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    Elizabeth Shane, M.D. is the 2013 Frederic C. Bartter Awardee

    Date: September 18, 2013

    Congratulations to the 2013 Frederic C. Bartter Awardee, Elizabeth Shane, M.D. The Frederic C. Bartter Award is given to an ASBMR member in recognition of outstanding clinical investigation in disorders of bone and mineral metabolism. Dr. Shane illustrates the mission of the Frederic C. Bartter Award in many different investigative areas, all focused upon the pathophysiology and therapeutics of bone loss syndromes. She has had uninterrupted funding from the NIH for 20 years.

    Dr. Shane’s ability to utilize cutting-edge science as it applies to human disorders of mineral metabolism has led to new insights into a large number of bone loss syndromes. In nearly all of the disorders to which she has contributed to our understanding of pathophysiology, mechanisms, and therapeutics, she has been among the first to explore those areas. Some examples of Dr. Shane’s outstanding clinical investigation in disorders of bone and mineral metabolism include her: innovative studies of bone loss after heart transplantation, ongoing studies of bone metabolism in cardiac disease as well as after lung transplantation, studies of bone metabolism in premenopausal women with osteoporosis, innovative insights into bone metabolism as it relates to HIV, and remarkable studies in key metabolic, structural, and therapeutic aspects of bone disease associated with renal failure, breast cancer, medications, and gastrointestinal disorders.

    Dr. Shane is Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical and Epidemiological Research at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Her research interests include transplantation osteoporosis, premenopausal osteoporosis, bone disease associated with HIV/AIDS, renal bone disease, bone loss due to medications and gastrointestinal diseases, and the use of high-resolution imaging to investigate the effects of various drugs and diseases on bone quality and strength. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. She is also Past-President of ASBMR and has served on the Editorial Board for the JBMR®.

    Dr. Shane and the other 2013 Esteemed Awardees will offer their insights and career advice at the ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting session: Success in Research: Leadership Lessons from 2013 ASBMR Esteemed Awardees. This session will take place on Saturday, October 5, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, Room 327-328. Register to attend here.