Dr. Robert Recker Named Associate Dean in Creighton’s School of Medicine
Robert R. Recker, M.D., M.A.C.P., F. A. C. E., professor of medicine and director of Creighton University’s Osteoporosis Research Center (ORC), has been named associate dean for research in the School of Medicine. The appointment, made by Cam Enarson, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for Health Sciences, begins June 1, 2006.
Recker is an internationally recognized expert in the field of metabolic bone disease. A 1963 graduate of Creighton’s School of Medicine, he has served on the school’s faculty since 1970 and as head of the ORC since 1973. He is a Master in the American College of Physicians and Fellow in the American College of Endocrinology. He is past governor of the Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Physicians and past president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and chairs its Research Grants Subcommittee. His list of professional publications includes more than 250 original papers, chapters, and monographs that deal with calcium physiology, metabolic bone disease, bone histomorphometry, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, adaptation of bone to loading, and, more recently, the genetics of bone mass.
“Dr. Recker is a passionate advocate for research, knowing the vital role it plays in providing the best learning environment for educating future health care professionals and enhancing patient care,” Enarson said.