Announcing the 2022 CSRS Research Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of CSRS Research Grants! CSRS research funding is a highly rigorous and competitive process. CSRS receives many high-quality proposals each year, and every proposal is thoroughly vetted and reviewed by the Research Committee. This year, 39 grant applications were received and a total of eight were funded across four grant categories totaling more than $200,000.

21st Century Grant - $75,000
Analysis of Piezo1-dependent mechanotransduction in spinal fusion and pseudoarthrosis
Primary Investigator: Muhamed Hadzipasic, MD, PhD

Spinal Cord Injury Grant - $40,000
Therapeutic effect of immunoreceptor CD300a blockade for acute spinal cord injury
University of Tsukuba
Primary Investigator: Hiroshi Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D.

Seed/Starter Grants - $25,000 each
Sleep Quality in Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy
Texas Back Institute
Primary Investigator: Alexander Satin, MD

Quantifying and Classifying Quality-Associated Waste in the Care of Cervical Myelopathy
Thomas Jefferson
Primary Investigator: Ahilan Sivaganesan, MD

Resident/Fellow Grants - $15,000 each
Patient Preoperative Health Confidence and Postoperative Outcomes After Cervical Spine Surgery: A Quantitative Analysis
Northwestern University
Primary Investigator: Erik Gerlach, MD

Minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in cervical spine surgery: establishing MCID for NIH PROMIS assessments and development of machine learning algorithms for prediction of MCID after cervical spine surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Primary Investigator: Aditya Karhade, MD

The Comparative Effect of NSAIDs and Opioids on Spinal Fusion: A Rodent Model
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Primary Investigator: Mark Lambrechts, MD

Motorized Cervical Traction versus Weight and Pulley Traction: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Comparison
University of Utah
Primary Investigator: Brandon Sherrod, MD


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