Joe Kindler, a graduate assistant and Ph.D. Candidate in the FACS Department of Foods and Nutrition, received the President’s Award at the 2016 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting this fall in Atlanta.
This award is given to the highest ranking abstract submitted by a student, based solely on scientific merit. Kindler’s abstract was titled, “IGF-I-Dependent Musculoskeletal Development is Blunted in Adolescents with Insulin Resistance: A 5-Year Prospective Study.”
As part of the award, Kindler received a plaque and monetary stipend at the President’s Reception on Sept. 18 in Atlanta. Kindler was presented the award by ASBMR President Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H.
“The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research is the premier professional society for bone researchers worldwide. Therefore, this award is an honor that I won’t soon forget as it carries much meaning,” Kindler said. “Over the past five years, I’ve been extremely privileged to work alongside the hard-working staff and students of the UGA Bone and Body Composition Laboratory. Without their diligent work ethic and sacrifice, and of course the mentorship of Dr. Richard D. Lewis, receiving this award would not have been possible.”
Kindler has recently been named a recipient of a 2016-2017 Dissertation Completion Award from The University of Georgia Graduate School, among many other honors.
About the ASBMR:
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists who are involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism.
The ASBMR membership comprises basic research scientists, and clinical investigators in bone and mineral metabolism and related fields along with physicians and other healthcare practitioners. Current worldwide membership numbers approximately 4,000 with interests in biomechanics, cell biology, molecular biology, dentistry, developmental biology, endocrinology, epidemiology, internal medicine, metabolism, molecular genetics, nephrology, obstetrics-gynecology, orthopaedics, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, rheumatology and other research/clinical areas.
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