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The 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



  • New Grant to Study Non-pharmacologic Pain Intervention vs Prescription Opioids

    January 21, 2022, 10:20 AM by SCOA
    Kevin Thomas Pritchard, MS has received funding for his F31 project, “Determinants and effectiveness of non-pharmacologic pain interventions versus prescription opioids” from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Sponsors include members of the Sealy Center on Aging, Drs. Baillargeon, Kuo, and Raji. Pritchard is a PhD student in the Rehabilitation Science Program and an AHRQ T32 trainee.
  • Save the Date: Lefeber Winter Series on Aging Online Jan 25 - Feb 22, 2022

    January 7, 2022, 11:01 AM by SCOA
    The Lefeber Winter Series on Aging, now in its 27th year, features nationally recognized gerontology research educators, basic scientists, clinicians, and social scientists. All lectures will be held via Zoom. RSVP required for password. Lectures are open to everyone.
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    A featured article in JAMDA by Dr. Goodwin and colleagues looks at the rise in full-time providers in US nursing homes

    December 17, 2021, 05:30 AM by SCOA
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association by Drs. James S. Goodwin, Yong-Fang-Kuo, and Mukaila Raji from the Sealy Center on Aging and others looked at the number of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who practice full time in nursing homes. Providers working full time in the nursing home is associated with better health outcomes for the approximately 1.3 million Americans who are residents in nursing homes.
  • The Mexican Health and Aging Study Turns 20

    December 17, 2021, 05:22 AM by SCOA
    The 6th Annual Meeting of the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) Users took place October 27-29, 2021 (Virtual), in collaboration with the Mexican National Institute of Geriatrics. The MHAS is turned 20 this year!! The MHAS started its first baseline in 2001, following up a cohort of 15,000 persons aged 50 and older in Mexico. MHAS has been hosted at UTMB since 2008, with special thanks to the support from SCOA and the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center at UTMB.

Research ProgramsSupported in part by the Sealy Center on Aging