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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 that in the advancement of your career? Read the full article online and share your thoughts below.

  2. ASBMR mourns the passing of longtime ASBMR member Paolo Bianco, M.D., at the age of 60. Dr. Bianco was Director of the Stem Cells Laboratory at Universita La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. Dr. Bianco was known worldwide for his work in stem cells, skeletal physiology and bone diseases. With over 160 peer-reviewed articles published and 38 chapters receiving over 15,000 citations, Dr. Bianco was the most highly cited scholar in the three Medical Schools at Sapienza. Dr. Bianco was a regular ASBMR contributor, and was a member of the ASBMR-ORS Task Force on Cell-Based Therapies.


    We extend our condolences to Dr. Bianco’s family. We invite you to leave a note or share a memory by replying to this post.

  3. We are sad to announce the passing of long-time ASBMR member H. Clarke Anderson. Dr. Anderson was Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Harrington Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His research appointments included postdoctoral research at Sloan Kettering Institute and two fellowships with the NIH, one at Cambridge University in England, the other at Yale University School of Medicine. He is credited with the discovery of matrix vesicles.


    We extend our condolences to Dr. Anderson’s family at this time of loss. We invite you to leave a note or share a memory below.

  4. ASBMR is saddened to announce the passing of long-time member Betsy McClung, MN, RN. Ms. McClung was an active participant in the ASBMR Annual Meeting. She created what is now one of the most popular sessions among attendees, the ASBMR Annual Meeting Highlights and chaired the session for 20 years.


    Ms. McClung was the Associate Director for the Oregon Osteoporosis Center in Portland, Oregon. She was involved in the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients at risk or diagnosed with osteoporosis for more than 20 years in collaboration with Michael McClung, MD, the Center's Director. Ms. McClung was also active in professional educational activities at the local, national and international level. She served as a past president of the Endocrine Nurses Society, on the Executive Board of Trustees of The North American Menopause Society, and on the Board of Directors for The Paget Foundation. She was the author of numerous papers and book chapters on postmenopausal women's health with a specific focus on osteoporosis evaluation and management.


    Please share a kind thought or memory of Betsy McClung below.

  5. ASBMR is sad to announce the passing of member Moïse Azria, Ph.D., an innovative scientific researcher who made several major advances in the fields of bone and mineral cartilage and endocrinology. For his work, Dr. Azria was recognized with the Golden Triangle Sandoz Price, Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Oradea, and in 2001, he was awarded the ASBMR Pioneer Award, supported by NOVARTIS US. He delivered more than 500 lectures worldwide on osteoporosis and calcitonin and will be remembered for his important work in these fields.


    Please share a kind note or fond memory of Dr. Azria below.

  6. 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 action of N-BPs.


    Dr. Bijvoet actively promoted a multidisciplinary approach to research with specialists in the fields of endocrinology, nuclear medicine, oncology, radiology, pathology, rheumatology and urology.

    For his contribution to the care of patients with Paget’s disease, he received the first JB Johnson Award of the American Paget Foundation. He was also a co-founder of the Dutch Society for Calcium and Bone Metabolism and the first Editor of Clinical Research of Bone and Mineral, which later merged with Bone.


    Please feel free to share a kind note.

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