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Dr. Kumaravel Rajakumar will discuss his research on the role of vitamin D in bone development.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the photobiology, historical perspectives, and nonskeletal benefits of vitamin D
  • Discuss the controversies pertaining to the definition of vitamin D deficiency in the context of the 2011 Institute of Medicine dietary reference intake report for calcium and vitamin D
  • Summarize vitamin D research findings

Reading Resources:

  1. Holick MF. JCI 2006;116:2062-2072
  2. Rajakumar K, et al. Am J Public Health. 2007;97:1740-1748
  3. Institute of Medicine 2011 Dietary reference intake for calcium and vitamin D. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Ross AC et al. JCEM 2011;96:53-58


Dr. Rajakumar has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

Grant/Research Support: NIH Funding Support: ROIHL112985

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/3/2013 | Last Modified On: 4/25/2014 | Expires: 4/25/2015

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