Lawrence G. Raisz Award
The Lawrence G. Raisz Award recognizes an ASBMR member for outstanding achievements in preclinical and translational research (cellular or in animals). The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and a plaque which is presented at a morning plenary session at the Annual Meeting.
Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D., was a preeminent leader, researcher, mentor, teacher, and clinician in the field of bone and mineral metabolism for 50 years. Dr. Raisz was a founding member of ASBMR, its second President and the first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. As a researcher, teacher, and clinician, Dr. Raisz epitomized the ideals of the physician-scientist. His knowledge of the scientific literature in basic and clinical bone biology was unparalleled. Over the years, his NIH-funded research program focused on mechanisms of bone formation and resorption and the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. He was the author of over 450 scholarly works in the field. Dr. Raisz was on the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) in Farmington, CT. Read more about the life and legacy of Dr. Lawrence G. Raisz.