"We should sponsor investigation, training, communication of knowledge in all areas of mineral/bone biology, diagnostics, therapeutics... we should work to recognize trainees' investigative efforts by providing a stable, nurturing society that bolsters funding and addresses their needs... we should honor meritorious investigators in our field" -- John Haddad, M.D., ASBMR 10th President and Former AIMM Board Member.
John G. Haddad, Jr. M.D., was a pioneer in studies of vitamin D metabolism in both the laboratory and the clinic. He was one of the first to identify and analyze the role of the vitamin D binding protein. He also carried out extensive clinical studies in Paget's disease, as well as in osteoporosis and hyperparathyroidism.
Dr. Haddad was a regular and active participant in the Advances in Mineral Metabolism (AIMM) and a Past-President of ASBMR. The leadership of AIMM and the ASBMR agreed to collaborate in honoring John Haddad, Jr., and in supporting the development of young investigators by establishing the ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Awards which would allow ten young ASBMR investigators to participate in the AIMM/ASBMR Young Investigators' Meeting.
Purpose of Grant:
The purpose of this program is to facilitate the professional development of young basic and clinical scientists in the field of bone and mineral metabolism.
By providing financial support to attend the AIMM-ASBMR Meeting, the ASBMR hopes to promote the participation of promising young investigators at the meeting. Such support is intended to encourage the appropriate and necessary interaction with senior investigators and leaders in the field which will help to advance the careers of young investigators.
Those selected to attend the meeting will be required to present their research in a 15-20 minute presentation. They should be prepared for frequent interruptions of questions and comments during a 30 minute time slot. The meeting forum and program are designed to stimulate a dynamic, creative, and collaborative exchange of science in a supportive, retreat-like atmosphere.
Eligibility: At the time of application submission the applicant:
- Professional status of nominee should be at least two years past the terminal degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent), but not more than two years as a faculty member as of September 15, 2019 (this includes instructor and research faculty positions).
- Nominee cannot have more than seven years combined experience in post-graduate research training and/or as faculty, unless the applicant has had official institution-granted time of leave.
- Current ASBMR or AIMM member or nominated by a member of either ASBMR or AIMM.
Grant amount to be provided is $1600.
A total of ten young investigators will be selected to receive ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Awards and present their research at the AIMM-ASBMR Meeting. By accepting an award, successful applicants commit to participate in the entire AIMM meeting April 6th-10th, 2020 in Snowmass, CO. Applications for the 2020 meeting will be accepted in Fall 2019.
Past ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Award Winners
Testimonials from Previous Haddad Awardees