Stephen Sloan, a 3rd year PhD student in the Bonassar Lab, won a Trainee Podium award for Outstanding Scientific Research at the 4th International Spine Research Symposium. The presentation, entitled “Cell Delivery in Collagen Gels Enhances Annulus Fibrosus Repair of the Sheep Spine in Vivo,” describes the development of a new therapy for spinal disc herniation. The conference, held from October 23-26, 2017 in Lake Harmony, PA, brought together leaders in the field of spine research to understand degenerative diseases of the spine and to develop new treatments for spine degeneration. Co-authors on the paper were Prof. Bonassar and members of the laboratory of Dr. Roger Härtl, Chief of Spine Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical, Dr. Ibrahim Hussain, a resident in Neurosugery, and clinical research fellows Drs. Christoph Wipplinger, Gernot Lang, and Rodirgo Navarro-Rodriguez. Congratulations to Stephen and the team for their outstanding work.