About Us

Collaboration seeks to turn research into treatment for bone disease

The Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas is a collaborative research, clinical, and education program of Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and Rice University.

The program was established to improve basic and translational research of bone diseases and to translate basic science findings to more effective treatment and prevention options. It acts as a hub for activities within the Texas Medical Center related to bone health and osteoporosis.

Baylor College of Medicine leveraged this activity to establish the Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology which brings together diverse researchers within the clinical and basic science departments at Baylor to develop coordinated clinical, research, and training opportunities more broadly focused on musculoskeletal health including problems such as osteoarthritis, tendon and ligament injury, cancer of the skeleton, and genetic disorders such has skeletal dysplasias.