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    Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the ASBMR Rising Star Awards!

    Date: October 08, 2019

    The Society is pleased to announce the six recipients of the 2019 ASBMR Rising Star Awards.  This award provides funding to promising young scientists and physician-scientists in the bone field who have already been recognized by individual NIH “K awards” and other similar international professional development programs. The following applicants were selected as the award recipients’ (pictured top left to bottom right):

    • David Weber, M.D., MSCE, University of Rochester Medical Center, “Investigation of Bone Mineral Homeostasis in Ambulatory and Nonambulatory Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.” (K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, U.S.A.)
    • Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, “Impaired Lipophagy and Lipid Droplet Accumulation in Osteoblasts.” (K01 Award, U.S.A)
    • Hironori Hojo, Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, “Identification of Runx2-mediated hierarchical networks of transcriptional regulation in skeletal development” (Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A), Japan)
    • Michelle McDonald, Ph.D., Garvan Institute, “Tumour-bone cell interactions: An opportunity to harness the microenvironment to overcome metastatic disease.” (Cancer Institute Career Development Award Mid-Career, Australia)
    • Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, rer. nat., University Medical Center Ulm, Germany, “Role of estrogen receptor signaling in low-magnitude high-frequency vibration-induced effects on bone fracture healing” (DFG Sachbeihilfe Erstantragsteller, Germany)
    • Vanessa Sherk, Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, “Metabolic Dysfunction and Pediatric Bone Health.” (KL2 (K12) Research Scholar Award, U.S.A)

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