Scoliosis Research Society
SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

NEWS RELEASE: Society Announces Biedermann Innovation Award Winner

Milwaukee, WI (September 23, 2021) – During the 56th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO USA, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced this year’s recipient of the Lutz Biedermann award recognizing innovation in the field of spinal deformity. 

The Biedermann Innovation Award is designed to support innovative research by a young clinical investigator in the field of spinal deformity. The award is available to SRS members age 45 or younger at the time of the award. Award winners will have demonstrated clinical or translational research promise and submit a research proposal designed to enhance innovation in spinal deformity treatment. All applications are reviewed and selected by the SRS Research Grants Committee. This is a limited-term award given through 2023. 

SRS is pleased to announce the 2021 Biedermann Innovation Award Winner: 

Vidyadhar Upasani, MD
Defining the Forces Involved in Spinal Growth Modulation 

Dr. Upsani was awarded $43,490 to support his research. 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 , LinkedIN, and Instagram.

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