Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities

Grants Awarded

In the last fourteen years, SRS, in conjunction with OREF and the Cotrel Foundation, have provided more than $2.6 million for spinal deformity research projects. Your contribution to the SRS Research Endowment Fund through OREF can help fund even more.

To view SRS Grant Winners from 1998-2008 please Click Here:


Samer Adeeb, PhD, PEng
Markerless 3D Assessment of Severity and Progression of Scoliosis Using Surface Topography
$30,000 - 2 Years

Christopher Ames, MD
Prospective Multi-center Validation of Frailty Index, Deformity Surgical Invasiveness Index and Predictive Analytic Models for preoperatively predicting intraoperative and perioperative complications, LOS and EBL in ASD surgery
$25,000 - 2 Years

Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD
Structure and Growth of the Thoracolumbar Spine and Ribs in Normative Pediatric and AIS Subjects - A Comprehensive Multi-Center and Multi-Modal Validation Study
$50,000 - 2 Years

Ron El-Hawary, MD
The Effect of Spinopelvic Parameters on the Development of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Early Onset Scoliosis
$9,665 - 1 Year

Arin Ellingson, PhD
Biochemical and Mechanical Intervertebral Disc Profiles in Developmental Spinal Deformities
$25,000 - 2 Years

Kenny Kwan, MD
Three dimensional effects of bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
$10,000 - 1 Year

Mark Lee, MD
MidTerm Outcomes on Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Following Spinal Fusion
$25,000 - 2 Years

Michael Lee, MD
The Influence of BMP9 expression on the development of scoliosis in a mouse model
$25,000 - 2 Years

Edmond Lou, PhD, PEng
Validation of 3D Ultrasound Measurements with EOS System on Children with AIS
$10,000 - 1 Year

Debabrata Patra
Investigating mechanisms of kyphoscoliosis in mice lacking Site-1 protease in osteochondroprogenitor cells.
$50,000 - 2 Years

Brian Varisco, MD
Induction of Lung Regeneration Following Posterior Spinal Fusion
$10,000 - 2 Years


Saba Pasha, PhD
3D Biomechanical Analysis of the Spontaneous Lumbar Curve Correction after Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
$24,908.40 - 2 years

Carol Wise, PhD
Expanding AIS Gene Discovery: A Consortium-based Meta-analysis
$50,00.00 - 2 years

Melodie Metzger, PhD
The Impact of Type I Diabetes on Bone Metabolism and Growth after Spinal Fusion
$49,770.00 - 2 years

Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong, MD, PhD
Evidence-based Algorithm for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis
$49,988.00 - 2 years

Richard Gross, MD
Creating a Kyphotic Deformity Animal Model
$35,000.00 - 2 years

Sandra Saavedra, PT, PhD
Segmental Sensorimotor Control of Trunk Posture in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
$10,000.00 - 1 year

Jeffery P. Gorski, PhD
How Does SKI-1 Regulate Somitogenesis?
$25,000.00 - 2 year continuation awarded in 2014
$34,300.00 - 2 years - awarded in 2013

Ryan Gray, PhD
The Zebrafish Mutant Druk: A Model of Late-Onset Scoliosis
$25,000.00 - 2 year continuation awarded in 2014
$25,000.00 - 2 years - awarded in 2013


Siram Balasubramanian, PhD
The True Patho-Anatomy of the Rib Hump in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Its Influence of Future Surgical Intervention
$22,000.00 - 2 years

Nobuhiro Kamiya, MD, PhD
Impact of Cartilage-dependent Ras-MAPK Signaling on Scoliosis
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Dilip K. Sengupta, MD
Biomechanical Evaluation of a Dynamic Stabilization System for Prevention of Proximal Junction Kyphosis (PJK)
$10,000.00 - 1 year

Ryan Gray, PhD
The Zebrafish Mutant Druk: A Model of Late-Onset Scoliosis
$25,000.00 - 2 years
$25,000.00 - 2 year continuation awarded in 2014

Jeffery P. Gorski, PhD
How Does SKI-1 Regulate Somitogenesis?
$34,300.00 - 2 years
$25,000.00 - 2 year continuation awarded in 2014

Xu C. Liu, MD, PhD
Effect of Torque on Asymmetric Remodeling of the Vertebral Growth Plate
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Zhe Chen
Identification of Novel Loci Associated with Scoliosis Through Protein-Protein Interaction Studies
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Mario Romero-Ortega, PhD
Neuroprotection Against Oxidative Stress in an Animal Model of Distraction Spinal Cord Injury
$48,300.00 - 2 years

John M. Popovich, Jr., PhD, DPT
The Effects of Asymmetrical Spinal Muscle Impairment on the Development of Scoliosis: Morphological, Biomechanical and Histological Properties of the Spine
$9,981.00 - 1 year

Susan M. Goobie, MD, FRCPC
The Efficacy and Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacogenetic Profile of Intravenous Tranexamic Acid in Decreasing Blood Loss in Pediatric Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery
$50,000.00 - 2 years

Ann M. Hayes, PT, DPT, OCS
What is the Clinical Significance of Measuring Lumbopelvic Position?
$10,000.00 - 1 year


Michael J. Yaszemski, MD
Directed Research Grant Winner
Long-term Pulmonary Function, Health-related Quality of Life, and Sagittal Plane Alignment Following the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
$86,384.00 - 2 years

Kathy J. Simpson, PhD
Movement Techniques Used by Individuals with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) during High-Effort Activities and the Effects of Spinal Fusion Surgery on Compensatory Adaptations
$9,846.00 - 1 years

Mikkel O. Andersen, MD
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Twins -- A Study Based on the Danish Twin Registry
$39,086.00 - 2 years

Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH
Spine-Based vs. Rib-Based Anchors in Growth-Sparing Constructs for Young Children with Scoliosis
$45,516.00 - 2 years

Samer M. Adeeb, PhD, P.Eng
A Novel Approach to Use Surface Topography Results for Assessing Scoliosis
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Julio Domenech, MD, PhD
Study of Neural Connectivity, Functional Activation and Grey Matter Volume of the Sensorimotor Network in Idiopathic Scoliosis
$32,000.00 - 2 years

Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH
Validation of a Genetic Test to Predict the Risk of Curve Progression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Michelle C. Caird, MD
Treatment of the Growing Spine with Bisphosphonates: Mechanical Properties and Healing
$10,000.00 - 1 years

Hong Zhang, MD
Primary Initiator of Scoliosis: A Pilot Study in an Immature Porcine Model
$41,920.00 - 2 years

Patrick Bosch, MD
Coagulation in Scoliosis Surgery
$20,000.00 - 2 years


Frank L. Acosta, Jr., MD
Improving Bone Formation in Osteoporosis through Mechanical Signaling Pathways
$10,000 - 1 year

Diana Glaser, PhD
Real-Time Analysis of the Biomechanics and the Effectiveness of Fusionless Spinal Growth Modulation Devices
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Ahmad Nassr, MD
Vertebral Fracture Prediction Finite Element Model of the Human Osteoporotic Spine Using Novel Computational and Experimental Validation Approaches
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Peter O. Newton, MD
Three Dimensional Visualization of Vertebral Growth Cartilage and Disc; the Effects of Growth Modulation
$9,987.00 - 1 year

Shunmoogum A. Patten, PhD
Genetic Determinants of Vestibular Dysfunction in AIS
$10,000.00 - 1 year

Rachel Wervick, PhD
Etiology of Scoliosis in a Mouse Model of Prader-Willi Syndrome
$100,000.00 - 2 years

Melodie Metzger, PhD
The Relationship between Serum Vitamin D levels, Successful Fusion and Fusion Strength: A Quantitative Analysis
$10,000.00 - 1 year

Virginie Lafage, PhD
Classification for Adult Spinal Deformity
$43,420.00 - 2 years

Paul Gerdhem, MD, PhD
Exome Sequencing in Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Leon E. Kaplan, MD
The Effect of Scoliosis Surgical Correction on Sexual Activity, Pregnancy and Child Delivery
$10,000.00 - 1 year

Richard Gross, MD
Kyphosis and Implantation: Modeling a Clinical Phenomenon
$25,000.00 - 2 years

Antonia Chen, MD, MBA
Comprehensive Screening Protocal for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA) in the Spine
$24,967.00 - 2 years


Lisbet Haglund, PhD
The influence of asymmetric loading on the structure and metabolism of the human invertebral disc
$25,000 - 2 years

Michelle Marks, PT, MA
Prospective Study of Motion Preservation Evaluation below Fusions of the Spine in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
$24,954 - 2 years

Delphine Perie-Curnier, PhD
Toward the etiology of Idiopathic Scoliosis using the distribution patterns of quantitative MR parameters within the intervertebral discs as predictive factors of progression
$25,000 - 2 years

Eric Varley, DO
Growth Plate and Intervertebral Cellular Responses to Spinal Growth Modulation with Asymmetric Tether: A Pilot Study in a Immature Porcine Model
$10,000 - 1 year

Kelvin Yeung, MD
"SMART" internal spinal orthosis for gradual correction of spinal deformities
$24,954 - 2 years

Phillip F. Giampietro, MD, PhD
Identification of a Locus for Idiopathic Scoliosis on Chromosome 12p
$100,000 - 2 years

Guang-Qian Zhou, MD, PhD
Molecular Analysis of the BMP-7 Action of Intervertebral Disc Cells
$25,000 - 2 years

Nobuhiro Kamiya, MD, PhD
Impact of Cartilage-dependent Ras-MAPK Signaling on Scoliosis
$25,000 - 2 years

Eric Parent, PhD
A Pilot Study for a Randomized Control Trial to Develop a Prediction Rule to Identify Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Schroth Curve Type 3c who will Respond to Schroth Exercises
$10,000 - 1 year


Kirkham Wood, MD
Correlation of Adjacent Segment Degeneration and Quality of Life Outcome: Application an In-vivo Biomechanics to Assess the Effect of Fusion in AIS
$50,000 - 2 years

Hongbo Liu, MD
United States' trends and regional variations in Lumbar Spine surgery for children with spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
$10,000 - 1 year