IOF Medal of Achievement
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Medal of Achievement honors individual researchers who have significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis through their original and outstanding scientific contributions.
The award underlines important aspects of IOF’s mission – to increase understanding and awareness of osteoporosis and to promote medical innovation. The IOF Medal of Achievement, which includes CHF 1500 in prize money, will be presented every year in rotation during the WCO-IOF-ESCEO congress or IOF Regionals. Candidates are nominated by members of IOF's Committee of Scientific Advisors (CSA) and the winner selected by the Chair of the CSA with the approval of the IOF Executive Committee.
Professor Harry Genant was awarded the IOF Medal of Acheivement at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2019 in Paris, France. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of California San Francisco, and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Synarc, Inc, and is a former Board member of IOF.
Nicholas Harvey, Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Southampton, UK was awarded the IOF Medal of Achievement at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2018 congress in Krakow, Poland.
Bess Dawson-Hughes, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University, Boston USA, was awarded the IOF Medal of Achievement at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2017 Congress in Florence, Italy, in April 2017.
The 2016 IOF Medal of Achievement was awarded on April 16, 2016 to Eugene McCloskey, Professor of Adult Bone Diseases at the University of Sheffield Metabolic Bone Centre in recognition of his great value to the osteoporosis community. The Medal was presented on the occasion of the World Congress on Osteoporosis in Malaga, Spain.
The 2015 Medal of Achievement was awarded to Judy Stenmark, in recognition of her outstanding work in the non-profit bone health sector, and her dedication to osteoporosis and bone health advocacy at both the national and international level.
René Rizzoli, Professor of Medicine at University Hospitals of Geneva and Head of the Service of Bone Diseases at the Deptartment of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics was presented with the IOF Medal of Achievement at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2014 Congress, in Seville, Spain.
The 2013 IOF Medal of Achievement was awarded on April 18, 2013 to Professor Adolfo Diez-Perez, MD, PhD, Head Emeritus of the Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital del Mar, Director of the Bone and Joint Research Unit at the Municipal Institute of Medical Research and Professor of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The Medal was presented on the occasion of the ESCEO13-IOF Congress in Rome, Italy.
Professor Cyrus Cooper was awarded the IOF Medal of Achievement in 2012 at the IOF-ECCEO12 Meeting of March 2012, in Bordeaux, France. Professor Cooper is Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton, and Chair of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Oxford.
Professor John A. Kanis was awarded the 2010 IOF Medal of Achievement at a ceremony held during the World Congress on Osteoporosis in Florence, Italy.
The 2008 IOF Medal of Achievement was awarded to Professor Ego Seeman, IOF Board member and leading scientist and educator in the field of osteoporosis. Due to the cancellation of the IOF World Congress in Bangkok in December 2008, the award ceremony was deferred to the Joint ISCD-IOF meeting held from March 11-14, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
Professor Pierre Delmas, from Lyon, France, received the inaugural IOF Medal of Achievent. The award was presented during the 2006 IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) in Toronto, Canada in June 2006.