Advisory Board

The Hispanic Center of Excellence's main objective is to increase its recruitment, training, and retention of junior and minority faculty through formal and informal faculty development activities, mentoring, and financial assistance. An ultimate goal of the HCOE is to increase promotion and tenure among Hispanic faculty.

News Announcement

Dr. Rebeca Wong is Chair of the newly developed OAIC Hispanic Aging Council supporting integration of Hispanic aging in the UTMB OAIC research across the translational spectrum. We will work closely with UTMB Chairs, Center and Institute Directors to identify opportunities for additional growth in the areas of longitudinal studies, large data and Hispanic aging, and proactively recruit new junior and senior investigators in Hispanic aging.

Please visit the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center website: to learn more about the Pepper Center.