The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Volunteer Opportunities
Senior volunteers (age 60 and over) are being invited to participate in research on age-related muscle function. The Pepper Center Studies will primarily investigate how exercise, drugs, hormones and nutrition affect muscle mass and strength. By becoming a Pepper Center Volunteer, you will have a chance to learn more about your own health, receive a newsletter focusing on senior health issues, and participate in studies helping Americans retain or improve basic muscle function as they age.
UTMB researchers with a special interest in muscle function and strength are presently recruiting subjects for their studies. From time to time a UTMB investigator might send you information about an opportunity to participate in a study. You are never under any obligation to participate in a study.
Most studies pay for transportation and/or participation.
Pepper Center Volunteer Information Form:
If you are interested in becoming a Pepper Center Volunteer please fill out the Subject Information Form online and submit it through our web site or give us a call and we'll mail you the form. We will contact you to determine whether or not you are eligible to participate in the studies going on at this time. Your name will then be put on the list of Pepper Center Volunteers. Remember this does not obligate you in any way to participate.
Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding the Pepper Center Studies or participating in the exciting research currently underway at UTMB.
For more information please contact:
Susan Minello, RN, MSN, ANP, CCRC and Roxana Hirst, MS
UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Sealy Center on Aging
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0177
email: Sue Minello or Roxana Hirst
- Galveston Daily News article – “It’s good to be the guinea pig” by Ivan Arceneaux
- Study show aging might not entail losing muscle, strength
- Pepper Center Brochure
- Pepper Center Brochure, 2nd Edition