The Sealy Center on Aging Volunteer Registry
Information for research investigators
The registry maintains a list of persons aged 55 and over who are interested in participating in research studies. Self-reported sociodemographic and health information obtained by questionnaire is stored in a database managed and analyzed by the General Clinical Research Center. The registry is available to any researchers at UTMB. There is no charge to use the registry nor do volunteers require compensation. It facilitates research on aging by helping to recruit subjects and by disseminating information about research projects through mailing lists, newsletters and presentations. There are now approximately 800 volunteers.
The Sealy Center on Aging (SCOA) Volunteer Registry at your request will create mailing labels of all volunteers who meet the inclusionary criteria of your particular study. You then send a recruitment letter out on your letterhead with your phone number so that the volunteers can contact you if they are interested in participating. Please include the following statement in our letter "Your name was given to us by the Sealy Center on Aging Volunteer Registry." Please note that your initial contact to volunteers obtained from the SCOA Volunteer Registry should be by letter, and not by phone.
Senior volunteers (age 55 and over) are being invited to join the UTMB Center on Aging Volunteer Registry. The Registry is a list of people who have volunteered to take part in research studies on the health and well-being of older persons. By becoming a participant in aging research you will have a chance to learn more about your own health, receive a newsletter focusing on senior health issues, and participate in studies that are interesting to you. For more information please see Ten of the Most Commonly Asked Questions.
UTMB faculty with a special interest in aging (in areas such as exercise, nutrition, and memory function) use the Registry to recruit subjects for their studies. From time to time a UTMBinvestigator might send you information about an opportunity to participate in a study. You are never under any obligation to participate in a study. Information for Research Investigators.
Some studies may pay for transportation and/or participation.
Subject Information Form:
If you are interested in being part of the Volunteer Registry please fill out the Subject Information Form online and submit it through our website or give us a call and we'll mail you the form. Your name will then be put on the Registry list. Remember this does not obligate you in any way to participate.
Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding the Volunteer Registry or participating in the exciting research currently underway at UTMB.
For more information please contact:
Roxana Hirst, MS
Clinical Gerontology Recruitment Coordinators
UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Sealy Center on Aging
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-0460
email: Roxana Hirst