June 1997 AAOS Report

NIH funds spine, repetitive motion disorders research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced funding opportunities for research conducted on the pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and treatment of three common causes of low back pain: herniated nucleus pulposus, spinal stenosis and idiopathic low back pain. Similar research grant opportunities also are being accepted for studies relating to the pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and treatment of repetitive motion disorders. Applications can be obtained by accessing the NIH home page at http://www.nih.gov in the "Grants and Contracts" section. For other application information, contact James S. Panagis, MD, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, (301) 594-5055 or e-mail, panagisj@ep.niams.nih.gov.


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