Sarah Goodwin

Kathi Ovnic
Holly Korschun
October 4, 1999

HELP STOP OSTEOPOROSIS: Women Sought for Osteoporosis Studies at Emory

Women are being recruited by Emory researchers to participate in studies testing medications for osteoporosis the condition associated with brittle bones common to women after menopause. Three studies are being conducted by nationally known osteoporosis researchers based in the endocrinology division of the Emory University School of Medicine.

Osteoporosis screening tests, office visits (usually lasting under an hour), lab tests and osteoporosis medications will be provided free-of-charge and no study groups will be placed on placebo, or sugar pill. Most test results will be provided to participants upon request to share with their private physician.

Women between 50 and 85 years of age who have undergone menopause are being recruited. Qualified participants should not be using estrogen or other bone-building medication.

Study durations range from three months to two years and most require about seven visits to The Emory Clinic, 1365 Clifton Rd., N.E., Atlanta.

Please call Emory Health Connection at 404/ 778-7777 for further information on the specific studies.