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Deadline Tomorrow! Last Chance to Apply for the
2019 Phoebe Leboy Award!

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 tomorrow, 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..


ASBMR Fellows Nominations Are Open! 
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.


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.


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 p.m. EST on April 15, 2019 to be considered.

JBMR® Highlights
The February issue is now online!  
Cooperation of PU.1 with IRF8 and NFATc1 defines chromatin landscapes during RANKL‐induced osteoclastogenesis
Naohiro Izawa, Daisuke Kurotaki, Seitaro Nomura, Takanori Fujita, Yasunori Omata, Tetsuro Yasui, Jun Hirose, Takumi Matsumoto, Taku Saito, Yuho Kadono, Hiroyuki Okada, Takeshi Miyamoto, Tomohiko Tamura, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Sakae Tanaka
First Published: 05 February 2019
SiMPLOD, a structure‐integrated database of collagen lysyl hydroxylase (LH/PLOD) enzyme variants
Luigi Scietti, Matteo Campioni, Federico Forneris
First Published: 05 February 2019
Slc20a2, encoding the phosphate transporter PiT2, is an important genetic determinant of bone quality and strength
Sarah Beck‐Cormier, Christopher J. Lelliott, John G Logan, David T. Lafont, Laure Merametdjian, Victoria D. Leitch, Natalie C. Butterfield, Hayley J. Protheroe, Peter I. Croucher, Paul A. Baldock, Alina Gaultier‐Lintia, Yves Maugars, Gael Nicolas, Christopher Banse, Sébastien Normant, Nicolas Magne, Emmanuel Gérardin, Nina Bon, Sophie Sourice, Jérôme Guicheux, Laurent Beck, Graham R. Williams, J. H. Duncan Bassett
First Published: 05 February 2019
JBMR® Plus Highlights
Abstracts from the Argentinian Society of Osteoporosis (SAO) and Argentinian Society of Osteology and Mineral Metabolism (AAOMM) 2018 Annual Meeting
First Published: 11 February 2019
Low serum levels of DKK2 predict incident low‐impact fracture in older women
Ana M. Rodrigues, Mónica Eusébio, Ana B. Rodrigues, Joana Caetano‐Lopes, Inês P. Lopes, Ana Lopes, Jorge M. Mendes, Pedro Simões Coelho, João Eurico Fonseca, Jaime C. Branco, Helena Canhão
First Published: 07 February 2019
Bone Science in the News
Fewer Older Men Assessed, Treated for Osteoporosis
DoctorsLounge (2/15/2019)
New Academy launched to fight osteoporosis
PharmaTimes (2/15/2019)
A novel PHEX mutation associated with vitamin D-resistant rickets
Nature (2/14/2019)
Duchess of Cornwall shines light on dangers of osteoporosis
CBS News (2/14/2019)
Integrating Assessment of Sarcopenia into Decision-making for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Ready for Prime Time?
Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2/14/2019)
Mount Sinai awarded $12.5 million NIH grant for research program in aging biology
News-Medical.net (2/14/2019)
Developing strategic priorities in osteoarthritis research: Proceedings and recommendations arising from the 2017 Australian Osteoarthritis Summit
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2/13/2019)
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw is Rare in Women Treated with Denosumab, Study Indicates
Endocrinology Advisor (2/13/2019)
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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