Deborah Veis, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been appointed the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Plus (JBMR Plus). Her five-year term begins Sept. 1.
Launched in 2017, JBMR Plus is a monthly open-access journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. According to the society, the journal “aims to improve global musculoskeletal health by publishing innovative research covering endocrinology, geriatrics, orthopedics and rheumatology.”
Veis, also a professor of pathology & immunology, is a bone and mineral disease specialist who studies bone loss due to disease, including in cancer or infection that has spread to the bone. Her research team focuses on osteoclasts, a type of bone cell that removes bone to allow for normal, healthy turnover. When such cells become overactive, they can lead to too much loss of bone, and may also promote progression of tumors or infections. Her group is seeking therapies to prevent bone damage while effectively treating nearby tumors or infections.