Xu awarded ELI Undergraduate Research Award

Xiangyun (Joyce) Xu was awarded an Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Award for her proposal entitled, “Characterization of tissue composition in Type II diabetic human bone.” The ELI grant provides support for living and research expenses for her research in the lab this summer. Congratulations Joyce!

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.

Donnelly awarded NIH career development grant

Despite having higher than average bone density, patients with type 2 diabetes paradoxically have increased risk of fracture relative to individuals without diabetes. NIH/NIAMS has awarded Prof. Donnelly a career development grant to investigate the changes in collagen properties that occur in bone tissue with type 2 diabetes and their relationship to fracture risk. Key collaborators include Prof. Deepak Vashishth at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dr. Joseph Lane at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Donnelly awarded ASBMR Junior Faculty Osteoporosis Research Award

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has awarded Prof. Donnelly the 2012 Junior Faculty Osteoporosis Research (JFOR) Award to support her proposal, “Spectroscopic and Biochemical Markers of Bone Quality in Patients with Atypical Femoral Fractures.” She will accept the award at the ASBMR annual meeting on 14 October 2012.