Prof Mauro Alini from ARI awarded prestigious funding by the North American Spine Society

US$50,000 funding awarded for year one of a two year proposal

02 September 2010


Prof. Mauro Alini of the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) has been selected as the recipient of a North American Spine Society (NASS) 2010 Basic Research Grant Award for the amount of $50,000.00 for funding of year one of the two year proposal. The proposal title is nbsp;Stem Cell Based Intervertebral Disc Regeneration-Evaluation in Organ Culture. According to Dr Michael Smith, Chair, Research Project Management Committee,” The quality of the invited research grant applications this year was very high and you should be commended for your efforts”.

To text of the acceptance letter is available here.

The grant was officially awarded to AO Research Institute Davos (and co-applicants Mauro Alini and Sybille Grad) during the NASS 2010 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on October 8, 2010. Here is the NASS post congress news report.

NASS is dedicated, amongst other roles, to supporting quality spine research. NASS rsquo; multidisciplinary approach to uncovering the etiology, natural progression and most effective treatments for spinal disorders is unique in the field. NASS provides research funding, supports spine research with numerous resources and tools, and disseminates research through a peer-reviewed scientific journal and other publications.

The NASS Annual Research Fund (ARF) collects money to support research projects each year from applications selected by NASS' Research Project Management Committee. Typically, $180K - $200K is distributed annually in support of research grants and fellowships. The Annual Research Fund has been an effective vehicle for supporting basic and applied clinical science since 1989.

Mauro Alini, Sybille Grad

For more information about NASS please go to their website.

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