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2022 Grant Award Recipients

Paul Park, MD
University of Michigan
Virtual Reality Enabled Resident Education of Lateral Access Spine Surgery

Hardeep Singh, MD
UConn School of Medicine
Effect of Depo-Medrol Application on the Psoas Muscle After Transpsoas LLIF on Post-operative Thigh Pain and Neurological Complications

Dr. Park and Dr. Singh will share the preliminary findings from their research at the 2023 SMISS Annual Forum.

Grant Applications

If you have a new or novel idea or concept in or around the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, please consider applying for a SMISS Research Grant. SMISS will fund (2) physician-initiated research studies in 2023.

Grant Amount

Two (2) grants will be awarded annually with a maximum value of $20,000 USD each.

Grant Deadlines

2023 Application Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
Award recipients will be announced on August 1, 2023

Grant Conditions

  • Project duration can be up to two years.
  • Funds may only be distributed to an active SMISS members’ institution.
  • An active SMISS member must be listed as the Principal Investigator OR as a Co-Investigator.
  • Funds will be distributed on a timeline:
    • 50% at signature
    • 25% at mid-point with a report required
    • 25% at completion of research with final report submitted to SMISS and proof of manuscript submission.

A report EVERY 6 months to the SMISS Research Committee is required. The authors should be prepared to present their research at the SMISS Annual Forum or an update until research is complete.

Questions? Contact info@smiss.org
 

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