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Dr. Eason Hildreth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, has been nominated to serve on the Advocacy and Science Policy Committee of The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) by two colleagues within the ASBMR and was recommended and appointed by the Nominations Committee and Council. His appointment will take place September 2020, and his term runs through September 2023.

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The Advocacy and Science Policy Committee is charged with generating recommendations in response to proposed government research initiatives, regulatory requirements, NIH research grant submission policies, and reviewing issues that affect basic and clinical researchers who are members of ASBMR. The committee is also charged to work in close collaboration with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and other coalitions to track the effect of science policies that most impact members. In addition, the Advocacy and Science Policy Committee collaborates with the National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) and FASEB to provide expert testimony and educational material to aid efforts on Capitol Hill and suggest scientific directions for new grants and funding mechanisms to federal research funding institutions. 

Hildreth says he wishes to advocate for new and multidisciplinary/multi-thematic research areas attempting to stay "ahead of the curve" in emerging fields of bone and musculoskeletal research. This would mainly focus on the growing evidence of bone's importance in global physiology in the body and in many disease processes. He also aims to serve as a voice for health disparities for many musculoskeletal diseases in the Southeast and increase awareness and emphasis on the impact of cancer and cancer therapies on musculoskeletal health.