February 14, 2022

Researchers Awarded 1st Place Basic Science Award by CSRS

An abstract on cervicothoracic instrumentation biomechanics research led by John T. Sherrill, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was recently selected for the 2021 Outstanding Basic Science Research Award by the Cervical Spine Research Society.

David B. Bumpass, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS and co-author of the study, presented the winning abstract, “Posterior Cervical Spinal Fusion Assemblies Intended to Cross the Cervicothoracic Junction: A Mechanical Analysis” at the Cervical Spine Research Society’s 49th Annual Meeting held December 1-4, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Erin Mannen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Boise State University, also serves as a co-author on the project.

The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to fostering the exchange and development of ideas and philosophy to advance research focused on the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease. Each year the Society offers three awards for outstanding, unpublished research papers in the categories of clinical research, basic research, and resident/fellow. Candidates for the awards are selected from the top-scoring online abstract submissions as chosen by the Awards Committee.

A full manuscript has been accepted by Clinical Spine Surgery, the official journal of the Cervical Spine Research Society.