Gerald D. Aurbach

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Gerald D. Aurbach
Born (1927-03-24)March 24, 1927
Cleveland, Ohio
Died November 4, 1991(1991-11-04) (aged 64)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia (Bachelor Degree, 1950; MD, 1954)[1]

Gerald D. Aurbach (March 24, 1927 – November 4, 1991) was an American medical scientist noted for his studies of parathyroid diseases, bone metabolism and calcium homeostasis.[1][2] Aurbach was the first researcher to produce a hormone produced by parathyroid glands.[2] In 1973, he was named director of the metabolic diseases branch of the National Institutes of Health, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1986.[2] Aurbach was killed in an apparent homicide by a stone thrown from a car.[2]

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Both the Endocrine Society and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research have established memorial lectures in his name.[1] In the University of Virginia School of Medicine established the Gerald D. Aurbach Professorship in Endocrinology.[1] Then in 2002, they dedicated their new medical research building in his name.[1]

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