Altoona Center: A World-Class Research Facility Few Have Heard of


The Altoona Center for Clinical Research was founded in 1982 in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. With a focus on conducting clinical trials treating patients with arthritis and rheumatic disorders, the clinical investigational site has partnered with commercial sponsors to conduct over 1,000 clinical trials. Partners have included Pfizer, Lilly, Amgen, Novartis, and AbbVie just to mention a few big names.

‘A Hidden Secret’

Founded by Dr. Alan Kivitz who himself has over 37 years of experience in clinical research notes that “We are like a hidden secret” when it comes to their ability to partner with major pharmaceutical sponsors to conduct clinical research.

Over 500 Research Studies

Dr. Kivitz himself has authored and co-authored over 500 research articles or abstracts covering studies from osteoarthritis to osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis to pain management.

The Interview

The Altoona Mirror’s Walter Frank, a staff writer, recently interviewed Dr. Kivitz on what makes this 35 employees clinical investigational site so special. For those that want more details of this “go-to-research center,” we recommend you follow the link to read the entire interview.

Lead Research/Investigator

Dr. Alan Kivitz 

Call to Action: For industry sponsors that haven’t heard of The Altoona Center for Clinical Research, we recommend looking into their background, capabilities and therapeutic focus areas.