AO Spine North America 2020 Young Investigators

Congratulations to the five winners!

15 October 2020

AO Spine North America Research Committee has awarded five Young Investigators a one-year grant of up to USD 20,000 to help with their research. The winners are:

Mina Aziz (McGill University)
“Management of Metastatic Spinal Tumors Using Functional Implants for Local Drug Delivery”

John Berry-Candelario (Harvard Medical School)
“Healthcare Disparities in Spine: The Influence of Racial/Ethnic/Immigrant Populations and At-Risk Populations in Elective Spine Surgery and an Exploration of their Social Determinants”

Raphaële Charest-Morin (University of British Columbia)
“Denosumab for Giant Cell Tumors of the Spine: Molecular Predictors of Clinical Response”

Matthew Goodwin (Washington University)
“The Role of Lactate in Intervertebral Disc Degeneration”

Jeffrey Mullin (University at Buffalo)
“Biomechanically Equivalent 3D Cervical Spine for Improved Planning and Safety of Subaxial Pedicle Screw Placement”

Find out more about the grants and other AO Spine North America research activities here.



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