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Lloyd receives 2014 ASBMR Young Investigator Award

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has awarded PhD student Ashley Lloyd a 2014 Young Investigator Award for her abstract “Cortical Tissue from Postmenopausal Women with Atypical Fractures Shows Reduced Heterogeneity in Nanomechanical Properties.” She will accept the award at the ASBMR Annual Meeting in Houston, TX September 11-15 2014.

Lloyd selected to participate in EFF/ASBMR Eighth Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases

PhD student Ashley Lloyd was selected to participate in the Endocrine Fellows Foundation/American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Eighth Fellows Forum on Metabolic Bone Diseases. She will attend the forum prior to the 2014 ASBMR annual meeting at the at the Hilton Americas Houston, Houston, TX, September 10-11, 2014.

Congratulations to MSE Class of 2014!

On Sunday, May 25 we celebrated Cornell’s 2014 Commencement. Congratulations to to the MSE Class of 2014 and especially to Donnelly Lab graduating seniors Michelle Chin and Vinny Wang!

MSE graduation 2014

Vinny Wang and MSE Department Chair Prof. Darrell Schlom

Michelle Chin and MSE Department Chair Prof. Darrell Schlom

Michelle Chin and MSE Department Chair Prof. Darrell Schlom

Diaz wins ELI Undergraduate Research Award

David Diaz was awarded an Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Award for his proposal entitled, “Assessment of bone tissue composition in a mouse model of Type II diabetes.” The ELI grant provides support for research expenses for his research in the lab this summer. Congratulations David!

Donnelly E, Lane JM, and Boskey AL. Research perspectives: The 2013 AAOS/ORS research symposium on Bone Quality and Fracture Prevention. J Orthop Res. 2014.

Abstract

Bone fracture resistance is determined by the amount of bone present (“bone quantity”) and by a number of other geometric and material factors grouped under the term “bone quality.” In May 2013, a workshop was convened among a group of clinicians and basic science investigators to review the current state of the art in Bone Quality and Fracture Prevention and to make recommendations for future directions for research. The AAOS/ORS/OREF workshop was attended by 64 participants, including two representatives of the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and 13 new investigators whose posters stimulated additional interest. A key outcome of the workshop was a set of recommendations regarding clinically relevant aspects of both bone quality and quantity that clinicians can use to inform decisions about patient care and management. The common theme of these recommendations was the need for more education of clinicians in areas of bone quality and for basic science studies to address specific topics of pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of altered bone quality. In this report, the organizers with the assistance of the speakers and other attendees highlight the major findings of the meeting that justify the recommendations and needs for this field.

PMID: 24700449

Halarnkar wins ELI Undergraduate Research Award

Natasha Halarnkar was awarded an Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Award for her proposal entitled, “Assessment of bone tissue composition in a mouse model of Type II diabetes.” The ELI grant provides support for research expenses for her research in the lab this summer. Congratulations Natasha!

Donnelly presents at Johns Hopkins University Endocrine Grand Rounds

Prof. Donnelly presented a talk entitled, “Reduced bone tissue compositional heterogeneity with bisphosphonate treatment in postmenopausal women with typical and atypical fragility fractures” at Endocrine Grand Rounds at Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore, MD.

Hunt awarded NSF fellowship; Wang receives Honorable Mention

PhD student Heather Hunt was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and undergraduate Vinny Wang received Honorable Mention. NSF received over 14,000 applications for the 2014 competition and made 2,000 award offers. Congratulations Heather and Vinny!

Lloyd presents at Fall Materials Research Society meeting

Ashley Lloyd will present her talk “Nanomechanical Properties and Composition of Bone from Post-Menopausal Women with Atypical and Typical Femoral Fractures” in Session C5: Atomic Force Microscopy and Nanomechanics of Biological Materials at the Fall Materials Research Society meeting in Boston, MA.

 

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Donnelly co-chairs 11th ICCBMT meeting

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Prof. Donnelly, with co-chairs Dr. Jeff Gorski and Dr. Charles Sfeir, invited basic and translational scientists with common interests in mineralized tissues to convene for the 11th International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues October 27-November 1 2013 in Lake Geneva, WI. Topics included structure and function of dental tissues, new methods for microstructural characterization of hard tissues, animal and disease models of altered mineralization, the role of noncollagenous proteins in mineralization, and tissue engineering. A highlight of the meeting was a lecture on Collagen Crosslinking and Mineralization by the Eve and Arthur Veis Keynote Speaker David Eyre, PhD of the University of Washington.