ASBMR Mourns the Passing of Colleague and Friend Pierre J. Meunier, M.D.
Date: May 12, 2016
We are saddened to announce the passing of ASBMR member Pierre J. Meunier, M.D. A pioneer of histomorphometry use in clinical studies, he was also widely noted for his influential work in the field of osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases, and for his renowned work as a mentor and editor in bone research. Dr. Meunier authored over 370 scientific manuscripts. He was Professor of Medicine at Claude Bernard Lyon University and Head of the Department of Rheumatology and Bone Diseases at the Edouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon, France. Professor Meunier was a thoughtful scientist who meticulously carried out his research and mentored many other colleagues. He leaves a legacy of scientific contributions to our field that will always be acknowledged as the field moves forward.
Throughout his long career, Dr. Meunier’s research accomplishments were honored with numerous recognitions and awards. He was named a Decorated Officer of the Ordre des Palmes Academiques (France) and was a recipient of the ASBMR Frederic C. Bartter Award (1999), Paget Disease Foundation Prize (1991), IBMS John Haddad Award (1998), and the IOF Pierre Delmas International Prize (2010). He also served in numerous volunteer leadership positions with numerous bone organizations, including the editorial board of the JBMR, Editor-in-Chief of Bone (1978-1989), Editor-in-Chief of Osteoporosis International (1989-2005), Secretary of the European Calcified Tissue Society (1985-1991), and a consultant at the World Health Organization.
Please join us in recognizing Dr. Meunier’s contribution to our field by leaving a note, sharing a memory, or contributing a donation in his honor.