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Last Chance to Apply for the 2019 Rising Star Awards!
Deadline is Tomorrow, 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 tomorrow, March 15, 2019


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

ASBMR is accepting nominations for the 2019 class of 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.

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


Apply Now for the ASBMR Travel Grant to the
Bisphosphonates 2019 Meeting! Deadline is Monday, March 18!

ASBMR is pleased to offer four (4) travel grants to the Bisphosphonates 2019 50th Anniversary Meeting, July 15-17, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Please click here to apply for one of these travel grants. Two grants of $500 USD for European-based young investigators and two grants of $1000 USD for non-European based young investigators are available to assist with travel to this meeting. Application deadline is Monday, March 18, 2019.


Apply for the 2019 Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Awards!
Deadline to Apply is Monday, April 15, 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 15, 2019. For more information about the award, eligibility and to apply, please visit the ASBMR website.


Apply Now for the Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for
Research in the Biology of Aging

The American Federation for Aging Research has established the Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging to give students the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.
To be eligible, applicants must be MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree students in good standing at a not-for-profit institution in the United States, such as universities, medical schools, hospitals, or non-government agencies. To read the full list of eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application procedures, click here.
All application materials must be received by AFAR no later than 5:00PM EDT on April 15, 2019 to be considered.


Announcing ASBMR’s New Mentoring Program!

All ASBMR members are invited to participate in a new exciting virtual mentorship program. Members have the opportunity to sign up as a mentor, mentee, or both, regardless of career stage. Once your profile is complete, you will be given a personalized list of ASBMR members that would be a good match for you. Select your desired mentor/mentee, create a mentoring plan that works with both of your schedules, and let the mentoring begin! New to mentoring? Not to worry! ASBMR and our mentoring platform, MentorCity, have provided a wealth of resources that will improve and enhance the mentoring process and relationship for both mentor and mentee. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with other ASBMR members and advance your career. Get started today! Questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact us at asbmr@asbmr.org.

JBMR® Highlights
The March issue is now online! Sinusoidal electromagnetic fields increase peak bone mass in rats by activating Wnt10b/β‐catenin in primary cilia of osteoblasts
Jian Zhou, Yu‐Hai Gao, Bao‐Ying Zhu, Jia‐Le Shao, Hui‐Ping Ma, Cory J Xian, Ke‐Ming Chen
First Published: 19 February 2019
Role of Epigenomics in Bone and Cartilage Disease
Joyce BJ van Meurs, Cindy G Boer, Laura Lopez‐Delgado, Jose A Riancho
First Published: 04 February 2019
New! Digital Collection on the Impact of Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss in Bone
JBMR® Plus Highlights
Mechanistic and Therapeutic Advances in Rare Skeletal Diseases Meeting, September 26–27, 2018: A Meeting in Affiliation With the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
Brendan Lee, Maurizio Pacifici
First published: 05 March 2019
Bone Science in the News
Cochrane vertebroplasty review misrepresented evidence for vertebroplasty with early intervention in severely affected patients
Evidence-Based Medicine (3/9/2019)
Surgical outcomes of spinal fusion for osteoporotic thoracolumbar vertebral fractures in patients with Parkinson’s disease: what is the impact of Parkinson’s disease on surgical outcome?
BioMed Central (3/9/2019)
Dog-walking may be hazardous to seniors’ health, study suggests
Fox News (3/7/2019)
Osteoporosis treatment suboptimal in men, black adults
Endocrine Today (3/7/2019)
3-D simulation of bone densitometry better predicts the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis
Events Calendar
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 20 – 23
25th Annual Meeting International Society for Clinical Densitometry 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 27 - 29
MEN 2019: 16th International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Houston, TX, United States
April 4 – 7
World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases 2019
Paris, France
Contact ASBMR
ASBMR Business Office
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Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-3309 USA
Tel.: +1 (202) 367-1161
Fax: +1 (202) 367-2161
Email: asbmr@asbmr.org

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