SRS Newsletter
June 2013
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Awards & Scholarship Update

Lawrence L. Haber, MD
Awards & Scholarship Committee Chair

Lawrence L. Haber, MD

This continues to be a banner year for SRS Awards and Scholarships. Since the last newsletter we have awarded two Life-Time Achievement Awards, the Blount Humanitarian Award, the Global Outreach Program (GOP) Travelling Fellowship and scholarships Nuvasive and Orthofix. In addition we had the exciting task of awarding the first Robert B. Winter Fellowship and the new Orthopediatric Travelling Fellowships and North American Scholarships. We need to thank all our corporate sponsors, the Robert B. Winter Foundation and our membership for their generosity and for enabling us to improve spine education worldwide. Below is a list of award winners.

SRS Lifetime Achievement Awards
George H. Thompson, MD-Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Cleveland, OH
Professor Case Western Reserve University

Ian A.F. Stokes, PhD – Research Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont

Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award
Bettye A. Wright, PA, RN

Robert B. Winter Global Outreach Fellowship
Krishna Kumar Ramachandran Nair, MD, India, Amrita Medical Institute

Global Outreach Visiting Fellowships
Fady Michael Ibrahim, MD- Cairo, Egypt, Ains Shams University
Tie Liu, MD- Beijing, China – Chao Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University
Kawu Ahidjo Abdulhadin, FWACS – Abuja Nigeria, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital
Tomas Rolando Minueza Mejia, MD- San Pedro Sula, Honduras – Medical Cliinic los Andes

Edgar G. Dawson Visiting Fellowship
Han Jo Kim, MD- Dr. Kim is visiting Khaled Kebaish, MD in Baltimore, MD.

Global Outreach Educational Scholarships
Hrutvij Rajendra Bhatt, MD, Nadiad India
Andrei Joaquim, MD, Caminas City, Brazil
Naveen S. Tahasildar, MD, Hubli, India
Gaurav Raj Dhakal, MD, Kokata, India  
Ahmad Allam, MD, Minia, Egypt
Ndubuisi Ebere Duru, MD, Enug, Nigeria

Orthopediatric International Pediatric Traveling Fellowship
Mohsen Karami- Tehran, Iran, Taleghani University
Miklos Tunyogi-Csapo, Hungary, University of Pecs Medical School

Eduardo R. Luque Award
Javier Pizones, MD, PhD. Dr. Pizones is visiting Lawrence G. Lanke, MD and Peter O. Newton, MD.

Orthopediatric North American Resident or Fellow Meeting Scholarships
Elias Dakwar- Shriners of Philadelphia
Andrew Pugely- University of Iowa
Robert Murphy- University of Tennessee
Michael Merrick- Grand Rapids Medication Education Partners- Michigan
Brian Kaufman- George Washington University
Courtney Odonnell- University of Washington- Seattle
Avrum Joffe- Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
Brett Lafleur- Wright State University, Ohio

Chair: Lawrence L. Haber, MD Committee Members: Stephen J. Lewis, MD; Youssry MK El-Hawary, MD; Suken A. Shah, MD; Charles E. Johnston, MD; Hubert Labelle, MD; Hilali H. Noordeen, FRCS; Saumyajit Basu, MD; Matthew E. Oetgen, MD; David M. Montgomery, MD; Avraam Ploumis, MD; John M. Wattenbarger, MD; Khaled Kebaish, MD; Hani Mhaidli, MD; Mohammad Mostafa Mossaad, MD.