Dr. Paula Stern is honored with the Louis V. Avioli Founders Award

Baltimore, MD— The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has announced the 2015 Esteemed Awards Recipients. Each year, the ASBMR recognizes its members’ accomplishments with eight esteemed awards. This year’s winner of the Louis V. Avioli Founders Award is Dr. Paula Stern of Northwestern University. This award honors an ASBMR member for his or her fundamental contributions to bone and mineral basic research. 

Dr. Stern currently serves as Professor of Pharmacology at Northwestern University.  She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester in the laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Raisz. Her research encompasses effects of hormones and pharmacological agents on bone, including studies on vitamin D metabolites and analogs, thyroid and parathyroid hormones, immunosuppressive agents, and endothelins.  She has investigated hormone and cytokine mediated signal transduction in bone cells and sex differences in gene responses.  She served as the sixth President of ASBMR (1984-1985) and was also a past recipient of the Shirley Hohl Service Award.

Upon receiving notice of the award, Dr. Stern said,  “This is a tremendous honor.  I would like to express my profound appreciation to all of the researchers who have brought their skills, energy and ideas to my laboratory over the years.  I would also like to thank Professor Klaus Klaushofer for nominating me for this award. “


The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research®), the Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies. To learn more about upcoming meetings and publications, please visit www.asbmr.org.