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In Memoriam: Uri A. Liberman, M.D., Ph.D.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of member Uri Liberman, M.D., Ph.D. on November 13, 2022. Dr. Liberman was Professor of Physiology & Medicine at Tel Aviv University Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. He was a member of the ASBMR since its founding and served on the first editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Dr. Liberman was also very active in other bone-related organizations during his lifetime. He was a Past-President of the Israeli Bone and Mineral Society and the Israeli Osteoporosis Association, Executive Committee Chairman of the Israel Foundation for Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases, and a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Task Force on Osteoporosis.
He authored more than 148 articles published in peer-reviewed journals as well as several books. In 2001 he was the recipient of the International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS) John G. Haddad Jr. Award. Please take the time to share a memory on this forum. 

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Uri Liberman was not only a dear friend of my husband, Gideon Rodan, but he was also a dear friend to me.  He was an expert in osteoporosis being involved in many clinical trials.  He was a gentleman, a nice man, modest in all his achievements.  He was also a devoted family man.  I will miss him very much.

Sevgi Rodan

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I first met Uri when he was key investigator in the Fosamax (alendronate sodium) Phase 3 program in 1991.  He was a true mensch, a real gentleman, and a caring physician.  My condolences to his family - the Bone World has lost yet another giant.

May his memory be a blessing!

David B. Karpf, MD

Adj. Clinical Professor of Endocrinology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Attending, Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic
Stanford University Hospital & Clinics

Chair, MSAB
American Bone Health

Fellow, ASBMR

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I met Uri when I was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tulane back in 1982. He was invited to speak on Vitamin D by my colleague Marian Walters. I had a growing interest in vitamin D and we hit it off immediately and kept in touch over the years at both ASBMR meetings and the Molecular Pharmacology workshops at Oxford. I always admired his sound judgement and his breadth of knowledge and I will miss our discussions of bone science and life. Rest In Peace, Uri.

Gordon Klein 





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