IOF-SERVIER Research Grant: the 2012 winner is Mark EDWARDS


The IOF-SERVIER Young Investigator Research Grant aims specifically at encouraging young scientists to carry out high-quality research in the field of osteoporosis. The Grant is generously supported by SERVIER in partnership with the IOF, and awards original research of significant value and international relevance in the field of osteoporosis. This Grant should contribute to reducing the burden of osteoporosis, a major public health problem. Consistent with IOF's objectives, the project must contribute to ensuring that osteoporosis sufferers receive the best care possible.

For the seventh time, the IOF-SERVIER Young Investigator Research Grant was a great success reflected by the high scientific level of the 43 applicants. Among them, the jury designated as the 2012 winner Mark EDWARDS (MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, United Kingdom) for his project entitled “Understanding the interactions between bone, muscle and body composition in older people using participants from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study (HCS).”
The grant was awarded to the winner during the IOF-ECCEO12 Congress in Bordeaux, March 2012. The Grant consists of a diploma, a medal, and a grant of 40 000 euros. 

From left to right: Doctor Laurence Alliot, Doctor Mark Edwards, Professor Bess Dawson Hughes