August 1997 AAOS Report

NIAMS offers osteoporosis research grants

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) are offering grants for studies that develop methods to prevent osteoporosis by physical activity and dietary means in childhood. It is anticipated that four to six new grants will be awarded under the program (HD97-006). Grant applications must be submitted by Sept. 5. The earliest anticipated award date is April 1, 1998. Applications can be obtained by accessing the NIAMS home page at in the "Grants and Contracts" section. Contact: Joan A. McGowan, PhD, NIAMS, (301) 594-5055 or e-mail,

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