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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 older adults 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 older adults.

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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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Dr. Raji Presents at Geriatric Medication Safety Symposium

Apr 22, 2022, 13:03 PM by SCOA

Dr. Raji was the Plenary Speaker at the 2022 Geriatric Medication Safety Symposium this month. He presented, “Opioid and Benzodiazepine Substitute Use in Older Adults Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic.”

About the Symposium

Medication-related morbidity and mortality are significant health concerns in older adults, who are highly susceptible to medication-related problems. Safe medication use practices require coordinated efforts by providers and patients in the medication use process. Medication-related problems range from prescribing high-risk medications to misuse of medications by older adults.

The Geriatric Medication Safety Symposium builds upon successful collaboration between the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy (PHOP) and the UTHealth McGovern Medical School in establishing and hosting the Houston Medication Safety Symposium in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Research ProgramsSupported in part by the Sealy Center on Aging