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Our misson is to improve the health and well being of the elderly, not only within the Houston/Galveston area but also statewide and nationally, through education, research, clinical and social services, community participation and advocacy, and the establishment of cooperative linkages with other geriatric and gerontological centers. Read about our history » 

The Sealy Center on Aging facilitates communication and collaborative scholarship among researchers at UTMB related to aging. A specific goal is to build bridges between basic scientists and clinicians who share common interests in aging. The center sponsors a variety of activities directed toward fostering, strengthening and expanding efforts in aging research, education and community service at UTMB. Read more at our About Us page »

A Visit with Dr. Elena Volpi
by Jim and Lynda Guidry
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
- See more at: http://www.guidrynews.com/story.aspx?id=1000062545#sthash.lF91fq4r.dpufRead the article "A Visit with Dr. Volpi" at Guidry News

Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center: Primary Care Pavillion Suite 115 400 Harborside Galveston TexasVisit the web page for the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center

Visit the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center for information on our Seniors Walking ClubVisit the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center for info on our Seniors Walking Club

Sealy Center on Aging News

Doctor to speak on understanding, managing diabetes in senior citizens - Sept. 12

Dr. VolpiUTMBNewsroom, Sept. 9, 2014
The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging is hosting a conversation with Dr. Elena Volpi on “Strategies to Improve Eating Habits of Seniors with Diabetes.” The talk will address choosing foods for diabetic meals on a budget, learning healthy eating habits and understanding how diabetes medicine works.The event will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center, located in the UTMB Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 115 at 400 Harborside Drive, in Galveston.

Seating is limited. Call 409-771-3044 for reservations.

Dr. Linder Appointed Edna Seinsheimer Levin Endowed Professorship in Cancer Studies

Dr. LinderA Message from Dean Protas, School of Health Professions, Sept. 9, 2014
Announcing the appointment of Suzanne Linder, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences as the recipient of the Edna Seinsheimer Levin Endowed Professorship in Cancer Studies.
Dr. Linder joined the School of Health Professions as a faculty member in May of this year. More »

UTMB researchers discover brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity

Labros SidossisImpact Newsletter, Aug. 4, 2014
Continuing coverage: Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control, higher insulin sensitivity and a better metabolism for burning fat stores.

How brown fat benefits your health

Labros SidossisCBS News, Aug. 4, 2014
Continuing coverage: While white fat is mainly used to store energy, brown fat keeps the body warm by burning calories once it is activated. Even better, brown fat seems to primarily "pick" those calories that come from fat and sugar, said Labros Sidossis, a professor of internal medicine in the division of geriatric medicine at UTMB. This in turn may be particularly helpful in fighting health issues such as diabetes and being overweight. "If you can activate it [brown fat], it can help you burn calories," Sidossis said.

Please join the Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer's - Join team "UTMB - Internal Medicine"

Participate in Walk to End Alzheimer'sPlease join the Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer's Team UTMB - Internal Medicine! The Walk will be at the Stewart Beach Pavilion, East Beach, on October 11th at 9:00 am. Click on "Join My Team" - there is no registration fee and it is very easy to join! You may also donate if you like, any amount is welcome.

Contact: Danielle Lipscomb

Volunteer Research Registry Information:

Volunteer for ResearchCall the Research Registry at 1 800 298 7015
For more information, please contact:
Roxana Hirst, MS
Phone: 800-298-7015, 409-266-9641 or 409-266-9646
Email: rmhirst@utmb.edu

Clinical Trials - Research Volunteers Needed:
Volunteer for Research: AspreeVolunteer for Research: Step and GoVolunteer for Research: Impact

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Please submit news to Roxann Grover.

More information posted soon: Call for abstracts for UTMB's 19th Annual Forum on Aging Dec 2, 2014
SCoA Calendar of Events

Please submit calendar entries to Roxann Grover.

Senior patients at UTMB participate in study on reducing rehospitalization
Click above for more information on our study.