Osteoporosis Research Center

Osteoporosis Research Center

Contact Us

Osteoporosis Research Center
601 N. 30th Street, Suite 4820
Omaha, NE 68131

402.280.4470
800.368.5097
Fax: 402.280.5173

orc@creighton.edu.

News and Events

Robert HeaneyDr. Heaney Approaches Brain Tumor with Gratitude, Sadness and Good Humor

Longtime faculty member and renowned researcher Robert Heaney, M.D., reflects on his life and life's work as he looks forward. Read full story in the Omaha World-Herald

Register for the Move it 5K fundraiser, Oct. 22, 2016

New York Times Article - Fearing Drugs' Rare Side Effects, Millions Take their Chances with Osteoporosis

Young Women's Bone Health Study
Creighton researchers studying bone loss in younger women and how it might be turned around. Read full story in the Omaha World-Herald

The National Osteoporosis Foundation's position on peak bone mass development and lifestyle factors: a systemic review and implementation recommendations.

Creighton University Magazine article on Infant Feeding Study

The Osteoporosis Research Center (ORC) at Creighton University is the result of a 40-year effort that created an international center of excellence in bone research. We serves people at risk for or suffering from osteoporosis and strives to discover and disseminate knowledge related to the prevention and cure of osteoporosis.
 
The ORC's achievements have positively impacted the lives of thousands of individuals. Some of our most notable achievements include:

  • Setting the U.S. government standard for recommended dietary calcium intake
  • Discovering a gene mutation that may lead to prevention of osteoporosis
  • Contributing to the development of five drugs for the treatment of osteoporosis
  • Discovering that vitamin D supplements may prevent 60 percent of all cancer
  • Discovering that calcium and vitamin D supplements prevent fractures in female basic trainees -- the U.S. Army now gives supplements to all male and female trainees

We continue to explore new osteoporosis initiatives, including those related to vitamin D and cancer prevention, standards for bone development in children and the role of genetics in bone development.
 
Learn more about the ORC team on our faculty page.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Osteoporosis Research Center is to contribute to the research, teaching, and service components of Creighton University's Mission:

  • By serving people at risk, or suffering from osteoporosis;
  • By discovering and disseminating knowledge pertaining to the prevention and cure of osteoporosis;
  • By investigating bone biology with specific references to mechanisms of development of skeletal fragility fractures, and at the same time by using this work as a window on broader biological questions;
  • By providing its research volunteers a safe, scientifically valid experience, by treating them with courtesy and due appreciation for their participation, and by helping them to the extent consistent with it's research mission; and,
  • By enhancing the personal and professional growth of all members of the team.