The Center for Metabolic Bone Disease (CMBD) provides a broad-based multidisciplinary research, training, and service Center focused on metabolic bone disease with a general mission to support, catalyze, and integrate clinical activities, clinical and translational research, basic research, and education. These activities are integrated into a comprehensive program, emphasizing the critical interface between basic and clinical research. Educational activities characterize all components, including education for the patients, the general public, medical students, paramedical personnel, graduate students, and physicians in practice.

The goals of the Center are to:

Provide a multidisciplinary Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at the Kirklin Clinic which will deliver state-of-the-art patient care in the geographic region;
Enhance ongoing bone metabolism research and to stimulate new research through multidisciplinary interactions;
Improve existing facilities and establish new shared resource facilities for investigators studying metabolic bone diseases;
Promote an educational initiative in the field of osteoporosis for the medical community, as well as for patients and the community at large; and
Provide efficient administrative and fiscal support.