The Spine Journal and NASS Announce 2020 Outstanding Paper Awards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2020
– The Spine Journal
and the North American Spine Society (NASS) announced three winners of the 2020 Outstanding Paper Awards at the society’s 35th annual meeting. These awards recognize excellence in unpublished research in spine care. Winning manuscripts receive a $10,000 prize and will be published in The Spine Journal
. Their presentations are included in an OnDemand session titled: The Spine Journal Outstanding Paper Awards
moderated by TSJ
editor in chief Christopher Bono, MD. Award Winners/Presenters: Outstanding Paper: Basic Science Uncovering molecular targets for regenerative therapy in degenerative disc disease: do small leucine-rich proteoglycans hold the key?
Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, PhD; Dilip Chand Raja, MS; Chitraa Tangavel, PhD; Sharon Miracle Nayagam, MSc; Vijay Anand, MS; R. Sunmathi, MTech; Monica Steffi Matchado, MTech; M. Raveendran, PhD; Ajoy Prasad Shetty, MS; Rishi Mugesh Kanna, MS; K. Dharmalingam, PhD Outstanding Paper: Clinical Care Vertebral bone quality score predicts fragility fractures independently of bone mineral density
Jeff Ehresman BS; Andrew Schilling AB; Xinghai Yang MD; Zach Pennington BS; A. Karim Ahmed BS; Ethan Cottrill BS; Daniel Lubelski MD; Majid Khan MD; Kendall F. Moseley, MD; Daniel M. Sciubba, MD Outstanding Paper: Clinical Care Prospective validation of a clinical prediction score for survival in patients with spinal metastases: The New England Spinal Metastasis Score
Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD; Marco L. Ferrone, MD; Joseph H. Schwab, MD, MS; Justin A. Blucher, MS; Lauren B. Barton, BS; Daniel G. Tobert; John H. Chi, MD, MPH; John H. Shin, MD; James D. Kang, MD; Mitchel B. Harris, MD The Spine Journal
is an international, multidisciplinary journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on research and treatment related to the spine and spine care, including basic science and clinical investigations. The Spine Journal
is the highest impact and largest circulation peer-reviewed spine publication in the world. Published online continuously and printed monthly by Elsevier, Inc., The Spine Journal
is the scientific publication of the North American Spine Society. NASS adheres to a policy of editorial independence for the journal’s editorial board, which follows guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Committee on Publication Ethics and other best editorial practices.
NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidenced-based and ethical spine care by promoting education, research and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 8,500 members from several disciplines, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, research and physical therapy. For more information, visit www.spine.org, NASS’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn channels.