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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)
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Galveston, TX 77555-0177
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In Memoriam: Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM

May 20, 2022, 08:16 AM by SCOA

Paddon-Jones-muscleProfessor Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM passed away in August 2021 after a brief and aggressive illness. He was well-respected as a researcher and educator who sought the improvement in human health through the study of muscle mass regulation and function.

Dr. Paddon-Jones came to UTMB in 2000 to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in protein metabolism in the Department of Surgery. He held faculty appointments in the Departments of Surgery and Physical Therapy, among other academic and research roles, prior to his appointment in the Department of Nutrition and Metabolism in 2012.

In 2016, Dr. Paddon-Jones was named the Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health. He was also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a senior fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging.

Dr. Paddon-Jones' impact on research in muscle function is widespread, as evident in his federal funding, publications, and prestige as a national and international speaker and consultant. His work continues here at UTMB with his most recent federal grant still underway.

He is greatly missed by his many friends, colleagues, and mentees at UTMB and around the world. UTMB has established an endowment fund to commemorate his legacy and his contributions to research. Donations can be made under the designation of the  Paddon-Jones Memorial Fund.

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