The PSRS Lifetime Research Achievement Award was created in 2013 by the Philadelphia Spine Research Society (PSRS) to honor an investigator who has established him/herself with sustained and long-lasting contributions in the area of spine research. The award is given biennially when at the ORS PSRS International Research Symposium.
The first recipient of this award was Professor Irving Shapiro, the Anthony and Gertrude DePalma Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Orthopaedic Research at Thomas Jefferson University. The award continues today with a generous support of the Shapiro Family Trust.
- Honorarium of $1,000
- Commemorative plaque
The winner must be present at the ORS PSRS 5th International Spine Research Symposium to accept the award.
The submission package must include:
- Description of the major research accomplishments of the nominee (approx. 200 words)
- Two letters of recommendation
- A recent curriculum vitae of the nominee (NIH biosketches will not be accepted).
The complete package, prepared by a nominator on behalf of the nominee, must be submitted online through the PSRS Lifetime Achievement Award website by August 9, 2019.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards Committee will review all nominations and select a single nominee to receive the award.
Submissions are now closed. Thank you for your nomination!