BMD in the News
Dr. James Avery is awarded the US Air Force Achievement Medal
Consistent with its mission, the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases continues to offer in-depth training for both physicians and basic scientists interested in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of skeletal disorders. Since 1975, an NIH sponsored Training Grant (T32) has constituted the foundation of our training program. Since its inception in 1975, this program has supported the training of 232 individuals by our faculty. Of the 37 trainees that entered our training program in the last 10 years, 80% are pursuing academic careers, or are full time employees of industrial and biotechnical companies. Many of the current leaders in the field of metabolic bone disease can claim to have been trained at Washington University.
In 2011, a new Metabolic Skeletal Disorders Training Program has been re-established around a large pool of experienced and successful investigators drawn from 5 different Departments at Washington University, who will mentor PhD, MD/PhD student or post-doctoral fellows in 5 thematic areas covering the biology of the osteoblast lineage, osteoclast biology and inflammatory skeletal disorders, metastatic bone disease, skeletal development and repair, and genetics of skeletal disorders.
Training for Medical Students
Conferences and Seminars
The Division organizes lecture series and discussion forums in collaboration with other Divisions and Departments. For details, please visit our Conferences and Seminars page.