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    Diversity in Bone and Mineral Research Subcommittee

    The Subcommittee is charged with increasing membership, facilitating the participation, and promoting the professional development of diverse groups within ASBMR. As described by the American Association of Medical Colleges, “diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change resulting in health equity.” The Subcommittee is committed to the inclusiveness and participation of the Society’s diverse members, with a particular focus on individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and individuals with disabilities.

    Our goals are to:

    • Increase the diversity of our members engaged in the bone and mineral research field by providing access to resources and training 
    • Promote the advancement of research and careers for diverse members through professional opportunities and leadership positions within the Society
    • Develop relationships with other organizations to foster collaboration and raise awareness of ASBMR

    Committee Members 

    Rhonda Prisby, Ph.D., Co-Chairperson
    Nicole Wright, Ph.D., MPH Co-Chairperson
    Ejigayehu (Gigi) Abate, M.D.
    Lucas Brun, Ph.D.
    Jesse Goliath, Ph.D.
    Nilsson Holguin, Ph.D. 
    Karl Lewis, Ph.D.
    Orhan Oz, M.D., Ph.D.
    Ling Qin, Ph.D.
    Tiahna Spencer
    Kristy Nicks, Ph.D., Ex-Officio
    Sylvia Christakos, Ph.D., Ex-Officio 
    Jonathan Lowery, Ph.D., MEEC Liaison 
    Anne Gingery, Ph.D., MEEC Liaison
    Lauren Taggart, Staff Liaison
    Lauren Strup, Staff Liaison

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