Scoliosis Research Society
SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

NEWS RELEASE: Scoliosis Research Society Announces the 2021 Research Grant Award Winners

Milwaukee, WI (September 24, 2021) – During the 56th Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), held in St. Louis, MO, USA, members announced the 2021 Research Grant Award Winners. The total for this year's funding is more than $300,000 dedicated to spine research. All research grant applications are reviewed and selected by the SRS Research Grant Committee.


New Investigator Grant:


Ishaan Swarup, MD for Preoperative Patient Expectations in Patients Undergoing Spinal Deformity Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), grant totaling $30,000

Standard Grants:

Kylie Tucker, MD for Novel insights towards non-invasive predictors of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A comprehensive examination of musculoskeletal asymmetry, grant totaling $49,996

Keith Baldwin, MD for Predicting Progression of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using Clinical Means Available Widely at Point of Service- A Multicenter Prospective, grant totaling $50,000

Benjamin Sinder, PhD for New Strategies for Pulmonary Assessment in Spinal and Chest Wall Deformity, grant totaling $75,000

Resident/Fellow Grants:

Hongda Bao, MD, PhD for Functional spino-hip anatomy: An insight into the interaction between spine and hip, grant totaling $9,000

Kyle Morse, MD for Topical Tranexamic Acid as an Adjunct to Intravenous Application in Adult Spinal Deformity: A Randomized Control Trial, grant totaling $9,576.

Jacob Greenberg, MD for Using ecological momentary assessment and digital phenotyping to create personalized disease profiles for adult spinal deformity, grant totaling $10,000

Exploratory Mirco Grant:

Hai Le, MD for Osteoporosis Treatment and Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery, grant totaling $2,500

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 for further information. Also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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