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.
|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|
July 21, 2015: A presentation on Medicare fraud was recently held at the Learning Center.
July 16, 2015: A presentation on estate planning was recently held at the Learning Center.
May 7, 2015: The Learning Center recently hosted a free movie for seniors.
April - May, 2015: The UTMB Center for Spirituality of Aging at the Sealy Center on Aging recently hosted several Lunch and Learn activities for area seniors.