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What is the: Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology?
A memorial fund has been established by the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Suzanne M. Bernier through Foundation Western. This fund supports a graduate student award, named “The Dr. Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology”. It is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student at The University of Western Ontario who is carrying out a Masters or PhD thesis research project in the field of Skeletal Biology. Selection is based on academic achievement (minimum 78% average) and research accomplishments. Should multiple candidates demonstrate equivalent merit, preference will be given to female candidates. The Bernier Award Committee, composed of members of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies working in the field of the Skeletal Biology, will select the recipient. A student can only receive this award once.

What is the Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology 'Suzanne Bernier Publication Award'?
This award is given to a graduate student within the Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, judged by the Graduate Affairs Committee to have published the 'best' paper in the previous year.

Latest News:



8th Annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology.

Congratulations to both Michael Pest and Nikolas Knowles
It was a difficult decision this year so two
'Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology' were awarded this year.

And congratulations to Scott Caterine who won the Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
'Suzanne Bernier Publication Award'
















Cheryle Seguin, Scott Caterine, Shirley Bernier, Jeff Regan, Nancy Lane, Nikolas Knowles and Michael Pest.

For other 2015 pictures click the title above.



2015 Speaker:

Nancy E. Lane, MD

University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
Endowed Professor, Medicine, Rheumatology
and Aging Research
Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Director, Building Interdisciplinary Research
Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
Principal Investigator, Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal
Diseases Across the Lifespan Program


Treatment for bone diseases and inflammatory arthritis
with a little help from your own stem cells”

Dr. Lane is an Endowed Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology and Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Health, Academic Geriatric Resource Program and the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) at UC Davis. Dr. Lane is an internationally recognized scientist in the fields of both osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Her translational research team has been instrumental in defining the role of glucocorticoids in bone fragility including their effects on cell stress and vulnerable cell populations including osteocytes. Dr. Lane developed a novel compound to direct stem cells to the bone to grow new bone and treat osteoporosis. In addition she has uncovered novel genetic variations that predispose individuals to osteoarthritis and has studied novel treatments for osteoarthritis.


Her research accomplishments have been recognized by the American College of Rheumatology for the Oscar Gluck Memorial Lecture for outstanding work in Osteoporosis (2011), the Remodeling in Bone “RIB Award” by the International Society of Bone and Mineral Research (2012), her election as a Master of the American College of Physicians (2012) and David Trentham Lectureship and Women in Medicine Lectureship at Harvard Medical School (2013). She was elected to the Association of American Physicians (2006), has been named Best Doctors in America annually since 2004, and continues to have an active rheumatology practice.



May 5, 2015 – 2:00 pm

McKeller Room, UCC 290, University Community Centre, Western University.

Reception to follow at The Wave.



7th Annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology.

Congratulations to Jake Bedore – he is the 2014 Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology Winner.














Jake Bedore, Shirley Bernier, Jeff Regan and Maurizio Pacifici.

2014 Speaker:

Maurizio Pacifici, PhD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Pennsylvania
Director, Orthopaedic Research,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Synovial Joint Development and Postnatal Function:

Molecular Regulators and Therapeutic Targets”


May 8, 2014 – 2:00 pm

McKeller Room, UCC 290, University Community Centre, Western University.

Reception to follow at The Wave.



6th Annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology.

Congratulations to Lauren Soloman – she is the 2013 Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology Winner!






















Jeff Regan presenting award to
Lauren Solomon



2013 Speaker:

Dr. Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, DACVS

"Lessons Learned from the Equine Model of Cartilage Injury and Repair


May 9, 2013 – 2:00 pm

London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital - Auditorium A – 3rd Floor

 

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5th Annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology.

Speaker: Dr. Lynda Bonewald

Dr. Bonewald (an internationally renowned leader in the field of osteocyte biology) is the Director of the Bone Biology Research Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry Oral Biology and Director of the Center in the Study of Mineralized Tissues.

May 10, 2012 – 2:00 pm

London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital - Auditorium A

 

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2011 Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award Winner


Ryan Gillespie is the 2011 winner of the Suzanne Bernier Memorial Award in Skeletal Biology. He is researching the effects of the glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK-3B) on skeletal development.