Boeyer Awarded Young Investigator Travel Grant

Melanie Boeyer

University of Missouri doctoral student Melanie Boeyer received the Young Investigator Travel Grant from The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR).

The grant is awarded to the top young investigators who are selected to present at the ASBMR Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, September 20-23. Boeyer’s oral presentation will present results from Aim 1 of her dissertation research titled “Temporal Milestones During Childhood: Identification of a Maturational Spurt.” The purpose of her research is to identify predictable changes in the way a child’s skeleton develops to characterize relationships between indications of skeletal maturity leading up to childhood and adolescent growth spurts. The overall impact of this important research is in its utility for pediatric clinicians to develop informed, statistically-sound, individualized treatment plans and improve patients’ quality of life.