About the Sealy Center on Aging
The Sealy Center on Aging bridges between researchers, clinicians, and community leaders 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.
SCOA recognizes individuals who work diligently to advance geriatric research, education, and health care. Through the efforts of investigators, health care providers, professors, community workers, and policy makers, they have raised a level of awareness of the problems associated with the elderly.
The Sealy Center on Aging (SCOA) was created to promote research in aging, improve education in aging, and support community outreach under the leadership of Dr. James Goodwin, George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics.
The first Lefeber Winter Series on Aging event occurred.
The first Forum on Aging event occurred.
SCOA received $4 million in external funding for aging research.
The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center was funded.
SCOA underwent a comprehensive external review in 2001 and was identified as one of the top aging research programs in the country.
Work began on the Program Project Grant, "Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dsyfunction and Aging" by Dr. John Papaconstantinou from September 2004 - July 2011
SCOA designates the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center.
SCOA's external funding increases to over $20 million in external funding for aging research.
Dr. Rebeca Wong is appointed as the director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center.
Dr. Yong-Fang Kuo is appointed as the director of the UTMB Office of Biostatistics.
Dr. Elena Volpi is appointed as the Sealy Center on Aging Director by the Executive Vice President of the School of Medicine.