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Kirsten Mills

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  1. In an article posted by the American Society for Cell Biology, Jerri Barrett of the SENS Research Foundation discusses the “Imposter Syndrome” and how it may be halting career advancement. As stated in the article, the imposter syndrome can be defined as “a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in the face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence.” The ASBMR Women’s Committee wants to hear from you! Have you experienced imposter syndrome? If so, how have you handled
  2. ASBMR is sad to announce the passing of honorary member Olav Bijvoet, M.D., an esteemed researcher who helped to lay the foundation of modern research in bone and mineral metabolism. As the first physician to treat the then untreatable Paget’s disease of bone with calcitonin, he recognized the potential of antiresorptive agents for treating bone disorders. He also discovered pamidronate, the first nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate (N-BP) and was the first to recognize the significance of the nitrogen atom present in the molecule of pamidronate for the potency and the different mechanism of ac
  3. The inaugural call of the ASBMR Long-Term Bisphosphonate Task Force will occur on Monday, December 2. Monday, December 2 10:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern 9:00 am – 10:00 am Central 7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm London 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beirut Dial-In Numbers: US: 888-430-5975 UK: 08082348432 Lebanon: 6366926904 Conference Code (for all): 250-692-4180# Agenda 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Discussion of Task Force Charges – Attachment 1 Attachment 1 - TF Charges 11.18.13.docx 3. Task Force Members – Attachment 2 Attachment 2 - Task F
  4. It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Phoebe Leboy, who passed away at her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on June 16th. Dr. Leboy was a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania where she was an outstanding researcher, teacher and mentor. Her laboratory studied changes in gene expression associated with the formation and maintenance of skeletal tissue. Dr. Leboy served as President of American Women in Science (AWIS) and for more than 40 years she tirelessly advocated to ensure that women i
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