In-Memoriam: Adele Boskey, Ph.D.
Date: May 04, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long-time member Adele Boskey, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Dr. Boskey was a pioneer in the bone mineralization field. Among her many discoveries and contributions to the field, Dr. Boskey was a pioneer in characterizing bone mineral changes in skeletal diseases such as osteoporosis and rickets. She was the 2015 recipient of the ASBMR Lawrence G. Raisz Esteemed Award for outstanding achievements in preclinical translational research in the bone and mineral field. Her recent work suggests that measuring bone quality, rather than bone density, promises greater accuracy and could predict what characteristics of bone put patients at risk of fracture. A lifelong volunteer and mentor, Dr. Boskey served many years on various committees and boards in ASBMR, ORS, IADR, NOF, AAOS, and OIF. A recognized mentor of countless grad students, postdocs, and early career scientists, Dr. Boskey was known for generously giving her time and expertise to all who asked. Join us in recognizing Dr. Boskey’s contribution to our field by leaving a note, sharing a memory, or contributing a donation in her honor.