New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center, Inc. is strongly committed to clinical research. We have 30 years of experience with a proven track record of excellence in our field. Our completed clinical trial experience includes a diverse number of indications which include: atopic dermatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, chronic low back pain, dyspepsia, fibromyalgia, GERD, gout, heartburn, hypertension, hypogondism, irritable bowel syndrome, lipid disorders, migraine headache, nocturia, overactive bladder, obesity, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, peptic ulcer disease, Sarcopenia, Type I & II diabetes and women’s studies.
Our full-service facility, which is adjacent to two major hospitals, has certified study coordinators who are ACRP, IATA, GCP and EDC certified. Additionally, we have two designated monitoring stations, a large patient database, two DXA machines, and extensive support services.
Lance Rudolph, MD is a board-certified internist with special interests in bone structure, bone metabolism and osteoporosis in persons with disabilities. He is the director of research and has been conducting clinical trials since 1988. The principal investigator on a wide variety clinical trials and the Sub-Investigator for all the osteoporosis trials.
E. Michael Lewiecki, MD is a board-certified internist, consultant in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease and interpreter of bone density. He is the osteoporosis director and the principal investigator for osteoporosis trials and the author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications on osteoporosis and bone densitometry.
Julia Chavez, CNP is a certified family nurse practitioner, experienced in adult medicine and an experienced Sub-Investigator with a specialty in women’s health.
Michelle Garcia, P.A.C. is a certified physician assistant with experience in clinical research. She first worked for the research department as a data entry clerk and eventually became a certified research coordinator. She now serves as one of our Sub-Investigators. She specializes in osteoporosis as well as adult health care.
Becky Wittenburg, CNP is a certified family nurse practitioner that specializes in diabetic education and who has several years experience in clinical research. She also is practicing adult internal medicine.
Our physicians and technologists are certified in bone densitometry by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). Both physicians are Clinical Assistant Professors of Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Lewiecki is ISCD President and a faculty member for the ISCD certification course.
Our site is conveniently located, with a direct 5-minute drive from the Albuquerque International Airport, and many nearby hotels and restaurants. We have a large and comfortable space for study monitors to work.
If you would like more information, or would like to consider placing a study with us, please contact any of the following:
Lance A. Rudolph, MD
E. Michael Lewiecki, MD,
FACP, FACE- Osteoporosis Director
Valerie Barton, CCRC
Clinical Research Manager
Phone: 505.855.5505 Ext. 215