Marcus Institute Senior Scientist Receives Mentorship Award at #ASBMR 2021

Marian T. Hannan, D. Sc., M.P.H., received the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2021 Gideon A. Rodan Excellence in Mentorship Award.

BOSTON  – Marian T. Hannan, D. Sc., M.P.H.,  received the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2021 (ASBMR 2021) Gideon A. Rodan Excellence in Mentorship Award at the ASBMR 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego (Calif.) this past weekend. The Gideon A. Rodan Excellence in Mentorship Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding support provided by a senior scientist who has helped promote the independent careers of young investigators in bone and mineral metabolism. 

Dr. Hannan is Senior Scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, where she is co-director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center. Dr. Hannan conducts research focused upon fractures, osteoporosis, arthritis, and foot biomechanics. In addition to being widely published, Dr. Hannan is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and directs the Frailty Course at the School of Public Health. Her mentees are from all over the world and have uniformly moved on to successful careers. Her mentoring includes many scientists and medical fellows in the Boston area as well as across the U.S. through national venues, including the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative. Dr. Hannan has devoted her career to nurturing future clinicians and researchers in the bone field, and to promoting excellence in bone-related research.

“I thank the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research for this great honor and recognition ,” said Dr. Hannan. “The conveying of the seeds of knowledge and experience to mentees is a priority for all of us,” she added. “I am grateful for the mentoring that I have received and it has been my pleasure to return the favor.” 

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the leading professional, scientific, and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone, mineral, and musculoskeletal research. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research®), the Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies. To learn more about upcoming meetings and publications, please visit

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