Hospital for Special Surgery has honored Dr. Adele Boskey of West Caldwell, for her research in osteoporosis and her role as a mentor to young scientists.
Boskey was recognized at a symposium on the latest research in bone mineralization and its role in bone disease at the hospital in New York City on May 2. Boskey, the Starr chairwoman in Mineralized Tissue Research, has investigated bone chemistry at Hospital for Special Surgery since 1970.
“Biology will become more important in the study and treatment of orthopedic diseases in the future,” said Boskey. “In the area of osteoarthritis, for example, I foresee less of an emphasis on metal and implant devices and more on understanding the biology that leads to the need for a total joint replacement in the first place.”
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will honor biomineralization and osteoporosis investigator Adele Boskey, Ph.D., at a symposium on the latest research in bone mineralization and its role in bone disease on Thursday, May 2. Dr. Boskey, Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research, has investigated bone chemistry at HSS since 1970.
Osteoporosis and other bone diseases affect millions of Americans and the consequences can be devastating. An understanding of the underlying mechanism of these conditions is critical to developing new and better diagnostic tools and treatments. Bone mineralization is one of the most important areas in bone disease research today, and Dr. Boskey is a pioneer in the field.
The event, titled “The Adele Boskey, Ph.D., Symposium on Mineralized Tissues,” will take place at the Richard Menschel Conference Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, starting at 2 p.m. A number of distinguished scientists will discuss their work, and a reception to honor Dr. Boskey will follow the presentations. The event is part of the hospital’s 150th Anniversary celebration programming.
“This is an opportune time to pay tribute to Dr. Boskey for her 40-year career, for her original thinking and seminal research, and for her influence as a mentor to young investigators,” said Steven R. Goldring, M.D., chief scientific officer at HSS.
Biomineralization and osteoporosis investigator Adele L. Boskey, Ph.D., the Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, has been selected the 2010 recipient of the Orthopaedic Research Society/American Orthopaedic Association Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Award. The award will be presented to Dr. Boskey on Monday, March 8, at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in New Orleans.
The award is given annually by the Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Award Committee in recognition of contributions to orthopaedics and the devotion of a significant portion of a professional lifetime to furthering knowledge in the field of musculoskeletal disease.
“I can’t think of a more deserving recipient,” said Regis J. O’Keefe, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Orthopaedic Research Society. “I am pleased and honored to have a part in this recognition of Dr. Boskey’s distinguished work,” Dr. O’Keefe continued.