The Sealy Center on Aging underwent a comprehensive external review in April, 2001 and was identified as one of the top aging research programs in the country. Aging research at UTMB is conducted by fellows and senior fellows in the Sealy Center on Aging. The fellows and senior fellows are UTMB faculty members from any school or department at the University whose research, educational activities, or community efforts involve aging in a meaningful way. A senior fellow is an individual of profssorial rank who has achieved distinction in research, educational and/or community activities relative to aging. Fellows or senior fellows are selected by the Advisory Board of the Sealy Center on Aging. There are currently more than 60 fellows and senior fellows appointed in the Sealy Center on Aging representing all four schools at UTMB and many departments.