Research Division


Our Research Division oversees all scientific activities of the foundation, analyses the scientific market, elaborates innovative ideas, manages research projects and controls scientific processes to deliver high-quality multidisciplinary studies. Several departments are part of this division. Collaboration is the key word both within the foundation’s departments and with external partners such as universities and private institutions to seek for scientific innovation.

The Division aims to plan, conduct, publish high quality research ranging from lab research to clinical-based research. Within the research division, the translational research team makes the effort to correlate lab findings with clinical-based results. In general, this committee is composed by research fellows, PhD, clinical-research fellow and all those professionals who will to be involved in research


Constantly improving quality, processes and effectiveness of osteopathic research to deliver better heath care services and enhance quality of education.

Areas of research

The seven main areas of the Research Division are:

Lab research

GOAL: to study the effect of manual-like procedures on tissues identifying key pathways at a molecular level

Lab animal research

GOAL: to create new animal models and explore the sequels of manual effects on animal models

Clinical-based animal research

GOAL: to establish the basis by which osteopathic manipulative treatment produces biological effects on animals

Clinical-based human research

GOAL: to explore the effectiveness and harmfulness of osteopathic care within different medical fields

Translational Research

GOAL: to identify crucial pathways linking phase 1 to phase 4 studies


GOAL: to broaden the view on biophysical mechanisms underlining the interaction within and between human bodies

Scientific and technological advances

GOAL: creating advances in research and health care by developing innovative tools

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