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.
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: https://www.utmb.edu/scoa/research/supported-research-programs/pepper-center/home to learn more about the Pepper Center.