Congratulations to POSNA Grant Award Winners!

POSNA congratulates the 2022 QSVI, Research, and Micro Grant Spring Cycle Grant Winners.

2022 Research Grant Winners

Angela S.M. Kuo Memorial Award
A. Noelle Larson, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Development of an Automated National Pediatric Scoliosis Registry

Arthur H. Huene Memorial Award
Benton E. Heyworth, MD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
The SATURN Trial: ITB vs. BTB ACLR in Skeletally Mature Adolescents

St. Giles Young Investigator Award
Daniel Miller, MD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul MN
Effects of Surgery on Seating Pressures in Neuromuscular Scoliosis Patients

Zimmer Biomet Spine Research Grant 
Craig R. Louer, Jr., MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Nashville, TN
Vertebral Remodeling Achieved with Vertebral Body Tethering

POSNA Research Grants (4)
Carol A. Wise, PhD 
Scottish Rite for Children, Dallas, TX
In Vivo Analysis of Pathologic Cells from NF1 Patient Pseudarthroses
Chi Ma, PhD 
William Morris (co-PI)
Scottish Rite for Children, Dallas, TX
Uncovering the Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy for Pediatric Osteonecrosis

Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Development of a Preseason Injury Risk calculator for Adolescent Athletes
Maryse Bouchard, MD, FRCSC
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Accelerating the Learning Curve in Pediatric MSK Radiograph Interpretation

POSNA Registry Grant (3-year grant)
Anthony Philip Cooper, FRCS, MBChB
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
International Limb Differences Registry
Clinical Trial Planning Grant
Walter Lam Huu Truong, MD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, MN
Nighttime vs. Full-time Bracing in AIS: Clinical Trial Planning

2022 QSVI Grant Winners

Jennifer Marie Bauer, MD, MS – Funded by Medtronic
Spine at Risk Safety Program
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
John Vorhies, MD – Funded by Medtronic
A Biopsychosocial Model of Care for Pediatric Spine Clinic
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford, CA
Haleh Badkoobehi, MD – Funded by POSNA
Creation of a Sharable Database to Improve Patient Access to Specialty Care
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

2022 Spring Micro Grant Winners

Jayson Brooks, MD
Quantification of the Dynamic Forces Experienced During Halo Gravity Traction for the Correction of Spine Deformities: A Pilot Study
Scottish Rite for Children, Dallas, TX
Allison Gilmore, MD
Insights into the Mechanical Behavior of Maturing Cortical Bone: A Porcine Model
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Madeleine Willegger, MD
Comparison of Open Versus Percutaneous Osteotomies for Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction – A Cadaveric Study
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
Alvin Su, MD, PhD
Motion Analysis of Karate Techniques for Youth Karate Athletes Injury Prevention: A Pilot Study
Nemours Children's Health / AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Amy Steele, MD
Improving the Delivery of High-Quality, Culturally Competent Care, At a Same-Day Surgery Center
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Maike van Niekerk, PhD, BScN
Development of an Educational Psychosocial Handbook for Pediatric Patients with Spine Conditions
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Sumeet Garg, MD
Evaluation of Percussive Therapy as A Treatment for Back Pain in Adolescents With Primary Lumbar Idiopathic scoliosis
University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Joshua Abzug, MD
Comparison of Goniometer Applications (Apps) Utilizing an iPad in the Clinical Setting
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Emily Grant, BS
Promoting Firearm Safety in a Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
David Edwards, BS, BA
Development of Porcine Ex-Vivo Model of Femoral Head Deformity
Scottish Rite for Children, Dallas, TX
Hayley Sacks, MD
Pre-operative 3D Printing and Mock Osteotomy for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Effects on Intraoperative Efficiency and Patient Outcomes
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

The goal of the QSVI grant is to encourage members in developing and implementing quality and patient safety programming at their own institutions and/or among their colleagues.

The focus of the POSNA Research Grant is on basic science and clinical research in non-spine related areas. A broad range of research areas are considered, including patient based studies, clinical and basic science research, clinical studies and multi-center or society wide projects. Pilot projects, research with pre-existing funding that may need supplemental support, as well as complete research proposals are also considered for funding. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims, and be obvious from the title and study design.

The objective of the Micro Grant Program is to advance musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas. The program is dedicated to promoting the diversity of its membership to encourage members who don't typically receive major POSNA research awards to advance their creative ideas. Grants are for $1,000 or less.