September 17, 2020
Contact: Ashtin Neuschaefer, CAE, Scoliosis Research Society
Scoliosis Research Society and Fondation Yves Cotrel - Institut de France Announce Recipient of Jointly Funded Research Grant
Milwaukee, WI (September 17, 2020) – In 2018, SRS and Fondation Yves Cotrel – Institut de France announced their partnership to jointly fund basic science research with a focus on pediatric scoliosis. This award was designed to support projects that will be performing work in pediatric scoliosis. Projects investigating molecular and cellular mechanisms, medical imaging as well as characterizing biomechanical aspects underlying the disease are eligible. Basic science research using human populations or animal models are highly encouraged.
Both the SRS Research Grants Committee and a group of representatives from the Fondation Yves Cotrel – Institut de France review all submissions to the SRS-Cotrel Foundation Basic Science Research Grant. This year’s recipient is:
Nancy Hadley Miller, MD
Expanding Mechanistic Discoveries of IS Using a Hypomorphic kif7 Zebrafish Model
Winners of the SRS-Cotrel Foundation Basic Science Research Grant are not only required to provide progress reports for review, they are also required to share their findings at the Cotrel Foundation Annual Meeting in the final year of the grant award.
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.
Created by the will of Dr. Yves Cotrel in 1999, the Fondation Cotrel – Institut de France is a non profit foundation. Since its creation, the Cotrel Foundation has supported over 65 research projects worldwide, gathering teams of various disciplines, focusing on etiology of idiopathic scoliosis. It also aims to raise awareness on early detection. Please visit www.fondationcotrel.org for further information.