The ASBMR helped Eva connect with mentors who inspired her to pursue research in bone and musculoskeletal biology and were instrumental in her career development.
Dr. Eva Liu is an instructor in medicine and a clinician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachussetts. Her research focuses on bone and mineral metabolism and rare bone disorders. With more than seven years as an ASBMR member, she has shared what has helped her get established in the field.
How has the ASBMR helped you in your career?
As an ASBMR member, I have been fortunate to have received the ASBMR Young Investigator Awards and Rising Star Award. These awards have helped to defer costs to travel to the ASBMR Annual Meetings and other meetings. Attending the meetings have been instrumental in allowing me to present my research findings to the bone and mineral research community, to meet other experts in the field, to receive feedback on research projects and to learn about the other aspects of bone and mineral research. The Rising Star Award is also essential in providing funding for projects not supported by the K08 award.
As an ASBMR member, what are benefits or resources that have been most valuable to you?
The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR®) is a great resource for keeping up-to-date on new studies in bone and mineral research. At the ASBMR Annual Meeting, the oral and poster presentations have been essential to receive feedback from other experts in bone and mineral research. The meetings also provide opportunities to learn from workshops on laboratory techniques, grant writing and transitioning from trainee to independent investigator.
How have connections with other ASBMR members helped you in your career?
I was mentored by an ASBMR member during residency, which exposed me to ASBMR, its resources and the field of bone and mineral research. Working with this mentor inspired me to pursue research in bone and musculoskeletal biology. As an endocrinology fellow, I was mentored by another ASBMR member who has been instrumental in my career development and guiding me in the transition to independence.