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    Congratulations to Francis Glorieux, M.D., Ph.D., the 2014 ASBMR William F. Neuman Awardee

    Date: July 16, 2014

    The William F. Neuman Award is the ASBMR's oldest and most prestigious award. It recognizes an ASBMR member for outstanding and major scientific contributions in the area of bone and mineral research and for contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research and administration. The 2014 ASBMR William F. Neuman Award will be presented to Francis Glorieux, M.D., Ph.D., at the ASBMR 2014 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, USA on Saturday, September 13.

    Dr. Glorieux received his MD from the University of Louvain and his PhD from McGill University.  His initial research interest focused on hypophosphatemic rickets.  His research demonstrated that calcitriol and phosphate allowed for control of the bone disease, and this drug regimen is still used worldwide in such patients. He has also studied Pseudo-Vitamin D deficiency rickets, demonstrated a Founder effect in Quebec and the value of long-term calcitriol replacement therapy. In addition, he has pioneered bisphosphonate therapy in severe forms of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. For 40 years, he has been the Founding Head of the Genetics Unit at Shriners Hospital for Children-Canada and a Professor at McGill University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ASBMR Frederic C. Bartter Awardand was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.