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    Diversity in Bone and Mineral Research Subcommittee

    The Subcommittee is charged with increasing membership, facilitating the participation, and promoting the professional development of diverse groups within ASBMR. As described by the American Association of Medical Colleges, “diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change resulting in health equity.” The Subcommittee is committed to the inclusiveness and participation of the Society’s diverse members, with a particular focus on individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities.

    Our goals are to:

    • Increase the diversity of our members engaged in the bone and mineral research field by providing access to resources and training 
    • Promote the advancement of research and careers for diverse members through professional opportunities and leadership positions within the Society
    • Develop relationships with other organizations to foster collaboration and raise awareness of ASBMR


    Committee Members 

    Christopher J. Hernandez, Ph.D., Co-Chairperson
    Kristy Nicks, Ph.D., Co-Chairperson
    Sunday Akintoye, D.D.S.
    Joel Jules, Ph.D. 
    Robert Nissenson, Ph.D.  
    Babatunde Oyajobi, MBBS, Ph.D.
    Telma Palomo De Oliveira, M.D. 
    Lilan Plotkin, Ph.D.
    Larry Suva, Ph.D.
    Nicole Wright, Ph.D., MPH
    Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, M.D., MPH, Ex-Officio
    Sylvia Christakos, Ph.D., Ex-Officio 
    Nicole Napoli, M.D., MEEC Liaison
    Lauren Taggart, Staff Liaison
    Zoey Kim, Staff Liaison
    Caitlin Flessate, Staff Liaison