AIMM / ASBMR John Haddad Young 
Investigator Awards

AIMM and ASBMR are proud to continue their joint sponsorship of the John Haddad, Jr., Young Investigator Awards. The awards provide financial support to attend the Advances in Mineral Metabolism (AIMM) Meeting in Snowmass, Colorado, USA, April 4-8, 2011.


It is important to acknowledge the importance and successes of the awardees named here, yet some historical perspective to explain the title of these awards is required.

Advances in Mineral Metabolism (AIMM) was conceived by Drs. Hunter Heath and Steve Hodgson in 1985 and established as a meeting to combine basic and clinical bone biology with outstanding spring skiing at Snowmass, CO in the Spring of 1986. Under their direction the meeting was embraced by a broad spectrum of bone biologists and clinicians who gathered religiously to participate in relaxed but high quality discussions of bone biology and medicine. 

Dr. John G. Haddad, a charter member of AIMM, was an internationally renowned endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine and Associate chair for Research at the University of Pennsylvania when he died in May 1997, at the age of 59. These are the formalities that identify Dr. Haddad professionally, but they do not highlight the personality and vitality of John that we at AIMM and ASBMR honor with these prestigious awards.

John was a funny man with serious gifts. He was a past-president of ASBMR, board member of the Paget's Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation, as well as a past-board member and a constant attendee of the annual Snowmass meeting. His influence on the evolution of both AIMM and ASBMR was to support and continually strive to develop the young investigators in our field.

To honor John, then-presidents of AIMM (Bob Gagel followed by Harald Juppner) and ASBMR (Michael Rosenblatt) joined in an effort to continue John's legacy. Together they chose to support AIMM's tradition of investment in the development of young investigators, by providing additional incentives for success. The awards were established and presented for the first time at the AIMM meeting in 1999. Since then they have become the major Young Investigator awards of the ASBMR. AIMM is the perfect venue for the presentation of these prestigious awards, as AIMM continues to offer the intimate, interactive venue for creative scientific exchange that was envisioned by Hunter and Steve and that John enjoyed so much.

AIMM is honored to share these awards with ASBMR and to be able to highlight the abilities and future of our brightest young investigators. We are sure John would be proud!

Congratulations to all the award winners!!


AIMM/ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigators

Alanna Green, PhD                 University of Sheffield Medical School
Blake Hildreth, DVM, PhD        Medical University of South Carolina 
Kazuki Inoue, PhD                  Hospital for Special Surgery             
Gabriel M Pagnotti, PhD           Indiana University
Sun Peck, PhD                        University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy, PhD  Maine Medical Center Research Institute
 Roman Thaler, PhD                 Mayo Clinic        
Daniel Whitney, PhD                University of Michigan
Feitong Wu, PhD                      University of Tasmania
Ren Xu, PhD                            Weill Cornell Medical Center

The Charles H. Turner Young Investigator Bone Research Award

Megan Noonan                         Indiana University


           AIMM/ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigators

Claire Acevedo, PhD            University of Utah    
Erin Bumann, DDS, PhD      University of Missouri, Kansas City
Yan Jing, DMD, PhD            Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
Tiffany Kim, MD                  UCSF 
Eva Liu, MD                        Harvard/Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Elsa Mevel, PhD                  Indiana University School of Medicine
Wanida Ono, DDS, PhD        University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Tim Rolvien, MD                  University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Lauren Surface, PhD            Harvard/MGH
Ryan Tomlinson, PhD           Thomas Jefferson University

     The Charles H. Turner Young Investigator Bone Research Award

Hannah Davis                      Indiana University School of Medicine


Amel Dudakovic, PhD              Mayo Clinic, USA
Anyonya Guntur, PhD              Maine Medical Center Research Institute, USA
Amira Hussein, PhD                Boston University, School of Medicine, USA
Zixue Jin, PhD                        Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Courtney Karner, PhD              Duke University, School of Medicine, USA
Chad Novince, DDS, PhD         Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Kelly Roszko, MD, PhD             Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
David Scott, PhD                     Monash University, Australia 
William Thompson, PhD           Indiana University, USA
Mona Wu, MD, PhD                  Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA


Alessandra Carriero, Ph.D.        Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Yi Fan, D.D.S.                          Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA
Kyu Sang Joeng, Ph.D.              Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Lamya Karim, Ph.D.                  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Allison Kuipers, Ph.D.                University of Pittsburgh, USA
Jonathan Mitchell                      Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Michaela Reagan, Ph.D.             Maine Medical Center Research Institute, USA
Katherine Staines, Ph.D.            University of Edinburgh, The United Kingdom
Joy Tsai, M.D.                           Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA
Laura Wright, Ph.D.                   Indiana University, USA


Beth Bragdon, PhD                    Boston University
Patrik Christen, PhD                   ETH Zurich
Erica Clinkenbeard, PhD             Indiana University
Jesus Delgado-Calle, PhD           Indiana University School of Medicine
Ingo Grafe, MD                          Baylor College of Medicine
Matthew Greenblatt, MD, PhD     Weill Cornell Medical College

Rachelle Johnson, PhD                Stanford University
Kyle Nishiyama, PhD                   Columbia University Medical Center
Ryan Ross, PhD                          Rush University
David Weber MD, MSCE               University of Rochester School of Medicine


Yangjin Bae, Ph.D.                         Baylor College of Medicine                                
Yohann Bala, Ph.D.                        University of Melbourne
Bjorn Busse, Ph.D.                         University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Brian Foster, Ph.D.                         National Institutes of Health
Neil Mackenzie, Ph.D.                     University of British Columbia Vancouver
Brya Matthews, Ph.D.                     University of Connecticut Health Center
Songlin Peng, M.D., Ph.D.               Shenzhen People's Hospital
Erica Scheller, Ph.D., D.D.S.            University of Michigan
Jae-Hyuck Shim, Ph.D.                   Weill Cornell Medical College
Marc Wein, M.D., Ph.D.                   Harvard Medical School / MGH



David Waning Ph.D.                   Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Jianwen Wei Ph.D.                      Columbia University, USA

Denis Evseenko M.D., Ph.D.      University of California Los Angeles, USA

Keertik Fulzele Ph.D.                  Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Martina Rauner Ph.D.                 University of Dresden, Germany

Andrei Chagin Ph.D.                   Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Gregory Chang M.D.                  NYULMC, USA

Jianning Tao Ph.D.                     Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Nicola Napoli, M.D., Ph.D.        University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Carmen Huesa Ph.D.                   University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom



Xiowei Sherry Liu Ph.D.             Columbia University, New York, NY (USA)

Russell Main Ph.D.                      Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (USA)

Krista Casazza Ph.D., R.D.          University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (USA)

Simon Tang Ph.D.                        University of California, San Francisco, CA (USA)

Yukio Nakamura M.D., Ph.D.     Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Nagano (Japan)

Amber Stern Ph.D.                      University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO (USA)

Elizabeth Bradley Ph.D.              Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (USA)

Eve Donnelly Ph.D.                     Cornell University, New York, NY (USA)

Stefano Zanotti Ph.D.                  Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT (USA)

Andrea Alford Ph.D.                   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (USA)


Patricia Juarez Camacho, PhD
Marta Christov, MD, PhD
Mathieu Ferron, PhD
Yongbo (Bob) Lu, MD, PhD
Meghan McGee-Lawrence, PhD
Anne Porzig, MD
Jean Regard, PhD
Matthew Stern, PhD
Tao Yang, PhD
Lijie Grace Zhang, PhD


Jackie Fretz, PhD
Mohammad  Hassan, PhD
Nan Hatch, PhD, DMD|
Eric Hesse, MD, PhD
Dobrawa Napierala, PhD
Matthew Steensma, MD
Baohong Zhao, PhD
Wei Zou, MD, PhD



Laura Armas, MD
James Edwards, PhD
Susan Krum, PhD
Ulrike Moedder, PhD
Pierre Moffatt, PhD
Hiroko Segawa, PhD
Yihong Wan, PhD
Vijay Yadav, PhD
Haibo Zhao, MD, PhD

Pierrick Fournier Ph.D.
Shoji Ichikawa M.D. Ph.D.
Yi-Hsiang Hsu Ph.D.
Christian Dombrowski Ph.D.
Tania Crotti Ph.D.
Leopold Frohlich Ph.D.
Joy Wu M.D., Ph.D.
Marco Eijken Ph.D.

Tamara Alliston, PhD
Eric Darling, PhD
Francesca Gori, PhD
Ed Hsiao, PhD
Yan Liu, PhD
Mattias Lorentzon, MD., PhD
Madhusmita Misra, MD
Roy Morello, PhD
Shuying Yang MD., PhD

Robert Pignolo, M.D., Ph.D.
Takuya Notomi
Jean Pierre Vilardaga, Ph.D.
Despina Sitara, Ph.D.
Jiliang Li, Ph.D.
Melita Dvorak, Ph.D.
Majd Zayzafoon, M.D., Ph.D.
Shuanhu Zhou, Ph.D.

Paul Baldock, Ph.D.
Gregory Clines, M.D.,Ph.D.
Roberta Faccio, Ph.D.
Mary Beth Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D.
Matthew Mahon, Ph.D.
Neil McGowan, Ph.D.
Shunichi Murakami, M.D., Ph.D.
Stuart Warden, Ph.D.

Florent Elefteriou, Ph.D.
Lorena Havill, Ph.D.
Sophie Jamal, M.D., Ph.D.
Yibin Kang, Ph.D.
David Karasik, Ph.D.
Ben Leder, M.D.
Alexander Robling, Ph.D.
M. Neale Weitzmann, Ph.D.

Heike Bischoff, M.D., M.PH.
Kurt Hankenson, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Amad Javed, Ph.D.
Melissa Kacena, Ph.D.
Richard Lund, M.D.
Lynn Marshall, M.D.
Takeshi Sakata, M.D., Ph.D.
Laura Zanello, Ph.D.

Laura Calvi, M.D.
Mark Cooper, M.D.
Judy Crabtree, Ph.D.
Beverley Fermor, Ph.D.
Robert Gensure, M.D., Ph.D.
Ivo Kalajzic, M.D.
Gary Leong, FRACP
Nalini Rajamannan, M.D.

Wenhan Chang, Ph.D.
Sarah Dallas, Ph.D.
John Emery, Ph.D.
Stewart Freeman, Ph.D.
Stefan Judex, Ph.D.
Fernando Lecanda, Ph.D.
Babatunde Oyajobi, M.D., Ph.D.
Henning W. Woitge, M.D.

Murat Bastepe, M.D., Ph.D.
Paola Divieti Pajevic, M.D., Ph.D.
Xu Feng, Ph.D.
Serge Ferrari, M.D.
Beatriz Kuizon, M.D.
Daniela Riccardi, Ph.D.
Fayez Safadi, Ph.D.
Sotirios Tetradis, Ph.D., DDS

Yousef Abu-Amer, Ph.D.
Sunita Agarwal, Ph.D. 
Alessandro Bisello, Ph.D.
Robert Blank, M.D., Ph.D.
Xu Cao, Ph.D.
Ung-il Chung, M.D., Ph.D.
Hong-wen Deng, Ph.D.
Lorenz Hofbauer, M.D.
Ana Hoff, M.D.
Peter Jurutka, Ph.D.
Christopher Kovacs, M.D.
Gabriel Mbalaviele, Ph.D.
Ralph Mueller, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Newberry, Ph.D.
Nagarajan Selvamurugan, Ph.D.
Kenneth White, Ph.D.

L to R top:
Bev Fermor, Gary Leong, Judy Crabtree, Mark Cooper, Julie Haddad
L to R bottom:
Nalini Rajamannan, Larry Suva, Ivo Kalajzic

L to R: Doug Fesler, Dr. Jane Aubin, Dr. Serge Ferrari