News Release

January 13, 2011

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914
e-mail: cdefrancesco@uchc.edu

Prestigious Urist Research Award for UConnís Dr. Jay Lieberman

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė The Orthopaedic Research Society has named Dr. Jay Lieberman of the University of Connecticut Health Center winner of the Marshall R. Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research.

Lieberman, of Avon, is the director of the UConn Health Centerís New England Musculoskeletal Institute, professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a nationally renowned total joint replacement surgeon. He will accept the award Saturday, January 15, at the ORS annual meeting in Long Beach, California.

The Urist Award recognizes researchers who have demonstrated major achievements in the area of tissue regeneration.

ďThe award is being given to Dr. Lieberman in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of BMPs and cell-mediated therapies in bone repair, and the impact of his research on tissue regeneration and bone metabolism,Ē says J. Mark Wilkinson, chair of the ORS Special Projects Committee. BMPs are bone morphogenetic proteins, which promote the formation of bone and the skeleton. Urist is the scientist credited with their discovery in 1965.

More information about the New England Musculoskeletal Institute is available at http://nemsi.uchc.edu.

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Caption: Dr. Jay Lieberman, director of the UConn Health Centerís New England Musculoskeletal Institute and professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is the 2011 winner of the Marshall R. Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research from the Orthopaedic Research Society.

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