1980 and a PhD in 1990 from the Department of Psychology at die University of Minnesota. He worked at Shepherd Center in Atlanta for 13 years. His career includes numerous published articles in professional journals, as well as numerous awards. In 200fi, Krause was inducted into the Spinal Cord Injury (SCl) Hall of Fame for his research in quality of life.

"I am honored beyond anything diat can easily be put into words," said Krause upon learning of his award. "Receiving this will help me continue my work and to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities."


The Medtronic National Courage Award, presented annually by Courage Center, recognizes an individual's outstanding contributions to the health, welfare, and rehabilitation of people with disabilities. This year's presentation took place during the annual Celebration of Courage on September 24 in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Founded in 1928, Courage Center ( is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource facility. Staff specialize in treating brain injury, SCI, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth.

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Date:Oct 1, 2011
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