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REACT Co-Director Ken Saag named president of National Osteoporosis Foundation

Kenneth G. Saag, M.D., Jane Knight Lowe Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been elected president of the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).

NOF is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life, and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.

As president of NOF, Saag will serve as the primary spokesperson for the foundation on medical and scientific matters. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Council and monitors the scientific integrity of the foundation’s statements to ensure appropriate scientific input. Saag will also serve as co-chair of the National Bone Health Alliance, a public-private partnership co-founded by NOF.

“I am deeply honored to take on this important responsibility at a critical crossroads in the field of osteoporosis care,” Saag said. “While we have made great progress in the past 25 years, there is much new work to do given many of the current challenges, particularly the recent national decline in testing and treatment.”

Read the full story in UAB News.

Posted: Aug. 3, 2016