President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.


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Proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, May 10, 2024.

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Geriatric Resilience: Engage and Treat (GREAT)

Mariam Mufti, MD
Victoria Spiciarich, LMSW
UTMB Geriatrics - Victory Lakes

Research shows older adults facing isolation and loneliness are at a significant risk of several health problems such as increased risk of stroke, heart attack, depression, dementia and suicide. The interdisciplinary team at the Victory Lakes clinic aims to empower elders through the establishment of special therapeutic groups called Geriatric Resilience: Engage And Treat (GREAT).Patients identified as being high risk for dementia and social isolation will receive multimodal therapeutic care and social support. In each 8-week closed cohort, participants will learn individual techniques to combat anxiety and depression, and how community involvement can combat social isolation.

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