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Professor Kerrie Sanders recognised with President’s Award during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Kerrie IOF award2The Institute of Health and Ageing is proud to announce that Professor Kerrie Sanders has been recognised for her excellent work in the field of musculoskeletal science by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), who, on the 24th of March, 2017 presented her with the President’s Award during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases.

Held in Florence, Italy, the World Congress was presided over by Professor John A. Kanis, IOF President, who presented Professor Sanders among seven other academics with the President’s Award which recognises the recipient’s dedication to the IOF and their contributions to the field of osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disease.

Professor Kerrie Sanders is a clinical researcher with a strong interest and track record in the areas of musculoskeletal science, health economics and nutrition.

“It’s an honour to receive the President’s Award and have the opportunity to come together with leading researchers from all across the world. I feel incredibly privileged to work on such a high calibre of research projects with the Institute for Health and Ageing at Australian Catholic University. This award is testament to years of hard work and I am very humbled to be receiving this award as part of that,” Professor Sanders said.

One of Professor Sanders’ current projects includes a Burden of Disease for Osteoporosis for each of Australia’s seven states and the Northern Territory. She has also led large NHMRC-funded (National Health and Medical Research Council) epidemiological, randomised clinical trials and burden of illness projects. Results from these projects have been incorporated into national and international position papers on osteoporosis and vitamin-D as well as Australian Government reports on musculoskeletal disease.

Professor Sanders holds an honorary position at the University of Melbourne as a Principal Fellow for the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS).

See media from the World Congress here.


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