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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Geriatric Medicine

Research


Centers and Laboratories


Osteoporosis and Fractures

 

Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
Susan L. Greenspan, MD

 

Under the directorship of Susan L. Greenspan MD, the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center is a comprehensive clinical research center.  The Center maintains a large research portfolio, including ongoing studies related to management of osteoporosis in the long-term care population and a Fracture Liaison Service for adults with recent fracture. The Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center is integrated with the Claude C. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MOBILE OSTEOPOROSIS CENTER

The Mobile Laboratory Unit has increased investigators' ability to enroll in their clinical studies frail participants living in the community and in long-term care facilities. Such individuals are generally unwilling or unable to come to a clinical center outside of their home environment. The unit is a novel and valuable resource that facilitates research for vulnerable individuals related to our mission. The unit was featured in this Discovery Channel promotional piece.