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The mission of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center is to foster research to improve the health of older populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is possible by establishing collaborations with institutions in Latin America. The work of the Center is also committed to training scholars with a cross-cultural, multidisciplinary perspective.


What is a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health?

WHO/PAHO collaborating centers play an essential role in research and clinical training in public health, geriatrics, and gerontology. Members of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Center for Research on Aging and Hispanic Health are leaders in providing technical expertise to PAHO member countries so they can attain the maximum level of equity in access and quality of health services for older people in the Americas.

Seven WHO Collaborating Centers focus on research and training in aging/geriatrics; three are dedicated to aging and health. UTMB is home to the only WHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health in North America.

News & Events

Interview with Dr. Rebeca Wong

Sealy Center on Aging re-designated World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center

WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centers assist the global organization to investigate public health issues from many angles, ranging from basic science and animal studies to clinical trials, public policy, training and dissemination. UTMB is one of only three institutions in the United States to receive this designation.... Galv Daily News. A News Release also appears in The Guidry News. Listen to an interview with Dr. Wong. View the Provost's Blog.

Dr. Rebeca Wong

UTMB researcher receives $3 million NIH grant on aging

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