- Summarizes the latest research in bone biology and translational applications in a range of new therapeutic agents, including essential updates on therapeutic uses of calcium, vitamin D, SERMS, bisphosphonates, parathyroid hormone, and new therapeutic agents
- Recognizes the critical importance of new signaling pathways for bone health, including Wnt, OPG and RANK, of interest to both researchers who study bone biology and clinicians who treat osteoporosis
- Offers new insights into osteoporosis associated with menopause, pre-menopause, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, HIV and other immune disorders
Volume I. Part I. Introduction Part II. Developmental, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Bone Part III. Skeletal Hormones and Regulatory Factors Part IV. Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Part V. Epidemiology of Osteoporosis Part VI. General Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis
Volume II. Part VII. Impact of Comorbidity and Medications on Skeletal Health Part VIII. Diagnosis and Evaluation Part IX. Patient Management Part X. Pharmacotherapeutics Part XI. New Directions
David W. Dempster, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University in New York. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and completed postdoctoral studies in Switzerland and France. Dr. Dempster is a Past President of the International Society of Bone Morphometry and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. Dr. Dempster's iconic micrographs of osteoporotic bone have been widely reproduced in the scientific and popular press, including being displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Dr. Dempster is an Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Bone and the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. His research studies have been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past 25 years. Dr. Dempster has published over 200 research papers on the pathophysiology and treatment of bone disese.
Cauley, Jane A.
Dr. Cauley is Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). Her primary research interest is the epidemiology of osteoporosis, osteoporosis treatment and the consequences of osteoporosis in both men and women. She also has a major interest in menopause and the multiple physiological, social, pathological changes that occur during this time. Her research has focused on women's health and aging, falls, the interaction between endogenous and exogenous hormones, risk factors, inflammation, and disease outcomes. Her work has focused on use of hormone therapy, osteoporosis, risk of hip fractures and bone density in midlife women to older women.
She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of several large cohort studies including the Study of Osteoporotic Fracture (SOF) and the Osteoporotic Fracture Risk in Men Study (MrOS). Results from both of these studies have made major improvements in our understanding of osteoporosis in older men and women. Dr. Cauley was Co-PI for the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) and served as study wide Chair of the Osteoporosis, Calcium and Vitamin D Committee for almost the entire duration of the trial. She is a Co-investigator for the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) with particular emphases on skeletal health and physical function and body composition changes as women transition from midlife to elder status. She is also a PI of a SWAN ancillary study examining novel measures of hip strength. She has participated as a clinical center PI for major randomized clinical trials including the Fracture Intervention Trial, the Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation, the Heart Estrogen/Progestin Study, the HORIZON Pivotal Fracture Trial and the Testosterone Trial. She has published over 570 original research articles.
Bouxsein, Mary L.
Mary L. Bouxsein works at the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies in Boston, MA, USA
Felicia Cosman works in the Regional Bone Center at Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw, NY, USA.