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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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Phone: (409) 747-0008


UTMB Health Logo, Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Health of Older Minorities

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.

Empower Yourself with UTMB's Diabetes Prevention and Care Program

Mar 29, 2024, 14:55 PM by SCOA

Are you an adult age 65+ living with diabetes? Do you want to take control of your health and live an active, fulfilling life? Look no further – UTMB's Diabetes Prevention and Care Program is here to support you!

Thanks to a generous grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, UTMB is proud to offer a range of evidence-based programs designed specifically for adults aged 65 and older living with diabetes.

Led by esteemed Principal Investigators Drs. Hani Serag and Hanaa Sallam, these programs are tailored to empower you to adopt healthy behaviors and thrive.

Classes Include:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (for ages 65+ with diabetes and related conditions like hypertension, heart disease, stroke, or arthritis)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program (specially crafted for ages 65+ with diabetes)
  • Health Coaches for Hypertension Control
  • GeriFit (strength training designed for ages 65+ with diabetes)
  • Walk with Ease (ideal for ages 65+ with diabetes and arthritis)

These transformative programs are available to eligible members of our community starting February 2024. Classes will be conveniently held at various locations including the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center at the Primary Care Pavilion in Galveston (with provided parking), the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Galveston and Angleton, as well as other community sites. For those preferring the comfort of home, we also offer online sessions via Zoom. Contact Dr. Hanaa Sallam at or Alice Williams at or call 409-266-9647 for more information and to register today! Visit us online at and click on the "Our Programs" tab at the top for detailed information.

Don't let diabetes hold you back – take charge of your health journey with UTMB's Diabetes Prevention and Care Program. Join us and thrive!

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Research ProgramsSupported in part by the Sealy Center on Aging