Here is a list of our $20,000 Research Grant Award Recipients:

2014   Wellington Hsu, MD  (Northwestern University) Development of a BMP-2-binding Demineralized Bone Nanomatrix (DBN) for spinal fusion 

2015   Brandon Lawrence, MD (University of Utah) Defining the Osteogenic Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and their Progenitors During Spinal Decompression and Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion 

2016    Clinton Devin, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)   Randomized Clinical Trial to determine Efficacy and Feasibility of Using Predictive Model Based Calculator as a Shared Decision-Making Tool for Lumbar Spine Surgery

2017    Kevin Baker, PhD (William Beaumont Hospital)   Peripheral Blood Mobilization of Marrow-Derived Stem Cells to Enhance Bone Formation

2018 Michael Steinmetz, MD (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Nerve Root Block in Predicting Good Outcome Following Lumbar Foraminotomy

2019 Andrew Pugley, MD (University of Iowa) A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Reduce Chronic Opioid Use Prior to Elective Lumbar Spine Surgery