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Sealy Center on Aging
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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.

Dr. Elena VolpiThe Sealy Center on Aging is directed by Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine - Geriatrics, Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Nutrition & Metabolism. Read the Provost's letter about Dr. Volpi's appointment.

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Annual Holiday Donation Drive for Seniors is Underway!

Students help with annual holiday donation drive for seniors at the Sealy Center on Aging at UTMBThe holidays are here...please consider donating items to our underprivileged geriatric patient population.

BAKE SALE DEC 4 @ Rebecca Sealy Hospital on Campus!

Donation boxes will be at the following locations through DEC 4.

  • Rebecca Sealy 5th & 6th floor by elevators,
  • ACE Unit ( John Sealy Towers),
  • PCP-Geriatrics,
  • the Multispecialty Center & Stark Diabetes Clinic at Victory Lakes,
  • the Friendswood & League City CBCs, and the
  • Island West Family Medicine Clinic

Suggested Donations: Non-perishable food - Lip Balm - Facial tissue - Socks Books - Jackets - Lotion - Cards - Puzzles - Deodorant House shoes - Candy - Blankets / Quilts

More about the Holiday Donation Drive for Underpriveleged Seniors.

Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center Welcomes Local Seniors:

Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center participantsA regular visitor to the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center recently welcomed a friend to Galveston, making it a priority to introduce the friend to this valuable resource for local seniors. The Learning Center is a free, accessible resource to promote healthy lifestyles, educate, and support seniors in our community as well as seniors visiting UTMB. Read more about the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center.

Annual Forum on Aging:

Forum on Aging winners

The 19th Annual Forum on Aging was a success with five postdoctoral and eight student awards given. Visit the Forum on Aging website for more information about the forum and winning research posters.

Big Data News:

Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTRSeptember 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Ottenbacher on Competitive Renewal of Rehabilitation Grant. Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, has received notice of the competitive renewal of his grant entitled "Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation" for a period from 9-18-15 through 6-30-20. Congratulations to Dr. Ottenbacher and his successful team!


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.

President's Cabinet Award:

Liz Lyons, PhDMaria Swartz, PhDAugust 2015: Congratulations to Liz Lyons and Maria Swartz President's Cabinet Award. Congratulations to faculty member Liz Lyons, PhD, MPH and postdoctoral fellowMaria Swartz, PhD on their recent President's Cabinet Award for their project entitled, Pink Warrior: Support Group Toolkit for Breast Cancer Survivors. They will be formally recognized at a reception on Sept. 11, 2015.

Updated October 12: 2015 UTMB President's Cabinet Awards recipients announced, Guidry News and UTMB Newsroom reporting.

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