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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.

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.

Sealy Center on Aging News

Dr. Rebeca Wong
August, 2015: Congratulations to WHO/PAHO Director Dr. Wong on receipt of a grant for the "Mexican Cognitive Aging Ancillary Study". The project applies an in-depth assessment of cognitive impairment to a sub-sample of the MHAS cohort in Mexico in 2016, to estimate dementia prevalence in the population of older adults in Mexico.

Pepper Center News:

June, 2015: The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, directed by Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, has renewed its funding for the next five years through a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Read more at the Provost's website.

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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