The 19th Annual Forum on Aging was a success with five postdoctoral and eight student awards given. Visit the Forum on Aging website for more information about the forum, winning research posters, and photos of the event.
President's Cabinet Award
By SCoA Webmaster 10/12/15
Congratulations to faculty member Liz Lyons, PhD, MPH and postdoctoral fellow Maria Swartz, PhD on their recent President's Cabinet Award for their project entitled, Pink Warrior: Support Group Toolkit for Breast Cancer Survivors. They were formally recognized at a reception on September 11, 2015.
A regular visitor to the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center recently welcomed a friend to Galveston, making it a priority to introduce the friend to this valuable resource for local seniors. The Learning Center is a free, accessible resource to promote healthy lifestyles, educate, and support seniors in our community as well as seniors visiting UTMB.
Congratulations to SCoA Associate Director Dr. Kenneth Ottenbacher on his competitive renewal of the Rehabilitation Grant. Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, has received notice of the competitive renewal of his grant titled "Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation" for September 18, 2015 through June 30, 2020.
Congratulations to Dr. Ottenbacher and his successful team!
Markides Earns GSA's 2015 Robert W. Kleemeier Award
By SCoA Webmaster 08/28/15
Kyriakos Markides, a professor in the department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, has received a grant of more than $2.5 million to continue his longitudinal study on aging in Mexican-Americans, which begun in 1994.
During the course of his research, interviewing the same group of Hispanic Americans, Markides discovered the "Hispanic Paradox." The population studied had fewer resources and access to services than other ethnic groups yet had a better overall state of health. Once the data has been gathered, it will be available through the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging.
Congratulations to WHO/PAHO Director, Dr. Rebeca Wong, on receipt of a grant for the "Mexican Cognitive Aging Ancillary Study". The project applies an in-depth assessment of cognitive impairment to a sub-sample of the MHAS cohort in Mexico in 2016, to estimate dementia prevalence in the population of older adults in Mexico.