NASS provides funding for research traveling fellowships that span at least five months at one medical center other than their current facility. This year, a total of $217.740 was awarded.
The Research Traveling Fellowship was awarded to Fabrizio Russo, MD, and Giuseppe Esposito, PhD, of Rome. Research grant award winners are:
• Mauro Alini, PhD, of Switzerland for "Stem Cell Based Intervertebral Disc regeneration-Evaluation in Organ Culture"
• K. Arne Mehrkens, MD, of Canada for "Mechanistic Determination of Notochordal Cell-Induced Anti-Apoptotic Signaling in Human Nucleus Pulposus Cells"
• Jeffrey C. Lotz, PhD, of San Francisco for "Does Diabetes Cause Intervertebral Disc Degeneration?"
• Thomas D. Cha, MD, of Boston for "A Prospective Clinical Audit Measuring the Impact of Shared Decision-Making Aids on Cost Variation for Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Within a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model"
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NASS Announces 2012 Traveling Fellowship & Grant Award Winners FeaturedWritten by Laura Miller | October 26, 2012
The North American Spine Society has announced the winners of the 2012 Research Traveling Fellowship and Research Grant Awards.
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