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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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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

March 26, 2024, 09:18 AM by SCOA
The UTMB Sealy Center on Aging seeks to fill one postdoctoral fellowship position on the aging and health of diverse older adult populations. Visit the T32 Health of Older Minorities page on the SCOA website to learn more.

Dr. Pappadis receives $1.1 million in funding from the National Institute on Aging to improve elder abuse screening

Jan 12, 2023, 09:14 AM by SCOA
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Elder abuse is often undetected and underreported in primary care settings. Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) are at increased risk of elder abuse, which increases their risks for hospitalization and mortality. Currently, there is no evidence-based strategy to screen for and prevent elder abuse among older and vulnerable adults with MCI/ADRD.

To address this problem, the National Institute on Aging has awarded $1,111,618 to Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Health Disparities, for the grant “Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Caregiver and Elder Abuse Screening, Risk Assessment and Treatment to Improve Outcomes for Older and Vulnerable Adults with MCI/ADRD.” This 2-year project aims to create an effective screening and intervention approach, following a Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model, to improve elder abuse screening in primary care settings and prevent elder abuse while improving caregiver outcomes and training medical providers who serve this high-risk population. Read more: Dr. Pappadis receives $1.1 million in funding from the national institute on Aging to improve elder abuse screening

Research ProgramsSupported in part by the Sealy Center on Aging