The Volunteer Registry maintains a list of persons aged 55 and older who are interested in participating in research studies. Pertinent information is stored on the Sealy Center on Aging database.
The Registry facilitates research at UTMB by helping recruit older adults through maintaining a database of community dwelling individuals.
Information is stored in a secure database with very limited access. It includes such items as: name, address, phone number (home and work), birth date, race, gender, height/weight, occupation (past and present), retirement, education, means of transportation, walking devices, medications, major diseases/allergies, hearing and vision, smoking history, hospitalizations in past 12 months, physical activity and medical insurance.
Recruitment from within the registry is determined by reviewing the Subject Information Form in terms of study criteria. Potentially eligible persons will be contacted by the Registry by mail to determine interest and eligibility in the study.
The Registry also helps researchers recruit subjects by either suggesting places to advertise or by submitting announcements and making presentations for the researcher.
Subjects complete a Subject Information Form. This information is entered into the ITS-CRC database, which is accessible only to designated staff of the Center on Aging. Information (without names) is released only to investigators after they have obtained IRB approval.
For more information please contact:
Roxana Hirst, MS
UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Sealy Center on Aging
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0460
email: Roxana Hirst