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The University of Texas Medical Branch
Sealy Center on Aging
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
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The Sealy Center on Aging facilitates communication and collaborative scholarship among researchers at UTMB related to aging. The center sponsors a variety of activities directed toward fostering, strengthening and expanding efforts in aging research, education and community service.

SCoA was recently redesignated a World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center on Aging and Health (WHO/PAHO), and is the home of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), the Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT) program, the Patient - Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) in the Elderly program, the Pre-and-Post-Doctoral Training Program on the Health of Older Minorities, the Medical Student Training in Research (MSTAR) program, the RSVP Volunteer program, and the Center for Spirituality of Aging. SCoA also supports a Learning Center for seniors located at the Primary Care Pavilion at 400 Harborside Dr in Galveston.

News from the Sealy Center on Aging:

Dr. Elena VolpiCongratulations to Dr. Volpi for appointment as Director of the Sealy Center on Aging. Dr. Volpi has successfully served as SCOA's Interim Director for the past year, beginning March 2014. Dr. Volpi is the Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine - Geriatrics, Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Nutrition & Metabolism. She is also Director of the National Institute on Aging - funded UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and Associate Director of the Institute for Translational Sciences. Read the Provost's letter.

ASPREE Study News:

Dr. Volpi gives a presentation to senior study participants about the ASPREE study at UTMB Open Gates on May 28th, 2015.A presentation was given to study participants about the ASPREE study at UTMB Open Gates on May 28th, 2015. Seniors were invited to hear about the aspirin related study and the importance of senior volunteering in research program.

STRIDE Study News:

STRIDE Study Provider TrainingSTRIDE Study Provider Training: A two-hour training was provided on May 6th, 2015 for area healthcare professionals involved in the STRIDE study currently going on at UTMB. Pictured at Left: Summer Chapman - Falls Care Manager, Dr. Storer, Dr. Volpi, Dr. Duncan, Study Coordinator Roxana Hirst, Dr. Galloway and Reverend Helen Appelberg.

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Community Outreach & Event Highlights

RSVP Senior Volunteer Program of Galveston County
*RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over!

Center for Spirituality of Aging Events:
Seniors Lunch and Learn April thru May 2015 GalvestonThe UTMB Center for Spirituality of Aging at the Sealy Center on Aging recently hosted several Lunch and Learn activities for area seniors:

Learning Center Events:
Seniors enjoying a free movie at the Sealy Center on Aging Learning CenterThe Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center recently hosted a free movie for seniors:

SCoA Shared Calendar of Events: