Young Investigator Awardees
Through the gifts from our generous donors dedicated to supporting young investigators, the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education provides two awards annually to two young investigators who are awarded based on their outstanding abstracts presented at the ASBMR Annual Meeting. See below for the stories on how these awards have helped the recipients with their careers:
2017 Fund for Research and Education Young Investigator Awardees
The recipients of the two awards were Jasna Aleksova, Ph.D., Endocrinology Fellow, Monash Health, Australia and Thomas Funck-Brentano, M.D., Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Bone and Arthritis Research, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenberg, Sweden.
"It was a great privilege and honor to receive the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Young Investigators Award. As an emerging researcher it was incredibly encouraging and motivating to receive such a prestigious award recognizing the hard work behind the scenes. The awards ceremony was also a great opportunity to meet with other young researchers and engage with more senior members of the ASBMR. These awards established by the ASBMR are a generous contribution to promising young investigators providing them encouragement to pursue their research in the bone field." - Jasna Aleksova, Ph.D.
Pictured L to R: Jane Cauley, Ph.D., ASBMR 2017 President, and Jasna Aleksova, Ph.D.
"It is a real honor to receive this “ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Young Investigator Award”. This recognition is a wonderful booster to keep going further in improving the prevention and treatment of bone diseases. The ASBMR annual meeting is a great opportunity to gather researchers from all around the world and with diverse and complementary backgrounds. I’m so glad that this Award enabled me to be one of them!" - Thomas Funck-Brentano, M.D., Ph.D.
Pictured L to R: Jane Cauley, Ph.D., ASBMR 2017 President, and Thomas Funck-Brentano, M.D., Ph.D.
2016 Fund for Research and Education Young Investigator Awardees
The recipients of the two awards were Yuvaraj Sambandam, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina for the abstract, "MVNP Modulation of NFAM1 Signaling Enhances Osteoclast Formation and Bone Resorption Activity in Paget's Diseas of Bone" and Chantal Wiepjes, VU Medisch Centrum for the abstract, "The Effects of Cross-sex Hormonal Treatments in Transgender Persons on their Bone Mineral Density: a 1 year Prospective Observational Study."
"I feel extremely pleased and grateful for receiving this important “ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Young Investigator Award” which boosts my confidence to next level. Also, I am very appreciative of the award which definitely encouraged and helped me to keep moving forward with my future research endeavors in the field of bone biology. As always I am enthusiastic about an association with ASBMR which brings top scientists together and provide a platform to interact and discuss with them which motivates young scientist like me.” - Yuvaraj Sambandam, Ph.D.
|Pictured L to R: Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., ASBMR 2016 President, and Yuvaraj Sambandam, Ph.D.
“I felt deeply honored to receive the new ASBMR Fund for Research and Education Young Investigators Award. As I was still in the first year of my PhD trajectory, receiving this award was a great incentive to go ahead in the field. In addition, attending the Award Ceremony was a wonderful opportunity to meet other young investigators in the bone field.” - Chantal Wiepjes
|Pictured L to R: Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H., ASBMR 2016 President, and Chantal Wiepjes