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UMKC bone scientist receives national award

Lynda Bonewald of UMKC is one of the world's top bone and mineralized tissue scientists. Photo by Janet Rogers, Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications, courtesy of UMKC Today. 

Lynda Bonewald, University of Missouri-Kansas City endowed professor of dental and mineralized tisse and one of the world’s leading bone scientists, is being recognized with a national award.

This month, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research announced it will present Bonewald with the William F. Neuman Award, its oldest and most prestigious recognition, at its annual meeting in October in Seattle. The award is for outstanding and major scientific contributions to associates and trainees in teaching, research and administration.

“I am very happy to be receiving this award, but at the same time I am humbled to be joining the leaders in our field that have received this award before me,” said Bonewald, a past president of the society.

Based in labs at the UMKC School of Dentistry, Bonewald also is Director of the UMKC Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues (CEMT). UMKC in 2012 received a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the relationship between osteoporosis (loss of bone density) and sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) as people age. The research is led by Bonewald and conducted by a multidisciplinary team of investigators from UMKC’s Bone Biology and Muscle Biology research groups, part of the CEMT.


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