Research Paper Award Information

Research Awards:
•Outstanding Clinical Research Award  – $2,000
•Outstanding Basic Science Research Award – $2,000
•Fielding Resident/Fellow Award – $2,000

The mission of the Cervical Spine Research Society is to carry out research and exchange information on the cervical spine. To help achieve this goal, the Society is offering awards for outstanding, unpublished research papers.

Generous contributions from our industry colleagues and donations from members fund the CSRS Research Program.

Award Categories:
•Clinical
•Basic Science
•Resident/Fellow

First, second and third place papers in each of the three categories are selected for awards in amounts of $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively. Candidates for all three awards will be selected from the top-scoring online abstract submissions as chosen by the Awards Committee.

Authors of the selected abstracts will be required to submit a short manuscript amplifying the abstract information.

Award winners must attend the annual meeting in November/December to present the paper and receive the monetary award.

If you would like your paper to be reviewed as a Research Award paper, please select the appropriate field when submitting your abstract on the CSRS Online Abstract Center.

Contact the CSRS Administrative staff office if you have any questions.


2016 Research Award Papers

1st Place Basic Science 
Directly Reprogrammed Human Neural Precursor Cells – A Novel and Translationally Relevant Source for Cell Replacement Therapy in Spinal Cord Injury:  Narihito Nagoshi, MD, PhD

2nd Place Basic Science 
Therapeutic Impact of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Neural Progenitor Cells for the Treatment of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury:  Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD

3rd Place Basic Science 
Delayed Surgical Decompression for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy Correlates with Reperfusion and Excessive Activation of the Immune System:  Pia M. Vidal, PhD

1st Place Clinical 
Is There Value in Retrospective, 90 Day Bundled Payment Models for Cervical Spine Procedures?  Bryce A. Van Doren, MA, MPH

2nd Place Clinical 
Is Cervical Bracing Necessary after Single- and Multi-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion? A Prospective Randomized Study:  Samuel C. Overley, MD;

3rd Place Clinical 
Risk Factors for Failure of Non-Operative Treatment of Unilateral Cervical Facet Fractures: Amir Michael Abtahi, MD

1st Place Resident/Fellow    
The Effect of Local vs. Intravenous Steroids on Dysphagia and Dysphonia following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF):  A Single-Blinded, Prospective, Randomized Control Trial:        Tyler J. Jenkins, MD

2nd Place Resident/Fellow
A Health Economic and Patient-Centered Analysis on the Value of Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Strong Support for Surgical Intervention:  Christopher D. Witiw, MD

3rd Place Resident/Fellow
Should Asymptomatic Levels with MRI Abnormalities be Included in an ACDF Construct? A Long-Term MRI Analysis:  Marcus D. Mazur, MD

 


2015 Research Award Papers

1st Place Basic Science
Transplantation Of Human Ips Cell-Derived Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Enriched Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells In Chronic And Subacute Spinal Cord Injury ~ Soya Kawabata, MD

2nd Place Basic Science
Surgical Decompression In An Experimental Model Of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Induces A Neuroinflammatory Response: Implications For Perioperative Clinical Management ~ Pia M. Vidal, BS, PhD

3rd Place Basic Science
Total Disc Replacement Using Tissue-Engineered Intervertebral Discs: In Vivo Outcome In A Canine Model. ~ Yu Moriguchi, MD, PhD

1st Place Clinical
Prevalence And Imaging Characteristics Of Asymptomatic And Symptomatic Spondylotic Cervical Spinal Cord Compression In General Population ~ Josef Bednarik, MD, PhD

2nd Place Clinical
Predictive Risk Factors of Cervical Spine Instabilities in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Prospective Minimum 10-Year Multicenter Cohort Study ~ Yoshiki Terashima, MD

3rd Place Clinical
What Is The Fate Of The Pseudarthrosis Detected At 1 Year After Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion? ~ Jung-Ki Ha, MD

1st Place Resident/Fellow
Cost Effectiveness Of Operative Vs. Non-Operative Treatment Of Geriatric Type-Ii Odontoid Fracture ~ Brendan T. Higgins, MD

2nd Place Resident/Fellow
Laminoplasty Versus Laminectomy And Fusion To Treat Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Outcomes Of The Prospective Multicenter Aospine North America And International Csm Studies ~ Carlo Santaguida, MD

3rd Place Resident/Fellow
Cost Utility Analysis Of Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion For Degenerative Spine Disease In Elderly Population ~ Silky Chotai, MD