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Our mission 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.

Sealy Center on Aging History
1987 Created as part of Division of Geriatrics
1992 Dr. Goodwin appointed Director
1994 Health of the Public Needs Assessment
1995 Designated as Sealy Center
1999 Awarded $1 million National Institute of Health, Health of Older Minorities training grant
1999 Established Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center (OAIC) through $6.5 million NIH grant
2002 Awarded $9.2 million NIH grant to establish Center for Population Health and Health Disparities
2003 East Texas Geriatric Education Center (ETGEC) established - $1.2 million HRSA grant
2004 Health of Older Minorities training grant renewed for a 2nd 5-year cycle
2005 UTMB Pepper OAIC grant renewed for a 2nd 5-year cycle
2005 Designation of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health
2008 Health of Older Minorities training grant funded for additional 2 years
2010 Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer In Texas (CERCIT) funded by $4.8 million grant from Cancer Prevention Research Institute in Texas (CPRIT)
2010 UTMB Pepper OAIC renewed for a 3rd 5-year cycle 2010
2010 Center for Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets (CRRLD) funded with NIH R24 grant
2010 ETGEC expanded to a consortium and renewed for 5 years - $2.1 million HRSA grant
2013 Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) in the Elderly funded by $5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
2013 CERCIT renewed for 2 years with 3.2 million grant
2014 Elena Volpi, MD, PhD appointed Interim Director

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