by Sylvia Thiele, Uniklinikum Dresden
The Award is presented to an ASBMR member for outstanding achievements in preclinical and translational research and includes a plaque presented at a morning plenary session at the ASBMR Annual Meeting. The ASBMR thereby honors Lorenz’ research in various bone-related fields such as Diabetes & Bone, Bone & Cancer, Osteoimmunology and Bone Regeneration as well as his achievements as clinician and mentor.
Special Thanks go to his long-time supporters Sundeep Khosla (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota), John P. Bilezikian (Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York), Henry Kronenberg (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston), and Juliet Compston (University of Cambridge, UK), who nominated him.
Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D., was a founding member of the ASBMR and an outstanding leader, researcher, mentor, teacher, and clinician in the field of bone and mineral metabolism for 50 years. He was researcher, teacher, and clinician with an unparalleled knowledge of scientific literature in basic and clinical bone biology. His research focused on mechanisms of bone formation and resorption and the pathogenesis of osteoporosis.