Clinical Research Unit

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases supports investigators with projects requiring assessment of bone mineral density and body composition, and offers assistance with research subject recruitment and study management.

The services and resources of this fully equipped facility are available to investigators outside the Division.

Established by Dr. Louis V. Avioli and currently directed by Dr. Roberto Civitelli, the CRU participates in clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of novel osteoporosis therapies. The unit performs Phase II through Phase IV clinical trials and assists in investigator-initiated federally-sponsored patient research.

The unit has been in operation for over twenty years and runs several trials simultaneously.


Center for Advanced Medicine, 11th floor, next to the Center for Clinical Studies


For more information about current clinical studies or on how to get involved in clinical research, please contact:

Bridgett Toennies, RT
Clinical Research Coordinator