Congratulations to Melissa Kacena, 2017 Recipient of the Fuller Albright Award!
Date: August 17, 2017
The Fuller Albright Award is given in recognition of meritorious scientific accomplishment in the bone and mineral field to an ASBMR member who has not yet reached his or her 45th birthday before July 1 of the year the award is presented. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and a plaque which is presented after a morning plenary session at the Annual Meeting.
Dr. Melissa Kacena is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and NASA Ames Research Center. She completed her postdoctoral training in Orthopaedics at Yale University School of Medicine, where she was promoted to Assistant Professor before being recruited to IU in 2007.
Her laboratory’s overall research goal is to improve the understanding of the interaction of the bone and hematopoietic systems, thereby potentially improving the treatment of metabolic bone disease, hematopoietic disorders, and fracture healing.