(May-October, 2005) is a physician from Madrid, Spain. She finished her geriatric fellowship training in 2005 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Dr. Acha main interest is in neurological aspects of aging; including dementia, frailty, and disability and functional decline in older adults. She also has done research work on functional and physical performance outcomes in frail older adults. As a visiting scholar she interacted with different research groups from the Sealy Center on Aging.
Alfaro-Acha A, Al Snih S, Raji MA, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ. Does 8-foot walk time predict cognitive decline in older Mexicans Americans? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2007;55(2):245-51. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17302662
Alfaro-Acha A, Ostir GV, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ. Cognitive status, body mass index, and hip fracture in older Hispanic adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2006;54(8):1251-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16913994
Alfaro-Acha A, Al Snih S, Raji MA, Kuo YF, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ. Handgrip strength and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2006;61(8):859-65. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16912105
UTMB researcher receives $3 million NIH grant on aging
Rebeca Wong, one of the nation's foremost experts on aging, has been awarded $3.03 million by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health to continue a groundbreaking study in Mexico. Wong will use the grant for a longitudinal aging study she and collaborators started in 2001... read full article