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 mechanistic research to assess the response to OMT technique 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.
- Would you like to learn more about conducting practice-based research? The ORC plans to deliver a web-based training series starting in January 2015. To take a short survey about the program, visit http://bit.ly/1qXRbqZ. To learn more, visit http://www.hsc.unt.edu/ORC
- The ORC is recruiting physicians for membership in its practice-based research network. If you or a colleague are interested in working with us to advance the research agenda of the profession, please contact Dr. John C. Licciardone, executive director.
- Do you have Type 2 diabetes and chronic low back pain? You may be eligible to participate in a study being conducted by the ORC. To learn more, call 817-735-2114.