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    Marc K. Drezner, M.D. Takes Office as President of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

    Date: September 02, 2008

     

    Washington, DC (September 2, 2008) - Marc K. Drezner, M.D. will begin his term as President of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) on September 16, 2008, the final day of the ASBMR 30th Annual Meeting in Montréal, Quebéc, Canada. "I am honored to serve ASBMR, its mission and its members," Dr. Drezner stated. "This organization is at the forefront of bone and mineral research and we represent thousands from all over the world committed to furthering our knowledge and conducting research that ensures the best in patient care."

    A long-standing member of the ASBMR, Dr. Drezner has been an active continuously funded researcher for the past 34 years, using laboratory and clinical research relating to metabolic bone disease to translate basic science findings to the bedside. Most recently, Dr. Drezner's research has explored the pathophysiological basis of Vitamin D-related bone deficiencies, and his current projects investigate X-linked hypophosphatemia and tumor-induced osteomalacia; phosphatonins; and antiresorptive and anabolic agents in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis.

    A prestigious medical professor, Drezner was named director of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's new Institute for Clinical and Translational Research in 2007 after helping the school win a $41 million grant to fund it. He became senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at UW Madison in 2008, where he also serves as Chief of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine at the University.

    Dr. Drezner has previously served as Endocrinology Section head and the director of the Endocrinology training program at the Duke University Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he was appointed a professor of medicine in 1975. He has also promoted bone and mineral research, having served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and as Secretary-Treasurer of the ASBMR.