National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) Announces Additions to Editorial Staff for Osteoporosis International's North American Office

Editors Join Felicia Cosman, M.D., Recently Named Co-Editor-In-Chief of Osteoporosis International

Feb 18, 2016, 15:57 ET from National Osteoporosis Foundation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) today announced new and returning editorial staff for Osteoporosis International's North American office, including Adrianne Tewksbury, Managing Editor; Jeri Nieves, Ph.D., Helen Hayes Hospital, Senior Associate Editor; Robert Adler, M.D., McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Associate Editor;  Neil Binkley, M.D., University of Wisconsin, Associate Editor; David Dempster, Ph.D., Helen Hayes Hospital, Associate Editor and Michael Lewiecki, M.D., New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center, Review Editor. The editors join Felicia Cosman, M.D., Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons, the recently announced Co-Editor-in-Chief of Osteoporosis International

Osteoporosis International (OI) is an international multi-disciplinary journal and joint initiative of NOF and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). OI provides a forum for the publication, communication and exchange of current research related to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.

"The editorial staff selected to lead the journal are all highly respected members of the bone research community," said Robert F. Gagel, M.D., president of NOF. "They share the strategic vision necessary to attract top manuscripts for publication and maintain OI's position as the most impactful clinical osteoporosis journal in the world."

Meet the Editorial Staff

Felicia Cosman, M.D., Co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Cosman joined Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw , New York in 1988 where she serves as an osteoporosis specialist, clinical scientist and Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center. She is also Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University. Her research has included studies on the causes of osteoporosis and how estrogen, SERMS, vitamin D, bisphosphonates, teriparatide and denosumab work as treatments for osteoporosis.  She has also studied the causes of stress fractures and factors influencing the acquisition of peak bone mass in young military cadets at the United States Military Academy.  Dr. Cosman has been involved in many research studies evaluating the effectiveness and safety of investigational osteoporosis medications.  Her major research focus over the last decade is the use of teriparatide, a bone building medication, in combination with antiresorptive agents, and in novel cyclic regimens, in the treatment of severe osteoporosis.

Adrianne Tewksbury, Managing Editor, North American office has been with the journal since its inception over 25 years ago.  She managed the journal through the evolution to electronic submission and publication. Ms. Tewksbury provides support to the Editors, Board and Publisher to facilitate production of the journal. She works closely with the Editor in Chief on all matters related to the journal.

Jeri Nieves, Ph.D., Senior Associate Editor, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Nutrition at Columbia University.  At Helen Hayes Hospital in New York, she is a Research Scientist directing the bone density testing center and clinical research program in osteoporosis. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program.  Dr. Nieves has co-authored over 100 journal articles, reviews, and book chapters on osteoporosis, nutrition, and epidemiology.  Dr. Nieves' research has focused on various aspects of bone health and osteoporosis including peak bone mass, stress fractures, vitamin D, anabolic and antiresorptive treatments, quality control of DXA, and fracture healing.  Dr. Nieves is a recipient of grants from the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Health.

Robert Adler, M.D., Associate Editor, is the Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and a Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Adler received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 45 years. He has dedicated more than 15 years to studying osteoporosis in men and founded a Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic at the McGuire VA Medical Center.

Neil Binkley, M.D., Associate Editor, is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Associate Director for the Institute on Aging and Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program. Dr. Binkley earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and subsequently received his training in internal medicine at the Marshfield Clinic. After several years in private practice, Dr. Binkley returned to the University of Wisconsin and completed a geriatric fellowship. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and was instrumental in establishing the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Center and the Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program, which offers treatment options unavailable in standard clinical practice.

David Dempster, Ph.D., Associate Editor, is a Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University in New York. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and completed postdoctoral studies in Switzerland and France. Dr. Dempster is a Past President of the International Society of Bone Morphometry and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. Dr. Dempster's iconic micrographs of osteoporotic bone have been widely reproduced in the scientific and popular press, including being displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Dr. Dempster also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Bone and the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. His research studies have been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past 25 years. Dr. Dempster has published more than 200 research papers on the pathophysiology and treatment of bone disease.

Michael Lewiecki, M.D., Review Editor, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Director of the New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center. He is a consultant in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, supervisor and interpreter of bone density studies at his center, and an educator with a special interest in the management of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. He is principal investigator for the center's osteoporosis clinical trials and author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications on osteoporosis and bone densitometry. Dr. Lewiecki also served as past-president of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). He is a faculty member for the ISCD educational programs in bone densitometry and vertebral fracture assessment, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. Dr. Lewiecki is president and founder of the Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico and director of its educational activities. He is past-president of the New Mexico Society of Internal Medicine and past-president of New Mexico Medical Group. He established and is program director of the annual Santa Fe Bone Symposium.  Raised in the Boston area, Dr. Lewiecki is a graduate of Amherst College and Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Lewiecki completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and is board-certified in internal medicine. He also serves as a trustee of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Osteoporosis International publishes clinically oriented original research papers, reporting investigational findings in all areas of osteoporosis and its related fields; review articles, reflecting the present state of knowledge in specific areas each month; perspectives and editorials in selected areas, and position statements from both NOF and IOF.  OI also publishes case reports, of uncommon or interesting presentations of the condition. To submit original papers, review articles, educational articles, and case reports to Dr. Cosman and the OI North American editorial staff, visit

About the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation's leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit

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