This Year’s Lawrence G. Raisz Award Recipient
Date: September 11, 2012
Ernesto Canalis, M.D. is this year’s Lawrence G. Raisz Award recipient. The Lawrence G. Raisz Award recognizes an ASBMR member for outstanding achievements in preclinical and translational research (cellular or in animals).
With Dr. Raisz as an early mentor, Dr. Canalis later dedicated his career to studies related to osteoblast cell biology. He is now a Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of Research at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where his laboratory discovered the existence of skeletal growth factors and pursued important investigations on their role in skeletal function.
His recent work investigates factors determining cell fate and on the role of Notch in cell differentiation. His laboratory has been fully-funded by The National Institutes of Health (NIAMS, NIDDK) for over 30 years and was the recipient of a MERIT award from NIAMS. Dr. Canalis served as President of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in 1994 and received the Louis Avioli Founders Award of the Society in 2004.
Dr. Canalis, along with other Esteemed Award winners, will participate in the Leadership Forum: Conversations with Esteemed Award Winners that will take place at the ASBMR 2012 Annual Meeting and will provide insight into the careers and lessons learned of the awardees.