ICNA Relief USA presented neurosurgeon Saeed Bajwa, MD, of Binghamton, N.Y., with the ICNA Relief USA Award of Appreciation.
Neel Anand, MD, and Vinod Agrawal, MD, co-founded the Indo-American Medical Research Charitable Trust.
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.

4. What are spine surgeons' favorite vacation spots?

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:00
Here six spine surgeons discuss their favorite places in the world to go for a holiday.
UConn John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, Conn., opened a new operating suite, which included two dedicated operating rooms for neurosurgery and spine surgery, according to UConn Today.
In India, one in five people aged between 20 years and 30 years are experiencing spinal complications, according to The Health Site.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford University School of Medicine researchers studied folic acid's impact on brain and spine birth defects, according to Medical Xpress. The U.S. food supply fortification with folic acid was expected to decrease these birth defects.
Alexander P. Hersel, MD, and Bradley Spiegel, MD, of Pain Management & Injury Relief Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif., have begun offering 10-kHz High-frequency therapy spinal cord stimulation for back and leg pain.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for May 19, 2016.

10. Mini-open spine surgery for deformity: 7 key findings

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00
A study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the pedicle subtraction osteotomy technique for spinal deformity, a mini-open approach. 
Researchers analyzed the characteristics of patients with herniated discs at the cervicothoracic junction, according to a The Spine Journal study.
The U.S. Army awarded Milwaukee-based Medical College of Wisconsin a five-year, $6.8 million grant to study neck, spine and brain safety issues, according to Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
NuVasive dominates the lateral spine market with Medtronic being a distant second. Kern Singh, MD, and his colleagues with Avaz Surgical are trying to level the playing field with new technology focused on quantitative imaging.
In the United States, neurosurgeons are paid approximately $368,010 per year, according to a Salary Voice report.
John Chen, BlackBerry's CEO, and his wife Sherry Chen, established the John S. and Sherry H. Chen Endowed Chair in Clinical Neurosurgery at University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Oakland.
Seattle-based University of Washington researchers are studying whether decreasing a spinal cord injury patient's body temperature after injury reduces the injury's severity, according to abc.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers pinpointed risk factors linked to hospital readmissions after pediatric neurosurgery. The study used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric database.
Here are five hospitals with recently expanded spine and neurosurgery programs.
Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine named Alan R. Cohen, MD, the new chief of pediatric neurosurgery, effective May 23, according to News-Medical.
European Spine Journal published six-month results from the iFuse Implant System Minimally Invasive Arthrodesis clinical trial.
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