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  • Stephen M. Krane Award

    The Stephen M. Krane Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in basic, translational or clinical research in inflammation and/or skeletal matrix biology. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and a plaque which is presented after a morning plenary session at the Annual Meeting.

    Stephen Krane, M.D. was a preeminent leader, investigator, mentor, teacher and clinician in the field of rheumatology, matrix biology and bone and mineral metabolism for ~50 years. During his illustrious career, Dr. Krane's service and devotion to the ASBMR contributed greatly to its emergence as the premier society in the field of bone and mineral research. Dr. Krane was a founding member of the ASBMR, and its fourth President.

    Past Awardees

    Melissa Kacena, Ph.D., 2023

    Teresita Bellido, Ph.D., 2022

    Mary C. Farach-Carson, Ph.D., 2021

    Theresa Guise, M.D., 2020

    Laurie McCauley, Ph.D., 2019

    Marian F. Young, Ph.D., 2018

    Ellen M. Gravallese, M.D. 2017

    Nancy Lane, M.D. 2016

    2023 Stephen M. Krane Awardee Profile

    Melissa Kacena, Ph.D. 

    Melissa Kacena Ph.D.

    “It is an honor to be selected for the 2023 Stephen M. Krane Award. I am particularly humbled by this award because Steve was a giant in our field who was a thoughtful scientist asking thoughtful questions.  I would like to thank my long-time mentors, colleagues, and friends that nominated me for this great honor: Mike Econs, Larry Suva, and Nicky Partridge. I would also like to thank the Women’s Committee for supporting my nomination. I also thank my colleagues and friends with whom I have written grants, co-authored manuscripts, served on committees/study section, bounced ideas off of, or just shared a story over a drink. I thank all the reviewers that make our work better. I thank all of my students and staff that have worked diligently to complete our research objectives with the hope of improving patient outcomes. Finally, I thank my family for their support and patience.” ~ Melissa Kacena, Ph.D.

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