Dr. Kaplan Elected to National Academy of Science

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kaplanThe IFOPA would like to congratulate Dr. Frederick Kaplan, Isaac & Rose Nassau Professor of Orthopaedic Molecular Medicine and Chief, Division of Metabolic Bone Diseases and Molecular Orthopaedics, for being elected a new member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kaplan is one of 65 new members and five foreign associates elected, as announced on Monday, October 12.

As stated in the National Academy of Sciences news release, “Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service… New members are elected by current active members through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”

Please join us in applauding Dr. Kaplan on this esteemed accomplishment.

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What is FOP?

FOP in an abbreviation for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva ( fī'brō-dĭs-plā'zhə ŏ-sĭf'ĭ-kānz'  prō'grĭ-sī'və) previously known as Myosis Ossificans Progressiva. 

FOP is a rare and distressing medical condition where bone forms in muscles and other soft tissues of the body.

Whenever extra bone is formed across the joints it restricts movement. It is a progressive disease and there is no cure. It does not effect a persons intelligence. 

FOP affects 1 in 2 million people worldwide. It has no ethnic or religious pattern. 

There has been 700 confirmed cases across the globe from an estimated 2500. 

There are 285 known cases in the United States.

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