Every year, over 33% of seniors fall in the United States.
Consequences of these falls can be devastating, resulting in injury, fractured bones, long-term disability, and in some cases death.
STURDY is a research program conducted by Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Aging of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) to find out if vitamin D pills will help prevent falls.
STURDY stands for "Study to Understand Fall Reduction and Vitamin D in You."
You can MAKE A DIFFERENCE by participating in STURDY to help doctors, nutritionists, and seniors understand more about vitamin D and falls.
Contact us at 410-281-1600 (Baltimore) or 301-791-1847 (Hagerstown) to see if you may be eligible to volunteer as a STURDY participant.
STURDY is available at two clinics in Maryland.
Parking is FREE at both sites!
Let us know if you need help with transportation.
If you are interested in participating in STURDY, please complete the secure form:
Please note: Information submitted via this form is stored on a secure server (Qualtrics) and will only be accessed by STURDY staff members, who are required to adhere to HIPAA privacy rules for handling patient information. Your information will be used for purposes related to the trial only. We will not use your personal information for any commercial purpose whatsoever.
You can also learn more about our study by reading our brochure!