The latter have been supported by many of the major spine societies including the North American Spine Society (NASS), EUROSPINE and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS
prize winner: LMP-1 upregulates intervertebral disc cell production of proteoglycans and BMPs in vitro and in vivo.
Prize Winner: Early Predictors of Chronic Work Disability: A Prospective, Population-based Study of Workers with Back Injuries." Spine33 (25): 2809-18.
The publication rates of presentations at major Spine Specialty Society meetings (NASS, SRS, ISSLS
Prize Winner: Consensus on the Clinical Diagnosis of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Results of an International Delphi Study.
prize winner: Does discography cause accelerated progression of degeneration changes in the lumbar disc: A ten-year matched cohort study.
2009 ISSLS Prize Winner: What influence does sustained mechanical load have on diffusion in the human intervertebral disc?: an in vivo study using serial postcontrast magnetic resonance imaging.
ISSLS prize winner: a study of effects of in vivo mechanical forces on human lumbar discs with scoliotic disc as a biological model: results from serial postcontrast diffusion studies, histopathology and biochemical analysis of twenty-one human lumbar scoliotic discs.
prize winner: The innervation of the intervertebral disc: a quantitative analysis.