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Deadline Monday, February 18th - Last Call to Apply for
ASBMR’s NMRI Annual Workshop Travel Grant

ASBMR is partnering with the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop to provide a $1,500 travel grant to send an early career investigator to attend this event. The major objective of NMRI and its 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. Submit your application for this travel grant here. The last day to apply is Monday, February 18th.


Announcing the ASBMR Travel Grants to the
Bisphosphonates 2019 Meeting!

ASBMR is pleased to offer four (4) travel grants for 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.


Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Harold M. Frost
Young Investigator Awards!

ASBMR is now 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.
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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.
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Congratulations to the 2019 ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Award Winners!

ASBMR is pleased to announce the ten recipients of the 2019 ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Awards!  Dr. Haddad was a regular and active participant in the Advances in Mineral Metabolism (AIMM) and a Past-President of ASBMR. The leadership of AIMM and the ASBMR agreed to collaborate in honoring John Haddad, Jr., and in supporting the development of young investigators by establishing the ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Awards, it allows early career ASBMR investigators to participate in the AIMM/ASBMR Young Investigators' Meeting in Snowmass, Colorado, USA, on April 8 - 12, 2019. Thank you to the 33 applicants who applied for the awards and congratulations again to the following ten recipients (pictured above, top left to bottom right):

  • Sun Peck, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Ren Xu, Ph.D., Cornell Medical College, USA
  • Alanna Green, Ph,D., University of Sheffield, UK
  • Feitong Wu, Ph.D., Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Gabriel Pagnotti, Ph.D., Indiana University, USA
  • Roman Thaler, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Kazuki Inoue, Ph.D., Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
  • Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy, Ph.D., Maine Medical Center Research Institute, USA
  • Blake “Eason” Hildreth, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, USA
  • Daniel Whitney, Ph.D., University of Michigan, USA

One Week Left to Apply for the 2019 Phoebe Leboy Award!
Application Deadline is February 22, 2019

The Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award is for a female young investigator who resides outside the United States (preference given to those in an emerging and/or developing country). The award provides the resources needed for the selected individual to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting, mentorship from senior women in related areas of research, and membership in ASBMR. The award amount is up to $2,000. The application deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019. Submit your application here. ASBMR members are encouraged to forward information about the Phoebe Leboy Professional Development award to eligible colleagues.


Nominate a Colleague for a FASEB Excellence in Science Award!
Deadline is March 1, 2019

The ASBMR Women’s in Bone and Mineral Research Committee is asking for nominations for the two new FASEB Excellence in Science Awards in the Mid-Career Investigator and Early-Career Investigator categories. These awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by women in biological science. Award recipients will be expected to present an Excellence in Science Award Lecture at the annual meeting of a FASEB Member Society. Presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the lecture. In addition to the unrestricted research grant, the award covers the recipients’ travel to/from the meeting, hotel expenses, complimentary meeting registration, and a plaque in recognition of the awardee’s achievement. Click here for more information. Please send your suggested nominations with a copy of a current CV or Biosketch to asbmr@asbmr.org.

JBMR® Highlights
Long‐term Treatment with TNF‐alpha Inhibitors Improves Bone Mineral Density But Not Vertebral Fracture Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis
KJ Beek, T Rusman, MAC van der Weijden, WF Lems, JC van Denderen, M Konsta, I Visman, MT Nurmohamed, IE van der Horst‐Bruinsma,
First Published: 28 January 2019
Mesenchymal Cell‐Derived Juxtacrine Wnt1 Signaling Regulates Osteoblast Activity and Osteoclast Differentiation
Fan Wang, Kati Tarkkonen, Vappu Nieminen‐Pihala, Kenichi Nagano, Rana Al Majidi, Tero Puolakkainen, Petri Rummukainen, Jemina Lehto, Anne Roivainen, Fu‐Ping Zhang, Outi Mäkitie, Roland Baron, Riku Kiviranta
First Published: 28 January 2019
Accuracy of FRAX® in people with multiple sclerosis
Etienne J. Bisson, Marcia L. Finlayson, Okechukwu Ekuma, Ruth Ann Marrie, William D. Leslie
First Published: 28 January 2019
Joint association analysis identified 18 new loci for bone mineral density
Yu‐Fang Pei, Lu Liu, Tao‐Le Liu, Xiao‐Lin Yang, Hong Zhang, Xin‐Tong Wei, Gui‐Juan Feng, Rong Hai, Shu Ran, Lei Zhang
First Published: 28 January 2019
JBMR® Plus Highlights
Heterotopic ossification: A comprehensive review
Carolyn Meyers, Jeffrey Lisiecki, Sarah Miller, Adam Levin, Laura Fayad, Catherine Ding, Takashi Sono, Edward McCarthy, Benjamin Levi, Aaron W. James
First Published: 29 January 2019
Discogenic back pain: literature review of definition, diagnosis, and treatment
Kengo Fujii, Masashi Yamazaki, James D. Kang, Makarand V. Risbud, Samuel K. Cho, Sheeraz A. Qureshi, Andrew C. Hecht, James C. Iatridis
First Published: 05 February 2019
Bone Science in the News
Task force questions efficacy of vertebroplasty, balloon kyphoplasty
Endocrine Today (2/8/2019)
The efficacy of using 3D printing models in the treatment of fractures: a randomised clinical trial
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2/8/2019)
Alpha particle Radium 223 dichloride in high-risk osteosarcoma: a phase I dose escalation trial
Clinical Cancer Research (2/7/2019)
Greater efforts needed to address cancer therapies' effects on bone health
Medical Xpress (2/6/2019)
Decreased fracture incidence with traditional Chinese medicine therapy in patients with osteoporosis: a nationwide population-based cohort study
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2/4/2019)
Secondary osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis improve FRAX accuracy in multiple sclerosis
Endocrine Today (2/4/2019)
Events Calendar
February 18, 2019
NASEM Report Webinar: Breaking Through: the Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Science Researcher
Online Webinar
February 20 - 22, 2019
8th International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR2019)
Miami Beach, FL United States
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, 2019
IFMRS 3rd Herbert Fleish Workshop
Bruges, Belgium
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