Sundeep Khosla, M.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) advisory council. The NIAMS advisory council is responsible for giving advice to the institute on policy issues as well as making recommendations for research proposals.
Dr. Khosla, director and principal investigator in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) since 2013, is a former president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He also serves as the chair of the Governance Committee of the National Bone Health Alliance and is currently the dean for clinical and translational science at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Khosla is the principal investigator on a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and his primary research has focused on how decreases of sex hormone levels are linked to bone loss in aging men and women. His research has the potential to influence the way that patients with osteoporosis are treated. His team also works to find ways of identifying patients who are at risk of fracture sooner than currently available tools.
In 2006, Dr. Khosla was presented with the Frederic C. Bartter Award (for clinical investigation in bone diseases) from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. From 2007-2010, he was a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging at the National Institute on Aging. Also in 2007, Dr. Khosla was elected to the Association of American Physicians. He was awarded Clinical Investigator Award and Lecture from the Endocrine Society in 2010.
- Rachel Lake