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NIAMS is Recruiting a Director - Applications Due April 30

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is recruiting a director to ensure that the late Dr. Stephen I. Katz’s commitment to outstanding arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin research continues. NIAMS seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization.  Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. In addition, the incumbent must have experience and demonstrated ability in the administration and management of a major national research program as well as broad familiarity and working knowledge of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases research. The incumbent must possess in-depth knowledge and personal research experience in one or more of the NIAMS research areas. The scientific implications of the research programs will benefit from extensive experience and knowledge of federal research grants administration. Interested applicants should apply via USAJOBS. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30.

 

Final Call for Volunteer Leadership Applications!
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!

 

One Week Left to Apply for the 2019 Rising Star Awards!
Deadline 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.

 

Congratulations to Theodore Busby III, the 2019 Recipient of the
ASBMR Travel Grant to the NMRI Annual Workshop!

ASBMR is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 NMRI Workshop Travel Grant, Theodore Busby III! Theodore is a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences student at University of Alabama at Birmingham. The NMRI Workshop Travel Grant provides funding to send one researcher to the Network of Minority Health Researchers Annual Workshop in Bethesda, Maryland. The major objective of the network and annual workshop is to encourage and facilitate participation of members of underrepresented population groups and others interested in minority health in the conduct of biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. A second objective is to encourage and enhance the potential of investigators in choosing a biomedical research career in these fields. Congratulations again to Theodore!

 

Now Accepting Applications for the
ASBMR Young Investigator Awards for Ph.D. Training!

The ASBMR Young Investigator Award for Ph.D. Training will cover registration and travel for five ASBMR members to attend the 2019 European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Ph.D. Training Course in Bologna, Italy from September 7th to 10th, 2019. ECTS offers a four-day training course for Ph.D. students and faculty each year, covering basic and clinical bone science. Read more about this opportunity here! The deadline to apply is Friday, May 3, 2019.

 

Teaching a Course in Bone, Mineral or Musculoskeletal Science?
Customize the ASBMR Primer for Your Course!

A new program from our publishing partner Wiley gives you the freedom to build your course materials exactly the way you want them and offer your students a cost-efficient alternative to traditional texts. Using Custom Select, you can use certain chapters in any order from the Ninth Edition of the ASBMR Primer, add new content from other textbooks, choose a cover template, select the format for the book, and then submit the project to production with the simple click of a button.
 
Want to know more? Visit https://customselect.wiley.com/ today, or check out a demo at www.wiley.com/college/wcsdemo.

 

NIH Update on Efforts to Address Sexual Harassment in Science

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, NIH leadership issued a statement to update the public on plans to increase its efforts with NIH-funded academic and medical organizations on addressing sexual harassment in science. The statement describes the actions it has taken to address sexual harassment and how future efforts will be informed by the Working Group of the Advisory Council to the Director (ACD) on Changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment and the internal NIH Anti-Harassment Steering Committee.

 
JBMR® Highlights
A meta‐analysis of genome‐wide association studies identifies three loci associated with stiffness index of the calcaneus
Hsing‐Fang Lu, Kuo‐Sheng Hung, Hou‐Wei Chu, Henry Sung‐Ching Wong, Jihye Kim, Bo Youl Choi, Mi Kyung Kim, Yu‐Ting Tai, Shiro Ikegawa, Er‐Chieh Cho, Wei‐Chiao Chang
First Published: 19 February 2019
 
Cyclic Dinucleotides Inhibit Osteoclast Differentiation Through STING‐mediated Interferon‐β Signaling
Yeongkag Kwon, Ok‐Jin Park, Jiseon Kim, Jae Ho Cho, Cheol‐Heui Yun, Seung Hyun Han
First Published: 19 February 2019
 
Fra1 controls rheumatoid factor autoantibody production by bone marrow plasma cells and the development of autoimmune bone loss
Bettina Grötsch, Anja Lux, Yoann Rombouts, Anna‐Carin Hoffmann, Darja Andreev, Falk Nimmerjahn, Wei Xiang, Hans Ulrich Scherer, Georg Schett, Aline Bozec
First Published: 19 February 2019
JBMR® Plus Highlights
Hyperphosphatemic Familial Tumoral Calcinosis with GALNT3 Mutation: Transient Response To Anti Interleukin‐1 Treatments
Astrid Dauchez, Camille Souffir, Pierre Quartier, Geneviève Baujat, Karine Briot, Christian Roux
First Published: 13 February 2019
Bone Science in the News
Statins May Prevent Bone Loss in Elderly Women With Coronary Artery Disease
Clinical Advisor (3/1/2019)
 
Pediatric hip DXA scans useful predictor of fracture risk
Endocrine Today (3/1/2019)
 
Pfenex and Alvogen Expand Development and Commercialization Collaboration for PF708, a Therapeutic Equivalent Candidate to Forteo®/Forsteo®, to the EU, MENA, and ROW
Illinois Daily Herald (2/28/2019)
 
Therapies in sight for FOP, a disease that turns muscle to bone
Philly.com (2/28/2019)
 
New Gene in Rare Childhood Osteoporosis May Inform Drug Discovery
Medscape (2/28/2019)
 
The role of cement augmentation with percutaneous vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in multiple myeloma: a consensus statement from the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG)
Blood Cancer Journal (2/26/2019)
 
Injectable drug aims to accelerate bone healing
Medical Xpress (2/26/2019)
 
Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk.
The New York Times (2/25/2019)
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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