The Pepper Center
301 University Blvd.
Access is provided to infrastructure support from the UTMB OAIC, and other OAICs as appropriate.
Core Leader: Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
Co-Leader: Rebeca Wong, PhD
Co-Leader: James S. Goodwin, MD
Senior Biostatistician: Kristofer Jennings, PhD
The Specific aims are as follows:
- Identify and recruit qualified trainees in aging who are beginning their academic/scientific careers in aging and demonstrate the potential for independent research.
- Create Individualized Career Development Plans for each trainee that includes expected milestones of research progress including scientific publications, presentations, completion and submission of grant proposals, and training in scientific integrity and the protection of human participants in research.
- Develop and implement a high quality program including specific activities and mentoring experiences that will provide RCDC trainees with the skills necessary to establish productive scientific careers.
- Create and maintain a supportive infrastructure for clinical and translational aging research at UTMB including a network of senior investigators, leadership opportunities, and interdisciplinary partnerships.