The Sealy Center on Aging (SCoA) supports clinical trials and is proactively looking for industry trial opportunities. We are increasing clinical trial capacity and improving the processes that facilitate clinical trial initiation, regulatory support, and coordination. SCoA has increased staff support and restructured the Clinical Research Resource Core and Volunteer Registry to better assist investigators in their regulatory needs and subject recruitment.
SCoA is currently participating in two large clinical trials funded by the NIH and PCORI:
- ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly trial (ASPREE) - A trial studying whether aspirin improves functional and cognitive outcomes in older adults.
- Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) A study on fall prevention in older adults living in the community using a pragmatic approach.
In addition, work on our electronic health record (EHR) system conducted as part of a UT System grant has positioned SCoA at the forefront for use of our EHR for clinical trials, leading to our inclusion as a clinical site in the STRIDE Study.
The Volunteer Registry
Senior volunteers (age 55 and over) are invited to join the Volunteer Registry. The Registry is a list of volunteers interested in contributing to research studies on the health and well-being of older persons. Aging research participants also have a chance to learn more about their own health.