During the 58th Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), held in Seattle, Washington, members announced the 2023 Research Grant Award Winners. The total for this year's funding is more than $330,000 dedicated to spine research. All research grant applications are reviewed and selected by the SRS Research Grant Committee. Congratulations to the following grant winners.
New Investigator Grants:
Jesse Shen |Transitioning Spinal Deformity Care From Pediatrics to Adulthood: Towards a Patient Centered Transition Program $29,500
Tom Schlösser | Radiation-free spinal navigation using ultrashort, scoliosis-specific Bone MRI: A cadaveric feasibility, accuracy and safety study $28,000
Hong Zhang | A Novel Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Spring Rib Plate for Growth Modulation of a Rib Cage to Correct Early Onset Scoliosis in an Immature Porcine Model $75,000
Klane White | Point of Care Spirometry – A prospective comparison vs. laboratory spirometry for children with EOS $68,800
Taylor Johnson | SET Screws: A Novel Approach to Anterior Spinal Growth Modulation $10,000
Justin Lemans | The Spring Distraction System for Early Onset Scoliosis: How do graduates perform? $10,000
Frank De Stefano | Functional Reach Test as a Clinical Tool For Assessing Postural Balance Limits Among Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Frank De Stefano $9,533
SRS-Cotrel Foundation Basic Science Grant:
Nancy Miller | Expanding our Understanding of Human KIF7 Mutations Associated with AIS and Responsiveness to Estrogen $49,998
Biedermann Innovation Award:
Ram Haddas | Improving Care for Spinal Deformity Patients: Utilizing Wearable Tools for Functional and Disability Assessments $50,000
For more information on SRS Grant opportunities, visit our website. To contribute to grant research funding, review all the ways you can donate to SRS.
About Scoliosis Research Society
The Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities. Founded in 1966, SRS has gained recognition as the world's premier spine deformity society. Please visit www.srs.org for further information. Also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.