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In-Memoriam: Adele Boskey, Ph.D.

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#1 208635, Lauren Taggart

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:16 AM

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.

In celebration of the life of Dr. Adele Boskey, please join colleagues at Hospital for Special Surgery for a memorial service honoring her on Wednesday May 17 at 6 -8 PM. The celebration will be held in the Richard L. Menschel Education Center located at Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, 2nd Floor.

You can also join us in recognizing Dr. Boskey’s contribution to our field by leaving a note below, sharing a memory, or contributing a donation in her honor.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 02:39 AM

Adele Boskey was a thoughtful scientist who meticulously carried out his research and mentored many colleagues. She leaves a legacy of seminal scientific contributions that will always be acknowledged as the field moves forward. I thank you Adele for our numerous discussions about bone quality. I am thinking of her family and I send them my deepest sympathy. Thank you for all Adele
Georges BOIVIN (Lyon, France)

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:45 PM

I think everyone will comment on Adele's mentoring and I must add that your NIH scientists are among those she generously educated - not just by serving on review groups and panels but personally helping us help you. I met Adele and Barbara Boyan at my first Gordon Conference and they took me under their wings and introduced me to both the leading and emerging scientists and especially, showed me the fun they had being scientists. Adele started the Orthopaedic Research Society's Women's Leadership Forum and in that arena there was an amazing growth in the participation of women in all levels of leadership over the last decade - all to the good of the society!

Condolences to Jay and Beth and all of us. We will miss her gentle wisdom.
Joan McGowan

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:31 PM

Requiscat in pacem.

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