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NEWS RELEASE | Scoliosis Research Society Announces the 2020 Research Grant Award Winners

September 10, 2020

Contact: Ashtin Neuschaefer, CAE, Scoliosis Research Society
Phone: 414-289-9107

Scoliosis Research Society Announces the 2020 Research Grant Award Winners

Milwaukee, WI (September 10, 2020) – During the 55th Annual Meeting, held virtually, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced the 2020 Research Grant Award Winners. All research grant applications are reviewed and selected by the SRS Research Grant Committee.

Craig Birch, MD – New Investigator Research Grant - $29,594
Postoperative Pain Control Using Local Wound Infiltration in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery: A Randomized Control Trial

Xu Fulong, MD – Exploratory Micro-Grant - $2,400
Effect of Posterior Hemivertebra Resection on Spinal Sagittal Alignment of Children with Congenital Scoliosis

Niek Hennepe, MD – Exploratory Micro-Grant - $2,500
‘Smart Vest’ as a Measurement Instrument for Pulmonary Function in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis; An Exploratory Study.

Asham Khan, MD – Resident/Fellow Research Grant - $10,000
Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressures at the Craniovertebral Junction in Patients with Chiari Malformation that Develop Scoliosis

Antonia Matamalas, MD, PhD – New Investigator Research Grant - $30,000
Self-perceived Health Status and Healthcare Consumption of Operated AIS Patients (Minimum Follow-up>25 Years) Compared with Normal Age and Gender, Matched Controls. How Much do Operated AIS Patients Differ from the General Population?

Karan Patel, MD – Resident/Fellow Research Grant - $10,000
Can Disease Related and Aged Related Inflammation Predict Disease Severity and Surgical Outcomes Following Adult Spinal Deformity Corrective Surgery?

Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS – Standard Research Grant - $50,000
Leveraging Embedded Haptic Sensor Technology for Force Vector Mapping in Orthoses for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Parham Rasoulinejad – Standard Research Grant - $50,000
Effect of Mixing Dissimilar Metals on Serum Metal Ion Levels and Spinal Implant Performance in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Anna C. Rienmüler, MD, Dipl. Ing. C.O. – Resident/Fellow Research Grant - $10,000
The Importance of Restoring Harmonious Sagittal Alignment in AIS Surgery for Clinical and Radiological Outcome as well as Prevention of PJK- A New Classification of Sagittal Alignment in AIS

Miranda van Hoof, MSc, PhD – Standard Research Grant - $49,666
Development and Measurement Properties of a Patient-reported Outcome Measure of Pulmonary Function in Patients with Spinal Deformity

John Vorhies, MD – New Investigator Research Grant - $30,000
Does Health Mindset Predict Early Postoperative Outcomes after Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

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 for further information.


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