Lynda Bonewald appointed UMKC Interim Vice Chancellor for Research

Distinguished scholar, scientist will lead university’s office of research services.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has announced the appointment of Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D., to the position of Interim Vice Chancellor for Research. Bonewald also currently serves as the Lee M. and William Lefkowitz Professor of Oral Biology and Director of UMKC’s Bone Biology Research Program. As Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, Bonewald will oversee UMKC’s Office of Research Services and all UMKC research and economic development initiatives.

In addition to her distinguished career in teaching and research and her leadership of the Bone Biology Research Program, Bonewald is also Director of UMKC’s Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues

In 2006, Bonewald received two major awards: the Distinguished Scientist Award in Mineralized Tissue from the International Association for Dental Research & American Association for Dental Research and the W.S.S. Jee Remodeling in Bone (RIB) Award at the 36th International Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Tissue Biology Sun Valley Workshop. She was also chosen as a 2005 University of Missouri Curator’s Professor. In 1994, she was Visiting Professor at Meikei University, Sakado, Japan.

As a national leader in her field of research, osteocyte biology, Bonewald has served as Vice-Chair of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Scientific Advisory Board; Chair of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Board of Scientific Counselors; and President of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities.

About UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

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