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Dr. Juliane Glaeser, a PhD at Bae Laboratory, has been awarded the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2015 Young Investigator Basic Research Grant for her research project entitled Treatment with the NFkB Inhibitor NEMO-Binding Domain Peptide to Inhibit Disc Degeneration. The award provides funding for one year of research.

Founded in 1985 from the merger of the American College of Spinal Surgeons and the North American Lumbar Spine Association, the North America Spine Society promotes ethical, evidence-based spine care through research, education, and advocacy in spine-related health care fields. Over the last three decades, NASS has funded more than $3.4 million in research.

One or two Young Investigator Grants are awarded annually to principal investigators of any age so long as MD applicants are within five years of completing training and PhD applicants are within five years of post-doc training. No applicants may have previously received grant funding from the NASS Research Project Management Committee. The superior quality of invited applicants makes the Young Investigator Award one of the most prestigious in the industry.

Dr. Hyun Bae, Medical Director of The Spine Institute Center for Spinal Restoration, serves as the chief investigator on Dr. Glaeser’s project. Dr. Bae is known for his visionary leadership, groundbreaking research on adult stem cell therapies as a biologic solution to intervertebral disc repair, and cutting-edge spine surgery technologies.

The Spine Institute in Los Angeles is a premier spine surgery center helmed by Dr. Bae and bolstered by his team of dedicated and experienced physicians who continue to redefine industry standards.