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The Sealy Center on Aging at UTMB: Leading Aging Research Since 1995

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The Sealy Center on Aging focuses on improving the health and well-being of the elderly through interdisciplinary research, education, and community service by integrating the resources and activities relevant to aging at UTMB. The Center also implements our research findings in hospitals and clinics, bringing excellence and visibility to our health care system, and improving the health of our seniors.

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University of Texas Medical Branch
Sealy Center on Aging (SCoA)
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
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Phone: (409) 747-0008



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    Pepper OAIC Funding Opportunities

    July 22, 2021, 12:12 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    The OAIC National Coordinating Center for the Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Centers has announced funding opportunities including multi-center and freezer RFAs.
  • UTMB Pepper Center Offers Research Support

    July 21, 2021, 12:35 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    UTMB researchers have the opportunity to request core support services from our Pepper Center by visiting our website. Services include support for researchers whose research is in line with the Center’s mission: To improve physical function and independence in older adults.
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    Melissa Lockhart Presents in UTMB's "Time-Out" Session, “Exploring Senior Living and Long Term Care Options”

    July 19, 2021, 10:17 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Melissa C. Lockhart, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC was recently invited to present, “Exploring Senior Living and Long Term Care Options," in the weekly "Time-Out" Session hosted by the UTMB Health Resource Center on July 21, 2021, at noon on Zoom. Dr. Lockhart is currently involved in the Dementia Care Study (D-CARE).
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    Featured Article in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    July 12, 2021, 15:00 PM by SCOA
    An article by researchers in the Sealy Center on Aging was selected as a featured article in the July 2021 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. "Association of Occupational and Physical Therapy With Duration of Prescription Opioid Use After Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Medicare Enrollees" by Kevin T. Pritchard, MS, OTR, Jacques Baillargeon, PhD, Mukaila A. Raji, MD, MS, Lin-Na Chou, MS, Brian Downer, PhD, and Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD.

Research ProgramsSupported in part by the Sealy Center on Aging