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In Memoriam: Solomon Posent, M.D., FRACP

Lauren  Taggart's Photo Lauren Taggart 25 May 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of ASBMR member Solomon Posen, M.D., FRACP.

A longtime friend and colleague of many, Sol was a pioneer in bone and mineral endocrinology in Australia. His contributions in bone research ranged from basic biochemistry – he described the first means of distinguishing alkaline phosphatase of bone origin – to clinical studies in metabolic bone disease including work in Paget’s disease, osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism and tumour-induced osteomalacia. Many will remember him for his many questions and observations at various scientific meetings and the ANZBMS Sol Posen Research Award honours his commitment not only to bone and mineral research, but also to the education and mentoring of younger clinicians and scientists.

Even after his retirement from the Department of Medicine at Sydney University (Australia) in 1990 and from clinical practice and teaching in 2000, he continued to engage in clinical and academic life from attendance at large international meetings to weekly attendance at North Shore Hospital grand rounds and journal clubs. A memorial service is planned at the Northern Sydney Medical School.

Please join us in recognizing Dr. Posen’s contribution to our field by leaving a note, sharing a memory, or contributing a donation in his honor.

Guest_Daniel bikle_* 26 May 2016

I have known Sol for a long time. I visited his lab when Rebecca Mason was working there in the North Shore Hospital in 1989 during a sabbatical in Sydney, and we have been exchanging Christmas greetings ever since. In my most recent visit to Sydney a few weeks ago, Sol and Jean attended my talk at the University of Sydney, set up by Rebecca. It was great to see him again, and that is especially true since the yearly updates are now over but wonderful memories of a wonderful person remain.

Guest_Guest_* 03 Jun 2016

I will miss my frequent conversations with Sol at every meeting we both attended. He was always very interested in having updates on my work and keen on offering constructive suggestions. I feel as if I have lost a mentor.

Guest_RafaelCax_* 26 Mar 2017

Does anyone have any information about dive organisations in Honiara?

I am heading over to the Solomon Islands and was hoping to get in a dive or two while there. It will be a quick visit so could only be around Honiara.