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  1. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of member Arthur Broadus, M.D., Ph.D., on October 22, 2020. Dr. Broadus was the Ensign Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Yale School of Medicine. His research led to the elucidation of the pathophysiology of malignancy-associated hypercalcemia and other disorders of calcium metabolism. He was the Chief of Endocrinology for 20 years and was a driving force behind the creation of The Anlyan Center, but his true passion was mentoring the next generation of scientists. He was a recipient of The Frederic C. Bartter Award from ASBMR in recogn
  2. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of member Maria Luisa Bianchi, M.D., an esteemed clinician and researcher in the pediatric metabolic bone diseases, who made enormous contributions to the field of rare bone disease. Dr. Bianchi was a kind and passionate person, gentle and very caring about her young patients. Join us in recognizing Dr. Bianchi’s contributions to our field by leaving a note below or contributing a donation in her honor.
  3. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of member Bruce Ettinger, M.D. on June 15, 2020. Dr. Ettinger was an adjunct research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research; and an emeritus clinical professor of medicine and radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He contributed greatly to the research and study of osteoporosis throughout his career. Dr. Ettinger had a distinguished publishing career as well, authoring and co-authoring more than 137 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and has written numerous book chapters. He has
  4. It is with great sadness that the family of Solomon Epstein, M.D. informs you of his passing on February 2, 2020. Dr. Epstein was a Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his academic career, he had a distinguished career as an endocrinologist and at one time named one of Philadelphia’s top 10 endocrinologists. Dr. Epstein’s profound research included the discovery of calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressants causing profound bone loss after an organ transplantation. Dr. Epstein wa
  5. It is with great sadness that the family of Timothy Murray, M.D., FRCPC informs you of his passing on August 27, 2019. Dr. Murray was Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and had a distinguished career as an endocrinologist and medical researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital. His research on parathyroid hormone and osteoporosis was widely recognized. He was director of the Toronto Centre of the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study, an epidemiological study on bone health in Canada. Dr. Murray was a founding member of the Osteoporosis Society of Canada, as well as an active member
  6. We are saddened to announce the passing of ASBMR member John J.B. Anderson, Ph.D. John was an accomplished researcher in the field of calcium and bone metabolism who contributed greatly to our understanding of the non-pharmacologic management of osteoporosis. John is perhaps best known for his work on the effects of calcium intake and physical activity on peak bone mass in young women. John authored nearly one hundred peer reviewed manuscripts and over forty book chapters, continuing his research mentorship after formal retirement through his adjunct professorship with the Gillings School of P
  7. It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Self-described as a "pathological optimist", Dr. Barrett-Connor is internationally acclaimed with a outstanding record of research accomplishments. Her role as leader of the Lipids Research Clinics Prevalence Study enabled her to establish the Rancho Bernardo Study, groundbreaking at the time for its inclusion of men and women, with the flexibility to develop over time. The Rancho Bernardo Stud
  8. It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jay M. McDonald, M.D., Professor Emeritus at University of Alabama at Birmingham, on June 5, 2019. Dr. McDonald’s academic career spanned three decades and included Directorship of the Division of Laboratory Medicine in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for 10 years as well as Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for nearly 20 years. Dr. McDonald also directed an NIH-funded Center for Metabolic Bone Disease—one of five in t
  9. It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Anthony W. Norman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, on June 14, 2019 at the age of 81. Anthony W. Norman was a former ASBMR Councilor, recipient of the William F. Neuman Esteemed Award and a pioneer in the study of Vitamin D. Some highlights of his career include discovering that vitamin D is converted into a steroid hormone by the body and determining that vitamin D receptors (VDR) were present in the intestine. In 1972, Dr. Norman treat
  10. It is with sadness we share the news of the passing of Dr. Michael Kleerekoper after a long illness. Dr. Kleerekoper will be remembered as a prominent physician and scientist who was nationally recognized as an expert in the field of Bone and Mineral Metabolism. Dr. Kleerekoper obtained his undergraduate and medical training, as well as internship and residency, at the University of Sydney in Australia. He then came to the United States for fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Washington University School of Medicine and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (now Barnes-Jewis
  11. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Webster S.S. Jee, one of the giants in our field on April 3, 2018. Dr. Jee was born in Oakland, California, where he grew up. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and then earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Web joined the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1951, where he began his bone research career as an Anatomist/Radiobiologist, eventually receiving his Ph.D. in 1959. Web was Director of the Radiobiology Bone Group/Laboratory and Professor of Anatomy at Utah for nearly fi
  12. It is with great sadness that ASBMR announces the passing of member Dr. Mary Ruppe, M.D. an exceptional physician, researcher, scholar, athlete, and mother, on March 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ruppe became the endocrinology fellowship program director and director of the bone disease clinic at Houston Methodist Hospital in 2012 as a specialist in treating children and adults with genetic bone diseases. Dr. Ruppe was truly a special person, loved, respected and admired by family, friends, colleagues and patients whose outpouring of sympathy leave little doubt that she had a positive impact
  13. It is with great sadness that ASBMR announces the passing of Norman Howard Bell, M.D., professor emeritus at the Medical University of South Carolina and founding member of ASBMR, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the age of 86. He will be remembered for his keen intellect, traditional values, and remarkable research success. Supported through continuous grants from the NIH, he and his colleagues made great strides in the fundamental understanding of Vitamin D deficiencies and the prevention of osteoporosis. In addition to his research, Dr. Bell mentored young people who are carrying on the re
  14. Our community has lost a excellent clinician who was appreciated by her patients and was also a meticulous researcher. Dr. Monique Arlot, M.D. passed away on November 2, 2017. Dr. Arlot was among the first collaborators of Professor Pierre Meunier in Lyon, France. There she participated in research on various bone diseases, including osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of bone. She was an expert in bone histomorphometry, particularly the assessment of dynamic remodeling indices using tetracycline labeling, and performed the bone biopsies in the Department of Rheumatology of the Edouard Herrio
  15. ASBMR is saddened by the passing of a long-time member Jeffrey L. H. O’Riordan, Emeritus Professor of Metabolic Diseases at University College London. Dr. O’Riordan, a physician at the London’s Middlesex Hospital for over 30 years, established a world-class research program in PTH, vitamin D and mineral metabolism. His contributions to human disease were especially notable. He was an innovator in clinical assay development, which enabled definitive studies of the metabolic disturbances in patients with parathyroid disease and dysregulated vitamin D metabolism. His later work was instrumental i
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