New York, NY—November 25, 2015
Adele Boskey, PhD, a senior scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), has received the Lawrence G. Raisz Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). The award recognizes an individual for outstanding achievements in preclinical translational research in the bone and mineral field.
Dr. Boskey stated, "I am thrilled and honored to receive the Raisz award, named after the scientist who asked me (and others) probing questions at each ASBMR meeting since the organization started, thus inspiring many of my studies." She also thanked ASBMR president Roland Baron and Dr. Boskey's nominators and supporters for the award.
Dr. Boskey, Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research, and program director of the Musculoskeletal Integrity Program at HSS, has spent the last 45 years studying how bone structure, composition and mineral formation influence bone strength and fracture risk.
Having received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to support her research over more than four decades, Dr. Boskey's studies have contributed to the understanding of a number of musculoskeletal diseases, including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfect and growth plate abnormalities.
Bone mineralization is considered one of the most important areas in bone disease research today, and Dr. Boskey is a pioneer in the field. Her current work suggests that measuring bone quality, rather than bone density, promises greater accuracy and could predict what characteristics of bone put patients at risk of fracture. Her work includes more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and three patents.
Dr. Boskey's distinguished career has been marked by numerous awards and recognition from her peers. Earlier this year, she received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)/Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF).
In 2014, she received the Pioneers in Innovation Award from the ORS. In 2011, the organization honored her with the Women’s Leadership Forum Award. In 2010, she received the Orthopaedic Research Society/American Orthopaedic Association Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Award, which honors a scientist who has made significant contributions to the understanding of musculoskeletal disease.
Dr. Boskey has been as a mentor and a trailblazer throughout her career. She was the first female president of the Orthopaedic Research Society and participates in a number of committees dedicated to mentoring young women in science. She has served as a reviewer and chaired two different OREF study sections, and she has represented the OREF on the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Committee on Research.