Sealy Center on Aging Directory
The Sealy Center on Aging (SCoA) administration is comprised of the Director and Associate Director. In addition, the Center funds a number of directors in specific categories, including the Associate Director of Research and Director of the World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center on Aging and Health. These individuals also comprise the SCoA Executive Committee. Academic faculty appointment are made through Departments.
The primary responsibility of SCoA biostatisticians is to provide statistical support for faculty, pre- and post-doctoral trainees and staff affiliated with the Sealy Center on Aging.
The Fellows and Senior Fellows are UTMB faculty members of any school whose research, clinical care, educational activities, or community efforts involve Aging in a meaningful way. A Senior Fellow is an individual of professorial rank who has achieved distinction in research, clinical care, educational and/or community activities relative to Aging. Fellows or Senior Fellows are selected by the SCoA Executive Committee upon nomination by any current Fellow or Senior Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging. Fellow and Senior Fellows are often affiliated with the Sealy Center on Aging in research or educational collaborations.
The Sealy Center on Aging sponsors several pre- and post-doctoral trainees through fellowships funded by the National Institute on Aging. Research areas include: a) muscle function and sarcopina through the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) P30-AG24832 or individual R01 research grants; and b) the health of older minorities through the Health of Older Minorities training grant NIH-T32AG00270, the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) NIH-5P50CA105631, and the Hispanic Established Population for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (HEPESE) AG-10939. Fellows and trainees are encouraged to collaborate with any affiliate involved in muscle function research, minority health and aging in the areas of medical outcomes, health service utilization, social epidemiology, psychosocial stress, and health promotion.
Sealy Center on Aging Staff consists of many individuals who provide various support services for SCoA administration, Fellows, Senior Fellows, Pre- and Post-doctoral trainees, the RSVP of Galveston County Coordinator, the Volunteer Registry, pre- and post-award grant management, and the Center for Spirituality of Aging.