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Deadline Approaching for Volunteer Leadership Nominations!
Nominate Yourself or a Colleague by March 11, 2019

We’re looking for the next generation of ASBMR volunteer leaders! ASBMR volunteer leaders play an active role in developing and leading the worldwide research agenda in bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science. Nominate yourself or a colleague for a leadership position to actively contribute to ASBMR’s strategic goals, develop crucial leadership skills and make important career connections. The deadline for applications is March 11, 2019. Click here for more information, and to submit a nomination!


ASBMR Journals Encourage Open Data Sharing

 JBMR® and JBMR® Plus encourage authors to share the data and other artifacts supporting the results in their paper by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. We have recently posted some guidance on how to use some of the data sharing resources available for ASBMR authors. In addition, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about data sharing requirements or suggested open repositories.
To learn more about ASBMR's position on data sharing please read our editorial, Sharing the Wealth: ASBMR Journals Update Policies on Data Sharing and Data Repositories.


Fellow of ASBMR Nomination Deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019

ASBMR is accepting new nominations for Fellows of the ASBMR. This distinguished program recognizes long-term ASBMR members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of bone, mineral and musculoskeletal science. To be considered eligible, one must:

  • Be a current Full Member or Emeritus Member of ASBMR.
  • Have been a Full Member of ASBMR for at least ten years (does not have to be continuous).
  • Have demonstrated significant contributions to the field.
  • Have published at least five articles in JBMR® and/or JBMR® Plus (Annual Meeting abstracts included).

The program is committed to recognizing the breadth and diversity of the Society’s membership. Fellows are nominated by their peers, followed by evaluation and selection by a review committee. To learn more about this exciting new program, review the nomination guidelines, or submit a nomination click here. The nomination deadline is March 15, 2019.


Take Your Research to the Next Level – Apply for the
2019 Rising Star Awards! Deadline to Apply is March 15, 2019.

The ASBMR Rising Star Awards provide $60,000 in funding to six promising early career scientists and physician-scientists in the bone field who have already been recognized by individual NIH “K awards” and other similar international professional development programs. The award provides additional funding to the awardees to successfully implement their programs, stay in the field and transition to independent investigators. Grant submissions can be basic, clinical or translational and the primary focus must be on bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research. This award is open to all ASBMR members. International members living outside the United States are encouraged to apply. To read more regarding the eligibility requirements, and required application materials, please visit the ASBMR website. The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019.


Apply for the 2019 Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Awards! Deadline to Apply is Monday, April 15th, 2019

ASBMR is accepting applications for the 2019 Harold Frost Young Investigator Award. ASBMR will provide up to ten young investigators $1,500 each in travel support based on competitive applications. These awards give young investigators a unique opportunity to present their research and connect with senior investigators at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) 48th International Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop, which will be held July 25 – 28, 2019 in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 15th, 2019. For more information about the award, eligibility and to apply, please visit the ASBMR website.


Nominate a Colleague!
ASBMR Esteemed Awards Nominations Now Open!

One way in which ASBMR supports its mission and promotes excellence is by recognition of outstanding members through prestigious awards given annually at the ASBMR Annual Meeting. Consider nominating one of your deserving colleagues for an ASBMR Esteemed Award! All nominations must be submitted using the online nomination form. Before completing the online nomination form, please read the Award Nomination Instructions. All ASBMR members are eligible to receive an award, except as restricted by specific award criteria. The online nomination form must be submitted by Friday, May 3, 2019.

JBMR® Highlights
Cost‐effectiveness of osteoporosis screening using biomechanical computed tomography for patients with a previous abdominal CT
Maria Pisu, David L. Kopperdahl, Cora E. Lewis, Kenneth G. Saag, Tony M. Keaveny
First Published: 19 February 2019
Cost‐effectiveness of Osteoporosis Interventions to Improve Quality of Care after Upper Extremity Fracture: Results from a Randomized Trial (C‐STOP Trial)
Sumit R Majumdar, Douglas A Lier, Finlay A McAlister, Jeffrey A Johnson, Brian H Rowe, Lauren A Beaupre
First Published: 19 February 2019
Reliability of annual changes and monitoring time intervals for bone strength, size, density and micro‐architectural development at the distal radius and tibia in children: A 1‐year HR‐pQCT follow‐up
Amy Bunyamin, Kelsey Björkman, Chantal Kawalilak, Seyedmahdi Hosseinitabatabaei, Adrian Teare, James Johnston, Saija Kontulainen
First Published: 07 February 2019
Adults with cerebral palsy have higher prevalence of fracture compared to adults without cerebral palsy independent of osteoporosis and cardiometabolic diseases
Daniel G. Whitney, Andrea I. Alford, Maureen J. Devlin, Michelle S. Caird, Edward A. Hurvitz, Mark D. Peterson
First Published: 07 February 2019
JBMR® Plus Highlights
The February issue is now online!  
Longitudinal Evaluation of Pain, Flare‐up and Emotional Health in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Analyses of the International FOP Registry
Ke Peng, Kin Cheung, Arielle Lee, Christine Sieberg, David Borsook, Jaymin Upadhyay
First Published: 13 February 2019
Persistent activation of calcium‐sensing receptor suppresses bone turnover, increases microcracks and decreases bone strength
Bingzi Dong, Itsuro Endo, Yukiyo Ohnishi, Yukari Mitsui, Kiyoe Kurahashi, Mai Kanai, Masahiro Hiasa, Jumpei Teramachi, Hirofumi Tenshin, Seiji Fukumoto, Masahiro Abe, Toshio Matsumoto
First Published: 13 February 2019
Ibandronate Treatment Before and After Implant Insertion Impairs Osseointegration in Aged Rats with Ovariectomy Induced Osteoporosis
Ethan M. Lotz, David J. Cohen, Regan A. Ellis, Jennifer S. Wayne, Zvi Schwartz, Barbara D. Boyan
First Published: 13 February 2019
Bone Science in the News
Are Hip Fractures a Flag for Alzheimer’s?
Futurity (2/26/2019)

Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries
Medical News Today (2/26/2019)
Researchers discover a new form of hereditary osteoporosis
Medical Xpress (2/25/2019)
Study finds ultrasound can assess bone health, increase early screening for osteoporosis
Medical Xpress (2/25/2019)
Recurrent femoral shaft fractures in a child with gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia: a case report
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2/23/2019)
Johns Hopkins study describes cells that may help speed bone repair
News-Medical.net (2/21/2019)
Hypoxia-inducible factor 2α is a negative regulator of osteoblastogenesis and bone mass accrual
British Dental Journal (2/21/2019)
Events Calendar
March 7 -8, 2019
32nd Euro Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy
Barcelona, Spain
March 11 - 12, 2019
U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conference: "Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders"
Bethesda, MD, United States
March 17 – 19
IFMRS 3rd Herbert Fleish Workshop
Bruges, Belgium
March 18
NASEM Report Webinar - The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education
Online Webinar
March 27 – 29
MEN 2019: 16th International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Houston, TX, United States
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