UTMB has been awarded a $4.9 million grant to study how to care for and promote the health and well-being of elderly patients. All four of UTMB's schools will participate in the study. Dr. James Goodwin, director of UTMB's Sealy Center on Aging in Galveston, will head up the project. This award comes on the heels of a $1.8 million, five-year grant UTMB researchers in Galveston were awarded to apply methods of gene therapy to pain that arises from malfunctions in the nervous system, known as neuropathic pain.