News Release

October 7, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

UConn Physician-Researcher Honored

Dr. Faryal Mirza Recognized for Osteoporosis Research

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has presented the 2009 ASBMR Award for Most Outstanding Research in the Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis to Dr. Faryal Mirza, an endocrinologist who sees patients at the University of Connecticut Health Center’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

Mirza, who lives in Avon, was recognized for her abstract of her study on the role of sclerostin, a hormone believed to inhibit bone formation, in the development of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Caption: Dr. Faryal Mirza from the UConn Health Center is the 2009 winner of the ASBMR Award for Most Outstanding Research in the Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis.

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