Navigation Links
Boston University Medical Center researcher honored
Date:12/13/2007

Boston, MAMichael F. Holick, PhD, MD, was recently awarded the 2007 Eli Lilly Lecturer Award from the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM). Holick, an internationally recognized expert in vitamin D and skin research, received the award for decades of pioneering work that elucidated the important role vitamin D plays in a wide variety of chronic health conditions.

Holick is a professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics, and director of the General Clinical Research Center at Boston University School of Medicine and Director of the Bone Healthcare Clinic at Boston Medical Center.

The Eli Lilly Lecturer Award has been awarded to some of the most prominent endocrinologists in the world. CSEM represents over three hundred endocrinologists engaged in basic research or clinical practice in communities, universities and industries across Canada. They also represent the interests of their members with respect to clinical practice, academic training, research funding and medical politics.

After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin in 1976, Holick joined the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he did an internship in medicine while simultaneously initiating a basic and clinical research program on the photobiology of vitamin D. Over the next several years he made major contributions in the areas of skin disease, metabolic bone disease, and calcium metabolism.

In 1987, Holick was recruited by Boston University School of Medicine for the position of chief of endocrinology at Boston City Hospital and director of the Clinical Research Center. Since assuming this position, he has initiated numerous clinical research programs. His psoriasis work with active vitamin D is considered to be on the forefront of research into this complex disease. The results of these programs have led to significant contributions in the basic science of vitamin D and more recently into a clearer understanding of the calciotropic hormone, PTHrP and its uses. This translates into remarkable new therapies for a wide diversity of diseases from psoriasis and hair loss to osteoporosis.

Holick has received numerous honors and awards including The American Society for Clinical Nutritions McCollum Award for his innovative research in the field of photobiology in 1994, and the Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, American Skin Association in 2000, the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition, American Society for Clinical Nutrition 2002, and the General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research in 2006 and the Functional Medicine Linus Pauling Award in 2007.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michelle Roberts
michelle.roberts@bmc.org
617-638-8491
Boston University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Boston Micromachines Multi-DM Named One of the Years Most Innovative Products
2. Boston University School of Medicine researcher recipient of Memory Ride Grant
3. Success of Shape-Up Somerville Childhood Obesity Intervention to be Presented at the Friedman School Symposium at Tufts, October 29-31, 2007 - Boston
4. AAHFNs 2008 Annual Meeting in Boston Will Be Raising the Bar in Heart Failure Care
5. Families Invited to Celebrate Shire Day at Boston Childrens Museum
6. Boston Scientific Announces Amended Agreement to Settle Product Lawsuits
7. Boston Scientific Announces New Initiatives to Increase Shareholder Value
8. Boston Scientific Announces Additions to Clinical Sciences Organization
9. Boston University School of Medicine physician receives award from AATOD
10. Boston Scientific Announces Verdict in Cordis Litigation
11. Boston Scientific Announces Sale of Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery Businesses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/22/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... historic plan to cure Rett Syndrome, a devastating neurological disorder that afflicts 350,000 ... MECP2, located on the X chromosome, and almost exclusively strikes females. Following ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... University Orthopedics (UOI) today announced the ... Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at Newport Hospital. Dr. Bragdon specializes in ... and Hand Surgery. , As the leader of comprehensive orthopedic care in ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... Antonio, TX (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 ... ... certified medical imaging core lab with extensive therapeutic experience and operational excellence in ... phase II immuno-oncology clinical trial for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... The Vanderbeck Agency, a Long Island firm providing insurance, ... embarking on a combined charity effort with the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition to ... the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition has worked to support breast cancer patients in ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , ... March 22, 2017 , ... Schneider Insurance and ... and business owners throughout the Yellowstone Valley region, is launching a charity event aimed ... and botanical garden in all of Montana State, and is home to a broad ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 Under the impetus of the ... size increased year by year at the CAGR ... the market size will maintain the growth rate ... RMB140 billion in 2021, thanks to severe aging, ... biological agents and supporting policies. At present, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)...  CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMD ) announced ... will be presenting at the 16 th Annual Needham ... in New York . The formal presentation ... ET. In addition, management will be available for separate one-on-one ... webcast will be available via the investor relations page of ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 22, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global ... around 7.1% over the next decade to reach approximately $129.81 billion ... and forecasts for all the given segments on global as well ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: