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Please join the Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer's - Join team "UTMB - Internal Medicine"

Participate in Walk to End Alzheimer'sPlease join the Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer's Team UTMB - Internal Medicine! The Walk will be at the Stewart Beach Pavilion, East Beach, on October 11th at 9:00 am. Click on "Join My Team" - there is no registration fee and it is very easy to join! You may also donate if you like, any amount is welcome.

Contact: Danielle Lipscomb


Doctor to speak on understanding, managing diabetes in senior citizens - Sept. 12

Dr. VolpiUTMBNewsroom, Sept. 9, 2014
The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging is hosting a conversation with Dr. Elena Volpi on “Strategies to Improve Eating Habits of Seniors with Diabetes.” The talk will address choosing foods for diabetic meals on a budget, learning healthy eating habits and understanding how diabetes medicine works.The event will begin at 10 a.m. Friday in the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center, located in the UTMB Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 115 at 400 Harborside Drive, in Galveston.

Seating is limited. Call 409-771-3044 for reservations.


Dr. Linder Appointed Edna Seinsheimer Levin Endowed Professorship in Cancer Studies

Dr. LinderA Message from Dean Protas, School of Health Professions, Sept. 9, 2014
Announcing the appointment of Suzanne Linder, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences as the recipient of the Edna Seinsheimer Levin Endowed Professorship in Cancer Studies.
Dr. Linder joined the School of Health Professions as a faculty member in May of this year.

The professorship was established by Dr. William C. Levin and his daughters Gerry Lee Hornstein and Carol Lynn Cantini. The purpose of this endowment is to assist in cancer research and study. The professorship rotates every 3 years between the School of Health Professions, the School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medicine.

Dr. Linder's research interests are in patient-centered outcomes, mixed research methods, risk communications, health literacy, informed and shared decision making, and development and evaluation of patient decision aids. She will be working on a grant with Dr. James Goodwin "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for the Elderly." She will also be an investigator on a grant entitled "Promoting informed decisions about lung cancer screening" funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Dr. Linder received her Doctorate in Public Health at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston School of Public Health in 2009. Her post-doctoral fellowship was at MD Anderson Cancer Center focusing on Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. Dr. Linder was recognized among the Top 10 Most Academically Productive Graduates for 2007-2011 by the Health Promotion and Behavioral Science Faculty, The University of Texas School of Public Health.


UTMB researchers discover brown fat protects against diabetes and obesity

Labros SidossisImpact Newsletter, Aug. 4, 2014
Continuing coverage: Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control, higher insulin sensitivity and a better metabolism for burning fat stores.


How brown fat benefits your health

Labros SidossisCBS News, Aug. 4, 2014
Continuing coverage: While white fat is mainly used to store energy, brown fat keeps the body warm by burning calories once it is activated. Even better, brown fat seems to primarily "pick" those calories that come from fat and sugar, said Labros Sidossis, a professor of internal medicine in the division of geriatric medicine at UTMB. This in turn may be particularly helpful in fighting health issues such as diabetes and being overweight. "If you can activate it [brown fat], it can help you burn calories," Sidossis said.


Healthy 'brown fat' may cut odds for diabetes

Labros SidossisWebMD, July 24, 2014
Continuing coverage: People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests. Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control and fat-burning metabolism. "This is good news for overweight and obese people," said Labros Sidossis, a professor of internal medicine in the division of geriatric medicine at UTMB. "This is great news for people with insulin resistance and diabetes, and suggests that brown fat may prove to be an important anti-diabetic tissue." The news continues to receive widespread coverage, appearing on MSN.com, CBS News, Everyday Health, Huffington Post, BioNews Texas and Men's Fitness.


Having the right kind of fat can protect against diabetes, study says

Labros SidossisTime Magazine, July 23, 2014
In a report published in the journal Diabetes, scientists led by Labros Sidossis, professor of internal medicine at UTMB, found for the first time that adults who retained more amounts of brown fat were better able to keep blood sugar under control and burn off fat stores. Previous studies have linked brown fat to better weight control, but these results also hint that the tissue may be important for managing diabetes. "Our data suggest that brown fat may function as both anti-obesity and anti-diabetic tissue in humans," says Sidossis. "And that makes it a therapeutic target in the battle against obesity and chronic disease. Anything that helps in this area, we need to pursue and make sure that if there is potential there, we exploit it."


Senior patients at UTMB participate in study on reducing rehospitalization

Rehospitalization Study at UTMBImpact Newsletter July 16, 2014
Marie Butera sits down in a straight chair in the middle of her living room and holds a long red strip of elastic material stretched between her hands. She pulls her arms away from each other, then relaxes; pulls again, then relaxes. The two women sitting on the couch instruct her to place her foot on the exercise band. She pushes her foot away from her, struggling against the resistance of the elastic, then relaxes. She pushes again, knowing that every movement makes her stronger.


A Visit with Dr. Elena Volpi

Dr. VolpiGuidryNews.com July 15, 2014
Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Elena Volpi, the interim director of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's Sealy Center on Aging and the principal investigator for UTMB in a $30 million national study to prevent falls in older people. Listen »


Balancing daily protein intake across meals increases muscle protein

Dr. Paddon-JonesForbes, July 15, 2014
In a new paper published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers asked a simple question, assuming that a total of 90 grams per day would be best: Would human subjects make more muscle protein if their optimal intake was evenly split across the three meals when compared with typical protein intake patterns skewed toward a protein-heavy dinner? The study was conducted with a group of five men and three women between ages 25 and 55. The subjects were physically active, but not athletically trained, averaging 32 percent body fat and with an average body mass index in the normal range. The research team was led by Douglas Paddon-Jones at UTMB and Donald K. Layman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Paddon-Jones and colleague, Blake Rasmussen, originally proposed in 2009 that the even ingestion of protein at each meal could reduce aging-related sarcopenia, the progressive 3 to 8 percent loss of muscle that we inevitably face with each decade after age 30. This is the first study testing that hypothesis in young and middle-aged adults.


IARS grants UT medical branch scientist $150,000 award for anesthesia research

Dr. Rene PrzkoraBioNews Texas, July 11, 2014
The International Anesthesia Research Society awarded four promising, young investigators with $600,000 worth of new 2014 IARS Mentored Research Awards. Among them, the IARS grants program awarded Dr. Rene Przkora of UTMB $150,000 in grants for his work on anesthesia used in hip joint replacement surgeries. “Preconditioning of Older Patients Undergoing Hip Joint Replacement Surgery” is Przkora’s awarded project, which explores the role of anesthesiology in relation to hip replacement surgery from the preoperative period through to the surgery’s end, a project that IARS considers to be an important step in strengthening the specialty as well as supporting the surgical-home concept. Przkora focused on this theme in his research in response to the fact that joint replacement surgery is becoming more common and not only performed in the case of cancer or cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Przkora is a Pepper Center (UTMB OAIC) pilot/exploratory study grant recipient


UTMB joins national study on fall prevention

Houston Chronicle, July 8, 2014
UTMB is participating in a $30 million national study on preventing falls in older people. Each year, 1 out of 3 adults 65 and older will fall, sustaining injuries that can lead to a precipitous decline in health, loss of independence and potentially death. [Note: Link unavailable.]


Testosterone use doesn't increase heart risk, study finds

Jacques BaillargeonThe Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2014
Continuing coverage: Although recent research has linked testosterone therapy with a higher risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study involving more than 25,000 older men suggests otherwise. The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, may help ease some fears about testosterone therapy for patients and their families, the study authors said. "Our investigation was motivated by a growing concern, in the U.S. and internationally, that testosterone therapy increases men's risk for cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attack and stroke," said lead researcher Jacques Baillargeon, an associate professor of epidemiology at UTMB.

The news is receiving international coverage, appearing in the U.S. News & World Report, Times of India, WebMD, MSN, Science Daily, MedPage Today, Business Standard, HealthDay, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, Drugs.com and Yahoo! Health, among many other outlets.

Watch a video about this topic »


Pepper Investigators Meeting July 2

Please join us for the next Pepper Investigator’s LectureJuly 2, 2014
Please join us for the next Pepper Investigator’s Lecture: July 2, 2014 Noon-1pm RSH 5.100 "Effects of Muscle Strength on Acute Hospitalization Length of Stay, Discharge Setting, and 1-year Mortality in Older Adults" Presented by Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
Lunch provided, first come, first served

**Please remember to acknowledge the Claude D. Pepper OAIC  grant # 5P30-AG024832 in all applicable publications.**

Pepper Center Website

 


The Gerontological Society of America Selects 2014 Fellows

Ken OttenbacherJuly 1, 2014
UTMB's Kenneth Ottenbacher was awarded a fellow status in The Gerontological Society of America, the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, Education, and practice in the field of aging.

The status of fellow - the highest class of membership within the Society - is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual's career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA's four membership sections.
The new fellows will be formally recognized during GSA's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 5 to 9 in Washington, DC. Full details of this conference are available at www.geron.org/2014.


Congratulations to 2014 MSTAR Students

afar MSTAR website linkWe congratulate the MSTAR students who presented their research results on June 25, 2014:

  • Travis Urban, Project: Developing an investigational and screening assay for cognitive enhancing protein complexes, Mentor: Kelly Dineley, PhD.
  • Destiny Pegram, Project: The effect of aging on the metabolic response to severe burn injury, Mentors: Labros Sidossis, PhD, Maria Chondronikola, MS
  • Amanda Randolph, Project: Metabolic effects of aerobic exercise and post-exercise amino acid supplementation in healthy older adults, Mentors: Elena Volpi, MD, PhD / Melissa Markofski, PhD
  • Abigail Richison, Project: Effect of protein blend supplementation after exercise on muscle protein synthesis in older adults, Mentors: Blake Rasmussen, PhD, Michael Borack, MS

Seeking 1st year medical students to attend an intensive summer program in aging research
Visit the MSTAR Program web page »


"The Hallmarks of Aging" Videos Posted

Dr. PapaconstantinouInvited by Dean Protas, Dr. John Papaconstantinou, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and holder of the Bertha and Robert Bucksch Distinguished Professor of Aging, will be presenting four lunchtime lectures titled “The Hallmarks of Aging” and everyone is welcome to attend.

The four-part lecture series, dates and topics include:


5 things you've got all wrong about protein

Huffington Post, June 10, 2014
Continuing coverage: "Our research shows that eating about 30 grams of protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner is more beneficial for muscle protein synthesis than eating a large amount at dinner," explains Douglas Paddon-Jones, professor of nutrition and metabolism at UTMB. The study, reported in the Journal of Nutrition found a 25 percent increase in muscle protein synthesis when protein is divided into three, 30-gram doses at breakfast, lunch and dinner compared to eating the same total protein (90 grams) but in this distribution pattern: 11 grams protein at breakfast, 16 grams at lunch and 63 grams at dinner.


Galveston Aging Care Network: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life"

Friday, June 6, 2014
8:00 - 9:00 am
UTMB Primary Care Pavilion,
400 Harborside Drive, Galveston Entrance A - Room 2.118
Breakfast, networking and program
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life”
A Documentary of 109 year-old Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz, who
shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life.
Healthy Breakfast Sponsor: Hallmark Hospice
GACN meets on the 1st Friday of each month
For questions or more information, contact kristen@rahgalveston.com | Download flyer


Special Topics in Geriatrics Session 5: Medication Use in the Elderly

Thursday, June 5, 2014
1:00 - 2:00pm NEW LOCATION: Levin Hall Classroom 5.521

East Texas Geriatric Education Center-Consortium in partnership with the Texas AHEC East invites you to attend: Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient Session 4: Medication Use in the Elderly

"Substance Abuse and Medication Addiction"
Presented by Kathryn A. Cunningham, PhD
Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Director, UTMB Center for Addiction Research
Vice Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UTMB

Lunch Provided! WEBINAR ACCESS: How to Access the Live Meeting and Conference Call from your PC: To join the meeting, click this link: http://129.109.152.33/stream.sdp. You must have QuickTime player installed on your PC prior to the live broadcast. Download a free version. Q & A Audio dial-in information and pass-code will be provided during the presentation

ETGEC-C hosts a number of aging education related events.
For more information, please contact Tony DiNuzzo | Visit the ETGEC-C website


Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly (PCOR) in the News: Improved access to health are may lead to unnecessary mammograms

Alai Tan, PhDMedical News Today, May 29, 2014
Researchers have concluded that providing better access to healthcare may lead to the overuse of mammograms for women who regularly see a primary care physician and who have a limited life expectancy. The cautionary note from researchers at UTMB is that screening women in this category could subject them "to greater risks of physical, emotional and economic suffering." Dr. Alai Tan, a senior biostatistician in UTMB's Sealy Center on Aging and lead author of the study, said that "there has been little systematic attempt to define guidelines that would help determine when breast cancer screening might not be appropriate or overused." News of the findings also appears in BioPortfolio, Medical Xpress and Health Canal.


Students Together for Service (STS) Speaker Series

STS Speaker SeriesWednesday, May 28, 2014
To: doctors, nurses, educators, administrators, staff, students, and interested community members, The student group Students Together for Service (STS), with support from the Office of the President, will host a lecture and panel discussion at 5:15 PM on May 28th (worth 2 CME/CNE ethics credits) in the Levin Hall North Auditorium. The program will include light refreshments. All attendees will receive a certificate of participation.
Download Flyer


CER/PCOR Lecture: Health Outcomes Research Utilizing Large Retrospective Databases

Dr. RascatiWednesday, May 28, 2014
Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture:
12-1pm, RSH 6.100 - new location & time
"Health Outcomes Research Utilizing Large Retrospective Databases"
Presented by
Karen L. Rascati, PhD
Stewart Turley/Eckerd Corporation Centennial Endowed Professor of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy

**Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research award in all applicable publications with the following text: “This project was supported by grant number R24HS022134 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.**


A Visit with Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones at GuidryNews.com

Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhDTuesday, May 27, 2014
Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones, leader of a team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who last week announced their finding that a full serving of protein is needed at each meal for maximum muscle health. Listen (15:03)


ETGEC-C May Events

East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium (ETGEC-C) in partnership with the Texas AHEC East invites you to attend:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12-1pm
“Non-pharmacologic treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias”
Presented by
Rafael Samper-Ternent, MD, PhD
Geriatrics Fellow and Researcher
Aging Institute
Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia
Project Consultant
Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient
Session 4: Nutrition and Speech Pathology
12:00 - 2:00pm

‘Older Adult Nutrition: Practitioner Knowledge, Common Challenges, and Insights for Improving Care’
Christopher Messenger, MS, PhD (candidate)
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Morrison Management Specialists, UTMB

‘Speech-Language Pathology's Role in Geriatric Care’
Ashley B. Carnes, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Center for Audiology and Speech Pathology
Department of Otolaryngology, UTMB

Thursday, May 22, 2014
The ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series in Aging, RSH 6.100, 12 - 1:00pm
“The Lady in Number 6” - 2013 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary

The Lady In Number 6, winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary, is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. 109 year old, Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. She discussed the importance of music, laughter and how to have an optimistic outlook on life. (40 min)

Visit the ETGEC-C Website »


UTMB research on muscle protein synthesis points out the need for new American eating habits

Dr. Paddon-JonesBioNews Texas, May 21, 2014
Continuing coverage: A group of scientists at UTMB recently concluded that people’s protein consumption should be distributed through all three daily meals for improved muscle growth and health, adding that greater portions should be taken at breakfast and lunch instead of being over-consumed at dinner. This conclusion, published in the Journal of Nutrition, actually contradicts the standard eating habits of many Americans who usually skip protein at breakfast, have a moderate consumption of it at lunch, and a large amount of protein at dinner. Doug Paddon-Jones, muscle metabolism expert at UTMB, and one of the scientists involved in the research, explained that consuming proteins later in the day doesn’t allow the body to process it in the most effective way. “So we’re not taking enough protein on board for efficient muscle building and repair during the day, and at night we’re often taking in more than we can use.” The news also appears in HealthDay, the Times of India, Medical News Today, Bay Area Citizen, Science Daily, Medical Xpress, among other outlets. 


Protas: Traumatic brain injuries on the rise

Dr. ProtasGalveston Daily News, May 20, 2014
In this guest column by UTMB's Elizabeth Protas: There has been a dramatic increase in the number of brain injuries treated in emergency departments. A recent study analyzing data from more than 950 hospitals across the country found there were 2.5 million emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries in 2010 - a 29 percent increase from 2006. During that same period, overall emergency room visits increased only 3.6 percent. The UTMB School of Health Professions and the Transitional Learning Center in Galveston recently hosted the Galveston Brain Injury Conference.


Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly (PCOR) in the News: Stroke rehabilitation different depending on region, UTMB study finds

Dr. ReistetterBioNews Texas, May 13, 2014
Continuing coverage: Researchers at UTMB recently found that people who have had a stroke recover differently depending on which part of the United States they live in. The team, led by UTMB's Timothy Reistetter, an associate professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, examined over 143,000 patients with stroke who were discharged from inpatient rehabilitation during 2006 and 2007. Considering that people who have had strokes represent the largest group benefiting from inpatient medical rehabilitation services in the nation, researchers aimed to find any regional variations in outcomes for these patients.


Pepper Investigator's Lecture: Pilot Trials of Technology-Based Physical Activity Interventions

Dr. LyonsWednesday, May 7, 2014
Please join us for the next Pepper Investigator’s Lecture:
Noon-1pm, RSH 6.100
Pilot Trials of Technology-Based Physical Activity Interventions
Presented by
Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Institute for Translational Sciences

**Please remember to acknowledge the Claude D. Pepper OAIC  grant # 5P30-AG024832 in all applicable publications.**

Pepper Center Website

 


ETGEC-C Alzheimer's Disease Education Program (ADEP) Webinar Series #4

Dr. MoreyTuesday, April 29, 2014 12-1pm
“Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease - Caregivers Stories” Presented by
Oma Morey, PhD
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Assistant Professor/Senior Medical Educator
Office of Educational Development, UTMB
ETGEC-C Website


CER/PCOR Lecture: Preference for Involvement in Treatment Decision Making Among Older Mexican Americans

Dr. Al SnihWednesday, April 30, 2014
Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture:
1-2pm, RSH 5.100
Preference for Involvement in Treatment Decision Making Among Older Mexican Americans
Presented by
Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
Sealy Center on Aging

**Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research award in all applicable publications with the following text: “This project was supported by grant number R24HS022134 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.**


Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly (PCOR) Quarterly LectureVideo Now Posted

Dr. Bettger"Aligning National Priorities with Stakeholder Input to Improve Post-acute Stroke Care Delivery", Presented by: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing Senior Fellow, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development Fellow, American Heart Association

Supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (grant # R24HS022134). Co-Sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging and the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition

A video of this event has now been posted at our Video page.


UTMB opens new meeting place for seniors at Galveston Primary Care Pavilion

Dr. KuoBay Area Citizen, April 29, 2014
Galveston seniors have a new UTMB space to call their own. The Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center is now open on Galveston Island. The center, established to offer health information and educational opportunities to Galveston's senior community, is available free to those 55 and older for social activities like book clubs, support groups, cards, dominoes, board games and hobby groups. "The Sealy Center on Aging is committed, in so many different ways, to creating new pathways to health for seniors everywhere," said Dr. Elena Volpi, interim director of the Sealy Center on Aging. "The creation of a new public space for older adults in Galveston is a great way for us to share knowledge and create community all at the same time. I would like to invite all seniors from our community to visit our new center to experience first-hand what we have to offer."


Increased risk for colorectal cancer following radiation therapy for cervical cancer

Dr. KuoMedical News Today, April 22, 2014
Continuing coverage: Researchers at UTMB are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. The new CPRIT-funded study, which was recently posted online on the website for the journal Medical Oncology and featured Dr. Ana M. Rodriguez as lead author along with Dr. Yong-Fang Kuo and Dr. James S. Goodwin, reports a high level of incidence of secondary colorectal cancer diagnoses among survivors of cervical cancer who had been treated with radiation therapy. The news also appears in BioNews Texas.


Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly (PCOR) in the News: UTMB study seeks to engage community in medical ethics issues

Dr. BrodyGalveston Daily News, April 21, 2014
UTMB researchers are hopeful that discussions among non-healthcare communities may provide insight to the ethical questions that can arise with rising costs and emerging technologies and procedures. Researchers also want to learn more about how people in different social circles form opinions or make decisions about their healthcare. That could help shape health policy. The study is part of a project overseen by Dr. James Goodwin and funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. To complete the study, UTMB faculty worked with two different communities in Galveston. "Nowhere in the U.S., right now, is there regular engagement of ordinary citizens in bioethics dialogue in a sustained manner," study coordinator Dr. Howard Brody observed. "We are trying to show at UTMB, taking advantage of the cultural diversity of our region, that this is a feasible way to enrich bioethics debate in the future."


Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition Seminar Series

PCOR Lecture
Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition Seminar Series "EXERCISE AND IRISIN: The Role of Intensity and Hypoxemia", Presented by: Dr. Timothy Fairchild Senior Lecturer School of Psychology & Exercise Science Murdoch University, Perth, Australia Thursday, April 24th 11:00 AM SON/SHP 1.104 All are welcome!

Contact: Stephanie Burt


Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly (PCOR) Quarterly Lecture

Dr. Bettger Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1-2pm SON/SHP 1.104 "Aligning National Priorities with Stakeholder Input to Improve Post-acute Stroke Care Delivery", Presented by: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing Senior Fellow, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development Fellow, American Heart Association

Supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (grant # R24HS022134). Co-Sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging and the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition

A video of this event has now been posted at our Video page.

Contact: Stephanie Burt


Dr. Riall accepted into the 2014-2015 class of fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program

Dr. GoodwinA Message from the Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean, School of Medicine, April 11, 2014

ELAM participants undergo a year-long in-depth mentoring program focused on leadership. They will each work on an action project that will address a need or priority for our Institution. Dr. Taylor Riall joined UTMB in 2005 and is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes. Dr. Riall is holder of the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Clinical Sciences Graduate Program. She is an outstanding academic surgeon and is an international expert in pancreatobiliary disease and pancreatic surgery outcomes research. A skilled and caring surgeon, Dr. Riall was listed in the SLD Industries, Inc. Guide to America's Top Surgeons in 2010 and as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. from 2008-2012 and by US News and World Report in 2012. She serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Surgery and the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and has published over 115 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Riall has earned plaudits for her teaching excellence that include the UTMB Resident Teaching Award in 2006.


ETGEC-C April Events

ETGEC-C link to websiteThe East Texas Geriatric Education Center-Consortium presents:

Special Topics in Geriatrics: Health Care and the Older Patient Session 3: Surgery in the Elderly, April 16, 2014 12-2pm RSH 6.100

Monthly Video Series in Aging "Racing Against the Clock, April 24, 2014 12-1:30pm RSH 6.100


Please join us for the next Pepper Investigators Lecture April 2

Pepper Investigator's LecturePlease join us for the next Pepper Investigator's Lecture: April 2, 2013 Noon-1pm RSH 6.100 "Overuse of PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer in Older Men" Presented by Elizabeth Jaramillo, MD Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Geriatric Medicine. **Please remember to acknowledge the Claude D. Pepper OAIC grant # 5P30-AG024832 in all applicable publications.**

Contact: Stephanie Burt


Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture April 2

Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture:
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100
 
Care Provided by Nurse Practitioners vs. Primary Care Physicians
 
Presented by
 

 
Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD
Director, Office of Biostatistics
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
 
 
**Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.**
 
 Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 "Care Provided by Nurse Practitioners vs. Primary Care Physicians" Presented by Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD Director, Office of Biostatistics Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine. **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


Lefeber Videos Posted: Videos from the following sessions in the Lefeber Winter Series on Aging have now been posted online.

Lefeber Videos Posted» Faces of Aging II: A Photographic Journey, presented by Marilyn Brodwick, MS, Research Associate, Sealy Center on Aging

» Back to the Future: Alzheimer's Prevention Trials, presented by Dean M. Hartley, PhD, Director of Science Initiatives, Medical and Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association

» Is HIV a Model of Accelerated Aging? presented by Kevin P. High, MD, MS Professor of Medicine and Translational Cheif, Section of INfectious Diseases, Associate Dean, Clinical Research, Wake Forest School of Medicine

» Aging in Mexico: Why we need to study it, presented by Rebecca Wong, PhD P. & S. Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities ; Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging; Professor, Preventive Medicine & Community Health; Director, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health


Sealy Center on Aging Welcomes Elena Volpi, MD, PhD as Director ad Interim

Dr. Volpi, SCoA Director Ad InterimElena Volpi, MD, PhD, Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Nutrition and Metabolism, holder of the Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine, and associate director of the Institute for Translational Sciences has been appointed as Director ad Interim of the Sealy Center on Aging ("SCOA") effective March 1, 2014. Dr. Volpi succeeds Dr. James Goodwin.

Dr. Volpi received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Perugia, Italy, where she also trained in endocrinology. She completed her post-doctoral training fellowship in gerontology and metabolism at UTMB, and joined our faculty. She then joined the University of Southern California for several years and returned to UTMB in 2004. Dr. Volpi is a world renowned investigator in muscle aging, nutrition and metabolism, and has published more than 100 papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Her national and international reputation and leadership in aging research is evidenced by service on journal editorial boards and NIH study sections, and participation in consensus panels on nutrition in older adults, including those organized by the Institute of Medicine and the American Federation for Aging Research.

Dr. Volpi is a well-funded scientist. Over the past fourteen years she has received continuous funding from the NIH as principal investigator of R01 grants, as well as other grant mechanisms. In 2010, she received a $5.8M P30 grant from the National Institute on Aging for renewed support of the UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, which she directs. The focus of the Pepper Center is to translate biological mechanisms of muscle aging and behavioral predictors of physical function into interventions to improve independence and recovery from illness in older patients. Dr. Volpi also promotes the research of other scientists on campus. She is recognized as a superb mentor of young investigators with a strong record of training students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty, and is a founding member of the UTMB Academy of Mentors.


Andrea Wirt and Helen Appelberg answer questions about dementia

Helen AppleburgDementia question and answers, Galveston Daily News, March 23, 2014
UTMB's Andrea Wirt and Helen Appelberg answer questions about dementia and offer advice. "What can families do to bring spiritual comfort to their loved ones with dementia?" Appelberg: Those with dementia enjoy attending their place of worship and being part of their church family. Most often they can recall the words and are deeply comforted by singing familiar hymns and religious songs they sang in their place of worship during their childhood. It is also calming and nurturing to have someone say familiar prayers with them and read religious stories to them. [Note: Paid subscription required. Contact Marketing and Communications for details.]


Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture March 26

Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture:   Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100   Teaching Empathy to Physicians & Implications for Patient Outcomes   Presented by      Meredith Masel, PhD, MSW Program Manager, Oliver Center for Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 Teaching Empathy to Physicians & Implications for Patient Outcomes Presented by Meredith Masel, PhD, MSW Program Manager, Oliver Center for Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends and Caregivers Tuesdays in April
Learning Dinner Parties for Person with Dementia, their Families, Friends and Caregivers April, 2014

UTMB Sealy Center for Aging and Galveston First Presbyterian Church Present Learning Dinner Parties for Persons with Dementia, their Families, Friends and Caregivers

Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
UTMB Levin Hall Dining Room, Second Floor, 10th and Market Streets

Galveston area families, their loved ones with dementia, friends and caregivers are invited to attend. Following each gourmet buffet dinner a panel of dementia and Alzheimer's specialists will lead an interactive conversation. Panel leader is Dr. Mikaila Raji. Other panelists will enjoy dinner with the attendees.

  • April 1: Spend a Day in the Shoes of a Dementia Caregiver
  • April 8: Learn to Live and Grow with Dementia
  • April 15: Caregivers' Need for Support and Education
  • April 29: Working Together to Break the Stigma

Panelists include Dr. Mukaila Raji, UTMB director of geriatric medicine; Dr. Erin Hommel, UTMB assistant professor of geriatrics; Adele Herzfeld and Lisa Moore, UTMB geriatric social workers; Bronja Michejenko, nurse educator at UTMB's Acute Center for Elders hospital unit; Ana Guerrero and Krista Dunn of the Houston Alzheimer's Association; Alice Williams, director of Libbie's Place Senior Day Care Program; Oma Morey, UTMB associate professor of geriatrics and author of the play Long Way Home; Andrea Wirt, UTMB geriatric nurse practitioner; Kristen Carlson, owner and administrator of Greater Galveston Right at Home;and the Reverend Helen Appelberg, director of UTMB's Center for Spirituality of Aging.

$5 per person Free parking at 11th St. lot between Market and Mechanic streets Reservations: 409-266-9635 Further information: Rev. Helen Appelberg, 409-789-1070 Reservations requested the Friday before each Tuesday dinner 409-266-9635 Contact: Email: Danielle Lipscomb For: Internal Medicine- Geriatrics Phone: 409-266-9635 Download the flyer


ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series in Aging March 27

At the Breaking Point Film The UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium, in partnership with the Texas AHEC East present the Monthly Video Series in Aging on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12pm in RSH 6.100 - Breaking Point: Emotions and Ethics in Family Caregiving. Contact: Tony DiNuzzo


Alzheimer's Disease Education Program Webinar Series 4 Mar. 18

ADEP The UTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium Alzheimer's Disease Education Program (ADEP) Webinar Series #4 will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12-1pm. "Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease" is presented by Oma Morey, PhD Distinguished Teaching Professor Assistant Professor/Senior Medical Educator Office of Educational Development University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. WEBINAR ACCESS: How to Access the Live Meeting and Conference Call from your PC: To join the meeting, click this link: https://emedia.utmb.edu/adep1/ Contact: Tony DiNuzzo


Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture March 19

Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture:   Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100   Health Outcome Prioritization in Older People with Multiple Chronic Conditions   Presented by Mukaila Raji, MD Professor & Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine Edgar Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging Program Director, Geriatric Medicine FellowshipPlease join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 Health Outcome Prioritization in Older People with Multiple Chronic Conditions Presented by Mukaila Raji, MD Professor & Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine Edgar Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. Read associated article: What old people want, Fried, et al (PDF) **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


Educational Seminars for Caregivers of Persons with Memory Loss

Pepper Investigator's Lecture Feb 5Monthly, 3-hour educational sessions provide information about the medical conditions that lead to memory loss, treatment, community resources and tips to relieve caregiver stress. Please note this is not a support group. Pre-registration is required. To register, email Adele Herzfeld or call the Geriatric Outpatient Clinic in Galveston (409) 747-7030 or League City (832) 505-2002. Please provide a phone number so pre-registration can be confirmed. Download the flyer & schedule.


The risk of high-protein diets

Dr. VolpiWall Street Journal, March 12, 2014

Research shows that a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates can help shed pounds and normalize blood-glucose levels, improvements that lower the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But will you live longer on a high-protein, low-carb diet? Two studies in the current edition of the scientific journal Cell Metabolism suggest the opposite. "High protein diets may be effective to lose weight rapidly," said Dr. Elena Volpi, a professor of geriatrics at UTMB. "But very high protein diets may also be harmful." Americans tend to consume the bulk of their protein at dinner, and the body isn't always able to process an entire day's worth in one sitting, said Volpi, who wasn't involved in either study. "It appears you can better use the protein you need if you distribute it across three meals, especially if you are a senior," she said.


CPRIT funds UTMB $3.2 million in continuing effort to study cancer screening outcomes in Texas

CERCITBioNews Texas, March 7, 2014
One of the most recent high-profile Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awards has gone to UTMB, which will receive more than $3.2 million in new funding to continue research efforts to collect comprehensive data relating to population research on cancer treatments and outcomes in Texas. The grant comes as part of a larger collection of research grants awarded to a host of top Texas-based research institutions that will give them the necessary funding to continue previously CPRIT-funded cancer research. The ongoing study spearheaded by UTMB is titled the "Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas," and will be able to continue for the next two years. The study, which is headed by Dr. James Goodwin, vice president and chief research officer at UTMB, also includes researchers from MD Anderson, Rice University and the Texas Cancer Registry, in addition to a team of UTMB researchers supporting Goodwin's efforts. Over the next two years, the consortium of researchers will continue their look into how breast, colon, and prostate cancer screening is administered throughout Texas - specifically emphasizing any correlation between patient outcomes and patients' access to varying quality levels of cancer treatment care. The news also appears in BioPortfolio, the Bay Area Citizen and Phys.org.


10 medical tests to avoid

Dr. Goodwin AARP Bulletin, March 2014
Most people should have screening for colon cancer at 50 and then every five to 10 years after that, if the first test is normal. By age 75 - if you've always had normal colonoscopies - you can stop taking this test altogether. That should be good news, because a colonoscopy can cause serious complications in older people. "Just the preparation for colonoscopy can be exceptionally harsh," says UTMB's Dr. James Goodwin, who studies overuse of colonoscopies. Some patients become incontinent or experience weeks of pain, diarrhea and constipation. In worst cases, the procedure can perforate the colon. Despite such risks, recent studies have found that substantial numbers of people over 75, even over 85, are still getting screening colonoscopies.


The ETGEC-C Social Media Experiment: Weekly Blog Followed by Online Discussionon on Aging Tuesdays @ NOON

Weekly Discussion on AgingEach week's blog posting is followed by an online discussion. Visit the East Texas Geriatrics Education Center Consortium website for more information. Contact: Tony DiNuzzo


PCOR/CER Lecture March 12

PCOR flyer Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 "Timing of Chemotherapy and Primary Tumor Resection in Older Patients with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer" Presented by Gabriela Vargas, MD Instructor, Department of Surgery Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes. **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


Pepper Pilot Project Investigator Dr. Tristi Muir Speaks at UTMB's "The Lunch Bunch" March 11

Dr. Muir What should we do about all the symptoms of menopause? Are hormones helpful or harmful? As with all Lunch Bunch presentations, the event was free and open to the public. For questions about this or future sessions, call 832-505-1600 or email VictoryLakes@utmb.edu.


Special TRAM Lecture March 10

TRAM Please join us for a special lecture: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3-4pm Shriners Hospitals for Children - 7th Floor Auditorium "Pharmacological Approaches to Modify Brown Fat Development and Energy Expenditure" Presented by Shingo Kajimura, PhD Assistant Professor, UCSF Diabetes Center Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research Department of Cell and Tissue Biology. Contact: Stephanie Burt


Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition Seminar Mar. 6

2013-14 Seminar Series
Center for Recovery, Physical Activity
and Nutrition
Neural Plasticity in
Neurorehabilitation of TBI:
Facilitating Functional Neural Repair
Presented by:
Theresa Pape, DPH, MA
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff &
Clinical Neuroscientist
Research & Development Service,
Edward Hines Jr. VAHThe Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition 2013-14 Seminar Series, "Neural Plasticity in Neurorehabilitation of TBI: Facilitating Functional Neural Repair" Presented by: Theresa Pape, DPH, MA Deputy Associate Chief of Staff & Clinical Neuroscientist Research & Development Service, Edward Hines Jr. VA, Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 1.202 SHP/SON
Contact: Beth Cammarn


Pepper Investigators Meeting March 5

Pepper Investigators LecturePlease join us for the next Pepper Investigator's Lecture: March 5, 2013 Noon-1pm RSH 6.100 "Patient and Caregiver Preferences in Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes" Presented by Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences. **Please remember to acknowledge the Claude D. Pepper OAIC grant # 5P30-AG024832 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


Special TRAM meeting March 4

TRAMPlease join us for a special TRAM Meeting: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12-1pm Rebecca Sealy 6.100 "Novel Strategies to Improve Physical Function in Older Adults: Discussing Potential Collaborations Between UTMB and Ritsumeikan University" Presented by Satoshi Fujita, PhD Professor, Ritsumeikan University. Contact: Stephanie Burt


Pepper Pilot Project Investigator Dr. Tristi Muir: Our Bodies, Our Lives - Fight Back Against Stress

Dr. Muir Galv Daily News March 4, 2014
In a world where stress is a constant companion, what can we do to fight back?
Read the article at the Galveston Daily News


ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series in Aging: Double Feature Feb. 27

A Thousand TomorrowsMore than a Thousand TomorrowsUTMB East Texas Geriatric Education Center Consortium In partnership with the Texas AHEC East present Monthly Video Series in Aging Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12 - 1:00 pm Rebecca Sealy Hospital Classroom 6.100 Healthy light lunch, popcorn and refreshments provided. Contact: Tony DiNuzzo


CER/PCOR Lecture Feb. 26

PCORSealy Center on Aging, February 2014
Please join us for the last of a four-part minicourse: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 "Implementation of Shared Decision Making in 'Real World' Clinical Practice" Presented by Robert Volk, PhD Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine Research, Division of Internal Medicine The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


19th Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging Jan through March

Galveston County Daily News, February 18, 2014

Lefeber Winter Series

The 19th annual Lefeber Winter Lecture Series, presented by the Sealy Center on Aging on consecutive Tuesdays through March 4, continues tonight from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Levin Hall South Auditorium, located at 10th and Market streets. "Is HIV a model of accelerated aging?" will be presented by Dr. Kevin P. High, professor of medicine and translational chief in the section of infectious diseases and associate dean for clinical research at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Next week's lecture will look at pathways to healthy aging. Tuesday evenings, January 28 - March 4, 2014


Months after rehab, knee and hip patients keep improving

Dr. OttenbacherChicago Tribune, Feb. 17, 201
People who have had a knee or hip replacement reap the benefits of intense rehab months after they've returned home, according to a new analysis. "If you can get patients to a certain threshold level, they can do the rest of the rehabilitation on their own," coauthor Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR told Reuters Health. "In a sense, these patients become their own physical therapists," he said. Ottenbacher directs the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB.


CER/PCOR Lecture Feb 19

CER/PCOR Lecture Feb. 19Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 "From CER to PCOR: The Evolution of a Study of Symptomatic Gallstone Disease in Older Adults" Presented by Abhishek Parmar, MD Gastrointestinal Research Fellow **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


ETGEC-C Special Topics in Geriatrics Session 2 Fe. 19

ETGEC Feb 19Special Topics in Geriatrics - Health Care and the Older Patient Session 2: Social issues affecting Alzheimer's Patients and their Caregivers

"Memory Loss: A Family Affair" presented by Adele Herzfeld, LMSW, Sr. Social Worker University of Texas Medical Branch & Alice Williams, Executive Director Libby's Place Senior Day Program Galveston, TX

"An Intimate Look at Dementia: Examining Issues Surrounding Intimacy, Sexuality, and Ethics for PWD" presented by Sarah Taylor, BA, Education Manager Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter. Contact:Tony DiNuzzo or Rachel Little


Dr. Ottenbacher and Colleagues Study Readmission Rates and Factors

Dr. OttenbacherFebruary 11, 2014

Hospital readmission rate varies following care at rehabilitation facilities providing services to Medicare fee-for-service patients.
Among rehabilitation facilities providing services to Medicare fee-for-service patients, 30-day hospital readmission rates vary, from about 6 percent for patients with lower extremity joint replacement to nearly 20 percent for patients with debility (weakness or feebleness), according to a study in JAMA. UTMB's Kenneth J. Ottenbacher and colleagues conducted a study to determine 30-day readmission rates and factors related to readmission for patients receiving post-acute inpatient rehabilitation. The news appears in Medical News Today, Science Codex and Bio-Medicine. More about this article at Guidry News.

Sealy Center on Aging Special Lecture Feb 6

Special LecturePlease join us for a Sealy Center on Aging Special Lecture, "A Life Span Approach to the Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease" Presented by Brian Downer, Graduate Research Assistant, ABD, University of Kentucky, Graduate Center for Gerontology. Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12-1pm Ewing Hall 1.104.


CER/PCOR Lecture Feb 5

CER/PCOR Lecture Feb. 5Please join us for the next CER/PCOR Lecture: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100 "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Stakeholder Engagement Methods" Presented by Sharon A. Croisant, MS, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health UTMB Center in Environmental Toxicology, Director, Community-Based Research Facility Director, Community Outreach and Education Core UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences, Co-director, Community Engagement Key Resource. **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


Pepper Investigator's Lecture Feb 5

Pepper Investigator's Lecture Feb 5"Amino Acid Sensing in the Control of mTORC1 Signaling and Protein Metabolism in Aging Muscle" Presented by Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism **Please remember to acknowledge the Claude D. Pepper OAIC grant # 5P30-AG024832 in all applicable publications.**
Contact: Stephanie Burt


CER/PCOR Lecture Miniseries Continues Jan 29

PCORPlease join us for the third of a four-part minicourse: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 1-2pm Rebecca Sealy 5.100, "The Role of Patients' Stories in Shared Decision Making" Presented by Robert Volk, PhD Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine Research, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX **Please remember to acknowledge the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research grant #1R24HS022134 in all applicable publications.** Contact: Stephanie Burt


ETGEC-C Double Feature on Jan 23

Hope In Sight Elder Abuse ETGEC-C Monthly Video Series on Aging Double Feature : "Responding to Elder Abuse: What Community Corrections Should Know" and "Hope in Sight: Living with Macular Degeneration" January 23, 2014.

Contact: Tony DiNuzzo, PhD


ETGEC-C Special Topics in Aging - Lecture Series Kicks off Jan 15
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