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    Congratulations to Nancy Lane, M.D., the 2013 ASBMR Paula Stern Achievement Awardee

    Date: September 04, 2013

    Congratulations to the 2013 ASBMR Paula Stern Achievement Awardee Nancy Lane, M.D. The Paula Stern Achievement Award recognizes a woman in the bone field who has made significant scientific achievements and who has promoted the professional development/advancement of women in the field. Dr. Lane has exemplified the mission of the Paul Stern Achievement Award through her tireless efforts to train and mentor young investigators, especially women.

    Dr. Lane has mentored medical students, medical residents, rheumatology subspecialty fellows, graduate students, post-graduate students and junior faculty. She has mentored them in their career choices as clinicians, and/or clinical researchers, and/or laboratory based researchers. Dr. Lane’s dedication to mentoring is not limited to her institution. In 2003, Dr. Lane and delegates from the US Bone and Joint Decade met with Dr. Stephen Katz at NIAMS regarding the funding of clinical musculoskeletal research in that Institute and the mean age of the funded investigators. As a result of this meeting, Dr. Lane formed a task force and developed the Young Investigators Initiative in which junior faculty from all academic institutions in the United States that were interested in performing clinical or translational research in musculoskeletal diseases were invited to attend. The percentage of attendees that have received grant funding because of the workshop is nearly 50% and over 60% of the attendees are women.

    Dr. Lane is the Endowed Chair of Aging, Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. She is a rheumatologist with expertise in osteoporosis and bone biology. Throughout her career she has performed novel clinical studies involving the use of PTH for glucorticoid induced osteoporosis and currently she is designing studies with a compound to direct mesenchymal stem cells to the bone surface to form bone. Hear Dr. Lane and the other 2013 Esteemed Awardees offer their insights and career advice at the 2013 ASBMR 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 for the ASBMR 2013 Annual Meeting here.