David Bentley Burr, Ph.D.

David Burr

Title: 1) Distinguished Professor, 2) Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Company: 1) Indiana University School of Medicine, 2) Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Location: Zionsville, Indiana, United States

David Bentley Burr, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Burr is an acclaimed and respected figure in the field of higher education. Serving as a distinguished professor at Indiana University School of Medicine since 2013 and associate vice chancellor for research at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, since 2012, he also serves IUPUI as a professor of anatomy, a position he has held since 1990. Prior to these prominent roles, he served IUPUI as a professor of bioengineering and chairman of the department of anatomy and cell biology. Previously, he also acted as an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor of anatomy and orthopedic surgery at West Virginia University, as well as an instructor and assistant professor of anatomy at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Burr has been serving the National Institutes of Health on the special grants review committee since 2016 and the National Academy of Sciences since 1990. A prolific author and editorial board member, he has also been serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research Plus since 2017, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research since 2014, Actualizaciones en Osteologia since 2014, Osteoporosis International since 2009, Calcified Tissue International since 2000, the Journal of Biomechanics since 1999, and the Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism since 1994. Notably, he is the author of “Skeletal Tissue Mechanics” in its first and second edition, as well as “Musculoskeletal Fatigue and Stress Fracture” and “Structure, Function & Adaptation of Compact Bone.”

Dr. Burr holds a Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder. As a testament to his professional success, he has been a research grantee of the National Institutes of Health since 1988 and was recently the recipient of a fellowship from the Orthopaedic Research Society in 2018. In 2017, he won the Glenn W. Irwin Jr. MD Experience Excellence Award from IUPUI, and the American Association of Anatomists gave him the Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award in 2015. Likewise, the Indiana University School of Medicine presented him with the Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award for Basic Science in 2014, which was preceded by the Borelli Award, which was bestowed upon him by the American Society of Biomechanics in 2008. In addition, he was a fellow of the American Association of Anatomists in 2009.

Married to Lisa Marie Pedigo, Dr. Burr is the proud father of three children and three grandchildren. He enjoys playing piano, playing racquetball, and reading in his spare time. He has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the Midwest. Looking toward the future, he intends to retire in 2019 and continue to do consulting and editorial work.

For more:

Press Release

Lifetime Achievement

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