The Osteopathic Research Center focuses on the clinical efficacy and mechanisms of action of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). In 2011, the ORC completed the 455-person, NIH-funded study, the OSTEOPAThic Health outcomes In Chronic low back pain Trial (OSTEOPATHIC Trial).The ORC is currently enrolling subjects for a study on chronic low back pain in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
In addition to its clinical studies, ORC faculty are conducting cutting-edge basic
science research to assess the response to OMT techniques, such as lymphatic pump, at the molecular and cellular level.
Faculty at the ORC have been recognized for their research accomplishments through national awards, invitations to present at national and international conferences, and by serving in consultative roles with such organizations as the World Health Organization.
- The ORC is recruiting osteopathic physicians to conduct clinical research as members of the CONCORD-PBRN. If you or a colleague are interested in working with us to advance the research agenda of the profession, please contact John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, executive director.
- Do you have Type 2 diabetes and chronic low back pain? You may be eligible to participate in a study being conducted at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. To learn more, call 817-735-2114.
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