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    ASBMR Mourns the Passing of a Colleague and Friend

    Date: April 01, 2012

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend Dr. Philip Neil Sambrook earlier this month. Dr. Sambrook was a highly respected clinical researcher in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, post-transplantation osteoporosis, vitamin D metabolism, the genetics of osteoporosis and was keenly interested in translation of research findings into clinical practice. He was an active member of the ASBMR, regular speaker at the Annual Meetings and former member of the JBMR Editorial Board.  Dr. Sambrook was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2008 for his contributions to research and served as the first Medical Director of Osteoporosis Australia. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, and their two children, Andrew and Kate.

    OA/ANZBMS Establish Philip Sambrook Young Investigator Award

    In honor of Dr. Philip Sambrook, Osteoporosis Australia (OA) and the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) are establishing an annual research award for Young Investigators. The Philip Sambrook Young Investigator award is intended to enable a young investigator, who excels in research, to attend and present their work at a significant overseas conference, as well as at a plenary session of the ANZBMS Annual Scientific Meeting. A call for applications will be made in the coming months. Donations to support the Philip Sambrook Young Investigator award can be made on the Osteoporosis Australia website.