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Fernando M. Runzer-Colmenares, MD

(November 2010-February 2011) received his MD degree from Universidad de San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru. He is a third year Geriatrics fellow at the Peruvian Navy Medical Center. Dr. Runzer is a member of the Center for Research on Aging at Universidad de San Martin de Porres (CIEN - USMP) and the Peruvian Mental Health Working Group. His clinical and research interests are mental health, frailty and rural elderly. During his stay at UTMB, Dr. Ruzner's main goal is to improve his research skills and to advance his research agenda on frailty and mental health.

Working Papers

Runzer-Colmenares F, Al Snih S, Ternent-Samper R, Ottenbacher KJ, Parodi JF, Wong R. "Prevalence and Associated Factors of Frailty among Peruvian Older Adults".

News & Events

Dr. Rebeca Wong

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

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