2019 Young Investigator Research Grant Awards

AOSNA is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Young Investigator Research Grant Awards

20 June 2019

AOSpine Research YIRGA

The following investigators will each be awarded a one-year grant of up to $20,000 to help with their research:

Christina Cheng (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center)
“Protein Kinase Inhibitor Gamma and Spinal Fusion in Age-Related Osteoporosis in a Mouse Model”

Bryan Krueger (University of Cincinnati)
“Cadaveric Feasibility Study for Endoscopic Endonasal Occipitocervical Fusion”

Christopher Witiw (Rush University)
“Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: Variability and Impact of Time to Surgery”

Isaac Karikari (Duke University)
“Investigating the Role of Apolipoprotein E in Pseudoarthorsis Following Spinal Fusion Surgery”

Jeremy Shaw (University of Pittsburgh)
“Investigating Methylene Blue as a Biofilm Disclosing Agent in a Large Animal Spine Infection Model”

The projects will be carried out during 2019 and 2020 and the investigators will be invited to present their results at the 2020 Fellows Forum in Banff. Congratulations to the winners—they certainly represent a significant contribution to the quality of research being performed in North America. For AOSNA, it is a pleasure to be able to invest in promising projects like these and to incentivize the members to actively take part in the scientific development of the region.



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