Scoliosis Research Society awards best science and clinical research papers


The Scoliosis Research Society named the winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards during the 30th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques held March 22-24 in Dublin.

The winner for the best basic science or translational research paper is "What Are We Transfusing? A Prospective Trial Evaluating the Quality of Intraoperatively Salvaged Red Blood Cells in Spinal Deformity Surgery," led by Darryl Lau, MD, director of spinal neurosurgery research at New York City-based NYU Langone.

The award for best clinical research paper was awarded to "Decompression With or Without Fusion for Grade 1 Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: 60-Month Outcomes From the QOD," led by Andrew Chan, the co-director of minimally invasive spine surgery and director of neurological spine research at New York City-based Columbia University Medical Center, according to a March 24 news release shared with Becker's.

The awards are named after co-founder of the meeting, Thomas Whitecloud. 

Attendees of the meeting are able to vote on the winners, which is taken into account by the committee.

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