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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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    Dr. Wong Appointed as the Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health

    July 5, 2022, 16:10 PM by SCOA
    Rebeca Wong, PhD, has been appointed as the Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health in the School of Public and Population Health through June 2025. Dr. Wong is Vice-Chair for Research, School of Public and Population Health; Director of the WHO/ PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health; and Associate Director of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center as well as the Sealy Center on Aging.
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    Mechanomedicine of Aging Symposium to be held on campus and webcast July 1st

    June 28, 2022, 08:53 AM by SCOA
    A Mechanomedicine of Aging Symposium is planned for July 1st on campus and via webcast featuring presentations from members of the Sealy Center on Aging and Pepper Center at UTMB. All UTMB researchers are invited.
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    Alice Williams Participates in Caregiver Conference

    June 24, 2022, 14:55 PM by SCOA
    The Sealy Center on Aging participated in the Positive Caregiving conference hosted by the Alzheimer's Association: Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter at United Way of Greater Houston on June 23rd, 2022. Alice Williams, MS, LBSW participated in a panel discussing How to Improve Resilience in Caregiving.
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    AmeriCorps Seniors Serve the Community

    June 24, 2022, 14:25 PM by SCOA
    AmeriCorps Seniors are busy assisting the community in Galveston County. The Salvation Army made a call for help with serving dinner to those in need. AmeriCorps Seniors/RSVP director Ritchie Adoue and volunteers were able to answer the call.
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    UTMB Doctoral Students Receive Awards

    June 24, 2022, 14:14 PM by SCOA
    Current MD/PhD candidate Kelli LaCroix won second place in the recent UTMB T1-T4 3-minute thesis challenge. In addition, current Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral student Jason Johnson, BS, is the recipient of the 2022-2023 Jeane B. Kempner Predoctoral Fellowship Award. Congrats to both from your mentors & colleagues at SCOA.

Research ProgramsSupported in part by the Sealy Center on Aging