The Sealy Center on Aging (SCoA) currently supports 22 clinical trials and is proactively looking for industry trial opportunities. This has been the result of a deliberate effort to increase clinical trial capacity and improve the processes that facilitate clinical trial initiation, regulatory support, and coordination. The Center increased the pool of study coordinators and restructured the Clinical Research Resource Core and Volunteer Registry to better support investigators in their regulatory needs and subject recruitment.
Current Studies at the Sealy Center on Aging
SCoA's participation in two large clinical trials funded by the NIH and PCORI include:
- the ASPREE trial of aspirin to improve functional and cognitive outcomes in older adults
- the STRIDE Study on fall prevention in older adults living in the community using a pragmatic approach.
The work on our electronic health record (EHR) system conducted as part of the UT System grant has positioned the Center at the forefront for use of our EHR for clinical trials, leading to our inclusion as a clinical site in the STRIDE Study.