Leading Sponsors

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation  (OHF) is the leading osteopathic sponsor of The Osteopathic Research Center (ORC).  Since 2001, OHF has contributed $7.1 million to the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) , the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) and The Osteopathic Research Center.

University of North Texas Health Science Center
The University of North Texas Health Science Center provides financial support to the ORC through the Health Institutes of Texas and through the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. UNTHSC also provides other support for research projects through its competitive seed grant and intramural programs.

National Institutes of Health-National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH-NCCAM)
The National Institutes of Health-National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides research support to the ORC through competitive grant awards. All clinical trials currently under way at the ORC are funded by NIH-NCCAM. Mechanism of action research conducted under the auspices of the ORC also receives significant funding from NIH-NCCAM. In 2009, approximately $1.7 million was received from NCCAM for ORC-related projects

Other Sponsors

American Osteopathic Association
The American Osteopathic Association provides support for specific research projects through an annual competitive grant program.

Foundation for Osteopathic Health Services
The Foundation for Osteopathic Health Services has provided funding for a multi-center clinical research study, and periodically evaluates competitive research proposals.

Houston Osteopathic Foundation
The Houston Osteopathic Foundation provides periodic non-restricted grants through a competitive proposal process.

Seed Funding

The ORC was founded in 2002 with seed money from the American Osteopathic Foundation, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Osteopathic Foundation. From 2002 to 2005, these three organizations contributed $250,000 per year to the ORC to build the center’s infrastructure. From 2006 to 2008, these three organizations contributed $225,000 per year to the ORC.