SOURCE: U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation

March 21, 2008 15:32 ET

San Diego Spine Surgeon and Researcher Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2008) - Dr. Vert Mooney of the U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation ( has received The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award for Lumbar Spine Research.

Award History:

--  2000: Professor Alf Nachemson of Sweden
--  2001: Dr. John Frymoyer of Burlington, VT, USA
--  2002: Dr. Gunnar Andersson of Chicago, IL, USA
--  2003: Dr. Malcolm Pope of Aberdeen, Scotland
--  2004: Dr. Kiyoshi Kaneda of Sapporo, Japan
--  2005: Dr. Manohar Panjabi of New Haven, CT, USA
--  2006: Dr. James Weinstein of Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH, USA
--  2007: Dr. Jill Urban, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Overview of Services:

U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation offers a variety of services related to the non-operative care of musculoskeletal disorders including:

Independently conducting original basic science research and clinical trials.

Developing experimental design, preparing institutional review board applications, and assisting with data collection and analysis for collaborating entities.

Conducting annual symposium and continuing education seminars for health providers, and local community health education seminars for the general public.

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