Recruitment Partner GENEVA has recruited 201 adults age 70+ from Geneva and surrounding areas

Prof. René Rizzoli, MD

DO-HEALTH Recruitment Partner and PI of the Geneva DO-HEALTH recruitment centre

Professor René Rizzoli is an internist and endocrinologist, with a focus on metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis and disorders of mineral metabolism. He is Professor of Medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva, and Head of the Service of Bone Diseases. Prof. Rizzoli is an international leader in nutritional strategies (i.e. protein intake) and their impact on bone and muscle health in younger and older adults.

He is a former President of the Swiss Association against Osteoporosis. He is presently a member of the IOF Executive Committee, and also chairs the scientific advisory board of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis.

Professor Rizzoli is involved in both basic and clinical research projects investigating hormone action, protein, calcium, bisphosphonates, selective oestrogen modulators and strontium ranelate in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and is the author of more than 550 publications. He is the Editor of Bone and Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International.

As a partner of DO-HEALTH, Prof. Rizzoli contributes to all bone and muscle related endpoints and explores the contribution of protein intake to the benefit of the interventions.