The 2014 Young Investigator Award Winner, Dr. Marinko Rade, is currently the new head of the "Prim. dr.Martin Horvat" Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital situated in Rovinj, Croatia. Dr. Rade’s award winning paper is published in two parts in the July 15, 2014 issue of SPINE. The Young Investigator Award is determined by a peer review committee. Manuscripts are accepted throughout the year, and the winner is determined in January. To learn more about the Spine Young Investigator Award, please refer to the special section in our information for authors.
Dr. Rade is interested in neural mechanics and quantification and analysis of neural protective responses, with the final aim of constructing new effective diagnostic algorithms and therapies. He is leading lines of research both in electrophysiology and neuroradiology, and has been awarded by the “2013 Young Scientist Award” by the Finnish Spine Society.