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NIAMS Now Accepting Applications for Position of Clinical Director

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Stephen Katz, M.D., Ph.D. announced that NIAMS is recruiting a new Clinical Director, someone who can take advantage of the unique scientific and clinical resources at NIH. He is reaching out to all of the NIAMS communities to help identify the best candidates for this important leadership position. Dr. Katz encourages sending this notice to any qualified colleagues who might be interested in applying for the position. More details about the position and the application can be found here.


Announcing the Launch of the Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance

A groundbreaking multi-stakeholder alliance charged with countering fragility fractures threatening the world’s most populated, and fastest ageing region, was unveiled in Sydney, Australia. The Asia Pacific Fragility Fracture Alliance’s four regional and three global representatives drawn from the osteoporosis, geriatrics, orthopaedics and rehabilitation sectors, will focus on three pillars – improving acute care for those who sustain bone fragility fractures (due to osteoporosis), subsequent patient rehabilitation, and secondary fracture prevention. Members of the umbrella organization have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which underscores their commitment to work collaboratively throughout the Asia Pacific region to improve outcomes for people who sustain fragility fractures. Read more here.


Check Out the Recordings of the
2018 Career Development Webinar Series!

Regardless of your career stage, career path, or career interests, there is something for everyone in the 2018 Career Development Webinar Series! Overwhelmed by all of the content? For starters, check out the top five recordings of 2018:

  1. A Not-So-Abstract Guide to Writing a Top-Scoring Abstract, hosted by Nicholas Harvey and Megan Weivoda
  2. 5 Ways Social Media Can Boost Your Career: The Fundamentals of Social Media in Science, hosted by Christopher Hernandez and Joy Wu
  3. How to Start and Effectively Manage Your Own Lab/Research Team, hosted by Melissa Kacena and Meghan McGee Lawrence
  4. Making the Most of the ASBMR Annual Meeting, hosted by Neha Dole and Anne Gingery
  5. Grant Writing for All: Top Tips for Getting Your Grant to Stand Out, hosted by Jane Cauley

For a full list of the career development webinars and their descriptions, including links to all of the recordings, visit the ASBMR Career Development Webinar Series page. Recordings of all 12 webinars can also be found in the ASBMR Education Resource Center. Stay tuned for new Career Development Webinars in 2019, and don’t forget to send us your suggestions for webinar topics and speakers!


Apply Now for the ASBMR Travel Grant to the NMRI Annual Workshop!

The ASBMR is pleased to offer one travel grant in the amount of $1,500 to an early career investigator conducting bone, mineral, or musculoskeletal related research interested in attending the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop, held April 24-26, 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage communication between current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health research, including individuals from traditionally under-served communities: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders. Click here for complete eligibility requirements and to submit your application! Application deadline is February 18, 2019.


Thank You to Our 2018 Reviewers!

The JBMR® and JBMR® Plus editors are very grateful to the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal experts who volunteered their time to review nearly 1,000 manuscripts in 2018. Your efforts helped JBMR® achieve an impact factor increase to 6.314, and a 5-year impact factor increase to 6.766, and enabled continued successes for our Open Access title JBMR® Plus, which will start publishing monthly issues in 2019! A list of our 2018 reviewers is available here.


Renew your ASBMR Membership Before December 31!

December 31, 2018 is the day that your ASBMR membership expires! Renewing your membership provides you with the greatest access to our field’s global community: connections, education, collaborations, and scientific excellence. Helping you to continue to advance the science of bone, mineral, and musculoskeletal research is the foundation of all that we do at ASBMR. Renewing your membership is simple – log in to your member profile on www.asbmr.org and review your invoice today. Contact ASBMR Offices at +1 202-367-1161 or asbmr@asbmr.org if you have any questions!

JBMR® Highlights
Androgen Receptor in Neurons Slows Age‐Related Cortical Thinning in Male Mice
Ferran Jardí, Nari Kim, Michaël R. Laurent, Rougin Khalil, Ludo Deboel, Dieter Schollaert, Harry van Lenthe, Brigitte Decallonne, Geert Carmeliet, Frank Claessens, Dirk Vanderschueren
First Published: 29 November 2018
Bone Matrix Mineralization in Patients with Gain‐of‐Function Calcium‐Sensing Receptor Mutations is Distinctly Different from that in Postsurgical Hypoparathyroidism
Diana Ovejero, Barbara M. Misof, Rachel I. Gafni, David Dempster, Hua Zhou, Klaus Klaushofer, Michael T. Collins, Paul Roschger
First Published: 29 November 2018
Age at onset of walking in infancy is associated with hip shape in early old age
Alex Ireland, Fiona R. Saunders, Stella G. Muthuri, Anastasia V. Pavlova, Rebecca J. Hardy, Kathryn R. Martin, Rebecca J. Barr, Judith E. Adams, Diana Kuh, Richard M. Aspden, Jennifer S. Gregory, Rachel Cooper
First Published: 29 November 2018
Comparison of BMD Changes and Bone Formation Marker Levels 3 Years After Bisphosphonate Discontinuation: FLEX and HORIZON‐PFT Extension I Trials
Tiffany Y. Kim, Douglas C. Bauer, Brian L. McNabb, Anne L. Schafer, Felicia Cosman, Dennis M. Black, Richard Eastell
First Published: 07 December 2018
Dual Targeting of Bile Acid Receptor‐1 (TGR5) and Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) Prevents Estrogen‐Dependent Bone Loss in Mice
Zhenxi Li, Jinping Huang, Fanhua Wang, Wenjun Li, Xian Wu, Chenglong Zhao, Jian Zhao, Haifeng Wei, Zhipeng Wu, Ming Qian, Peng Sun, Liang He, Yunyun Jin, Jie Tang, Wenwei Qiu, Stefan Siwko, Mingyao Liu, Jian Luo, Jianru Xiao
First Published: 07 December 2018
A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment Strategies in Postmenopausal Women
Carolyn J. Crandall, Joseph Larson, JoAnn E. Manson, Jane A. Cauley, Andrea LaCroix, Jean Wactawski‐Wende, Mridul Datta, Maryam Sattari, John T. Schousboe, William D. Leslie, Kristine E. Ensrud
First Published: 07 December 2018
JBMR® Plus Highlights
Tumour cell dormancy and reactivation in bone: skeletal biology and therapeutic opportunities
Niall M Byrne, Matthew A Summers, Michelle M McDonald
First Published: 03 December 2018
Bone as a preferential site for metastasis
Miranda E. Sowder, Rachelle W. Johnson
First Published: 03 December 2018
PDGF modulates BMP2 induced osteogenesis in periosteal progenitor cells
Xi Wang, Brya G Matthews, Jungeun Yu, Sanja Novak, Danka Grcevic, Archana Sanjay, Ivo Kalajzic
First Published: 30 November 2018
Reference Ranges for Trabecular Bone Score in Australian Men and Women: A Cross Sectional Study
Kara B Anderson, Kara L Holloway‐Kew, Didier Hans, Mark A Kotowicz, Natalie K Hyde, Julie A Pasco
First Published: 07 December 2018
Reliability and Validity of the 6‐Minute Walk Test in Hypophosphatasia
Dawn Phillips, Ioannis C. Tomazos, Scott Moseley, Gil L'Italien, Hugo Gomes Da Silva, Sergio Lerma Lara
First Published: 07 December 2018
A subpopulation of synovial fibroblasts in a mouse model of chronic inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis toward osteochondrogenic lineage
Yoko Miura, Shusuke Ota, Matija Peterlin, Grete McDevitt, Satoshi Kanazawa
First Published: 07 December 2018
Bone Science in the News
Doubt cast on link between tenofovir disoproxil and bone fractures
Aidsmap (12/7/2018)
Ultragenyx and Kyowa Kirin Announce Health Canada Approval of Crysvita™ (burosumab injection) for the Treatment of X–linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH) in Adults and Children
PharmiWeb.com (12/6/2018)
Events Calendar
February 20 - 22, 2019
8th International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR2019)
Miami Beach, FL United States
March 11 - 12, 2019
U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conference: "Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders"
Bethesda, MD United States
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