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  • Paula Stern Achievement Award

    The ASBMR Paula Stern Achievement Award annually recognizes a woman in the bone field who has made significant scientific achievements and who has promoted the professional development/advancement of women in the field. Dr. Stern is a leader in the field of bone and mineral research. Her contributions include the first bioassay for 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D, studies on the effects of thyroid hormone on bone metabolism, and most recently studies on alternative signal transduction pathways for parathyroid hormone. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and a plaque which is presented at a morning plenary session at the Annual Meeting.

    Paula Stern was the first female President of ASBMR, a founding member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and has served ASBMR as a volunteer leader in numerous capacities, including most recently as the chair of the Science Policy Committee and ASBMR representative to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Board.

    Past Awardees

    Lilian Plotkin, Ph.D., 2023

    Anna Teti, Ph.D., 2022

    Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, M.D., M.P.H., 2021

    Natalie Sims, Ph.D., 2020

    Ernestina Schipani, M.D., Ph.D., 2019

    Elizabeth Shane, M.D., 2018

    Alberta M. Zallone, Ph.D. 2017

    Merry Jo Oursler, Ph.D. 2016

    Teresita Bellido, Ph.D. 2015

    Jillian Cornish, Ph.D. 2014

    Nancy Lane, M.D. 2013

    Theresa Guise, M.D. 2012

    Marie Demay, M.D. 2011

    Laurie McCauley, D.D.S., Ph.D. 2010

    2023 Paula Stern Achievement Awardee Profile

    Lilian Plotkin, Ph.D. 

    Lilian Plotkin Ph.D.

    “I am honored to be selected as the 2023 Paula Stern awardee. l would like to thank the ASBMR award selection committee, Lynda Bonewald for nominating me, Laurie McCauley, Stavroula Kousteni, Joe Stains and Hannah Messersmith for supporting the nomination, and Emily Atkinson, Maria Belen Zanchetta, Iraj Hassan, and Sonja Buvinic for their kind statements included in the nomination letter. I would also like to thank the ASBMR Women’s committee for sponsoring my nomination and Rachel Davey for collecting the nomination letters. ASBMR has been my scientific home for over 25 years. Here, I learnt from strong leaders and from early career stage investigators how to be a better mentor, respecting others’ ideas and identities. Finally, I would like to thank my co-workers, members of my lab, my parents, siblings, daughters, and, especially, my husband, who have provided unconditional support, and taught me the value of knowledge and empathy.” ~ Lilian Plotkin, Ph.D.

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