IOF-SERVIER Research Grant: the 2014 winners are Charlotte Beaudart and Emmanuel Biver.

02/04/2014

The IOF-SERVIER Young Investigator Research Grant is specifically designed to encourage young scientists to carry out high-quality research in the field of osteoporosis. The grant is generously supported by SERVIER in partnership with the IOF and rewards and supports original research of significant value and international relevance in osteoporosis and related diseases.

For the eighth time, the IOF-SERVIER Young Investigator Research Grant was a great success, as reflected by the high scientific level of the 53 applicants. The jury designated as the 2014 winners Charlotte Beaudart (Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liège, Belgium) and Emmanuel Biver (Division of Bone Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine Specialties, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland) for their project entitled “Sarcopenia: a major threat to quality of life in the elderly”.

Sarcopenia can be defined as a loss of muscle mass which has a negative impact on strength, balance, gait, and the ability to perform tasks of daily living. Sarcopenia is also an important risk factor for falls, especially in elderly people suffering from osteoporosis.

This award, which consists of a diploma, a medal, and a grant of 40 000 euros, was presented to the two winners at the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Seville 2014 in April.

From left to right: John Kanis (IOF), Emmanuel Biver (winner), Charlotte Beaudart (winner) and Laurence Alliot (Servier)