Kraft is first holder of Nancy and Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis
George Kraft, professor of rehabilitation medicine, has been selected the first holder the Nancy and Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis. This is the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine's first endowed faculty position.
Kraft has been a member of the faculty since 1969. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in the field of multiple sclerosis. Kraft focuses on disabilities associated with multiple sclerosis, treatment and rehabilitation. His clinical research has significantly advanced understanding and care of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. In 1998, the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research awarded the first Multiple Sclerosis Research and Training Center grant to the UW with Kraft as principal investigator. This award was renewed in 2003.
In addition to his research activities, Kraft has held numerous leadership positions in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. These roles have included serving as chair and as a member of the executive committee of the Medical Advisory Board, and chair of the Scientific Peer Review Committee.