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Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery's Boskey named AAAS fellow

Dr. Adele Boskey was recognized for her efforts to advance science, or applications of science that are deemed scientifically or socially extraordinary

New York, NY, October 28, 2004 Dr. Adele Boskey, Starr Chair in Mineralized Tissue Research and Director of the Musculoskeletal Integrity Program and the Mineralized Tissue Laboratory at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS.) One of 308 members to receive this honor, Dr. Boskey was recognized by her peers for her efforts to advance science, or applications of science that are deemed scientifically or socially extraordinary.

As part of the section on Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences, Dr. Boskey was elected for her "distinguished contributions to the field of biological calcification and to understanding the roles of extracellular matrix proteins and phospholipids in mineralized tissues."

New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin which represents science and engineering, respectively at the Fellows Forum of the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 19. The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science (www.sciencemag.org). AAAS was founded in 1848, and serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.

Founded in 1863, the Hospital for Special Surgery is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. Ranked No. 1 in the Northeast in its specialties by U.S. News and World Report's, HSS was awarded Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center. All HSS medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Its Research Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. The hospital is located in New York City, www.hss.edu.


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