Together with our UQ research partners, Professor Peter Pivonka, Adjunct Assoc. Professor Rob Labrom and Maree Izatt were successful in receiving a USD$ 50,000 Scoliosis Research Society Cotrel Research Grant for our project entitled, “Novel insights towards non-invasive predictors of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A comprehensive examination of musculoskeletal asymmetry using EMG and MRI”.
This project is a collaborative project between the QUT BSRG team and the UQ Laboratory for Motor Control and Pain Research (Assoc. Professor Kylie Tucker, Dr Andrew Claus and UQ PhD student Phoebe Ng).
Research grants from the US based Scoliosis Research Society are highly competitive and sought-after internationally, so the team are rightly thrilled to have their work acknowledged and rewarded in this way. Grant applications are judged on their significance, approach, feasibility and team expertise.
Participants will be recruited from the Spine Outpatient Clinic at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, commencing shortly.