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New Pepper Website
UTMB Pepper OAIC launches new website
A visit with Dr. Elizabeth Lyons
UTMB's Dr. Elizabeth Lyons recently received a $140,000 grant from the American Heart Association and visited with Guidry News Service about her project that can be described as "working out with the living dead." Read the full article.
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The goal of the OAIC program is to increase scientific knowledge that will lead to better ways to maintain or restore independence to older persons. More specifically, at the UTMB Pepper Center we seek to identify predictors of physical function and recovery from illness in older adults; identify novel treatments to improve function and accelerate recovery; determine the efficacy of the identified treatments in clinical trials in geriatric patients; and increase the number of junior and senior investigators involved in geriatric research. Read on for more information about us including our leadership and administration, mission, history, cores, research funding, scientific publications, volunteering opportunities, and other resources.
The Pepper Centers Program is funded by the National Institute on Aging. The NIA supports centers at leading research institutions to develop and enhance those institutions' programs in key areas of aging research through the provision of resources to institutions to address key research problems, technological limitations, and needs for trained researchers. There are currently 14 Pepper OAICs in the U.S., with UTMB's Pepper Center serving as the only one in the Southwest. Click below to visit the National Pepper Center Website.