The Women in Bone and Mineral Research Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the ASBMR Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award, Ghazala Naureen.
Ghazala is a permanent resident of Pakistan and is currently a PhD student from the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia. Her PhD is focused on understanding the role of Vitamin D in preventing falls and fractures. As part of her PhD project, she developed a Vitamin D deficiency prediction tool for Australian older adults. Ghazala intends to develop her independent career as a researcher after her PhD by establishing herself as an expert in Vitamin D and bone health in lower- and middle-income countries. Ghazala’s career goals involve training students and emerging researchers and building a small team that will enhance Pakistan’s capacity to address Vitamin D deficiency, reduce fracture incidence, and promote osteoporosis prevention.
The Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award provides a female young investigator who resides outside the United States with the resources needed for her to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting, mentorship from senior women in the field, and complimentary membership in the Society. The award is named in honor of the legacy and contributions of Dr. Phoebe Leboy, a longstanding ASBMR member who dedicated her life to the mentoring of future generations of scientific investigators.