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WelcomeThe 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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    Customizing Self-Management for Older Stroke Patients with Multiple Health Issues

    September 13, 2023, 10:52 AM by SCOA
    A new study used computer analysis to understand the health problems of older stroke patients with many illnesses. Based on what they found, they created stories to make a better self-management program for these patients. Authors included Timothy Reistetter, Kimberly Hreha, Julianna Dean, Monique Pappadis, Rachel Deer, Chih-Ying Li, Ickpyo Hong, Annalisa Na, Sara Nowakowski, Hashem Shaltoni, and Suresh Bhavnani.
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    New Study Looks at Association Between Cognitive Impairment and Repeat Fractures

    September 12, 2023, 08:00 AM by SCOA
    A study by an interprofessional team of researchers including Huey-Ming Tzeng, Brian Downer, Chih-Ying Li, Mukaila A Raji, Allen Haas, and Yong-Fang Kuo investigates the association between cognitive impairment and repeat fractures.
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    Uncovering Potential Side Effects of Pain Medications: A Study on Gabapentinoids in Medicare Patients

    September 11, 2023, 09:40 AM by SCOA
    A new study by Yong-Fang Kuo, Efstathia Polychronopoulou, and Mukaila Raji investigates the safety of gabapentinoid medications used for pain management compared to opioids in Medicare patients. It reveals unexpected side effects like potential links to stroke and cancer in gabapentinoid users, suggesting the need for further research and careful consideration in prescribing these drugs
  • New Community Connection Newsletter

    August 21, 2023, 10:12 AM by SCOA
    Read the latest issue of the Sealy Center on Aging Community Connection Newsletter, including a researcher highlight featuring Dr. Wong, an infographic about COVID in Mexico, information about volunteering in the community, participating in aging research, current clinical trials, and more.
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    Sealy Center on Aging Trainee Receives NIA F31 Diversity Award

    August 17, 2023, 07:48 AM by SCOA
    Congratulations to Mariela Gutierrez for receiving an F31 Diversity Award from the National Institute on Aging for her project "The Influence of Lifetime Occupational Experience on Cognitive Trajectories Among Mexican Older Adults."
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    Submit Your Abstract to the Forum on Aging by Oct 3

    August 16, 2023, 10:59 AM by SCOA
    Join us on October 18th for the 26th Annual Forum on Aging at UTMB. This event allows faculty, fellows, and students to showcase their research and inform the UTMB community about the aging research being conducted here. It is also a great networking event and opportunity to learn about the research resources available from the Sealy Center on Aging and Research Services. Monetary awards for best student and fellow posters will be given, sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health, and Sigma Xi.

Research ProgramsSupported in part by the Sealy Center on Aging