News and Events

Annual Events

The Sealy Center on Aging supports a number of events related to research, education, and community service throughout the year focusing on improving the health and well-being of the elderly. Follow @UTMB_SCoA on Twitter and visit our Facebook Page for announcements.

News Archive

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    Caregiver Connection moves to Teleconferencing as of April 1, 2020

    April 2, 2020, 10:23 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    The Caregiver Connection support group, led by Alice Williams, Community Education Specialist with SCOA, held its first teleconference meeting on April 1. The group will continue to meet virtually until further notice. Contact Alice Williams at for more info.
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    Dr. Ottenbacher Receives New NIH/NIA Grant

    April 1, 2020, 14:19 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Dr. Ottenbacher received a new 5-year grant from the NIH/NIA, titled “Academic Leadership Award in Data Science and Discovery” (K07AG064031)
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    Lefeber Winter Series Videos Now Available

    April 1, 2020, 08:15 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Announcing the availability of online videos from the 25th Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging at UTMB. Watch 5 one-hour videos from this year's selection of experts, and browse previous recordings.
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    Presentation on Navigating Resources for Local Providers

    March 31, 2020, 13:27 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Community Education Specialist Alice Williams, LBSW, MS and others visited HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland on February 27, 2020 where they presented “Navigating the Resource Jungle – Tips and resources for quickly finding care and services in our community” at the Community Assistance Providers of Galveston County (CAPGAL) monthly meeting.
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    17th Annual Abundant Living Conference

    March 31, 2020, 13:18 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    One hundred seniors from across Texas came together in the piney woods of Camp Allen to celebrate aging abundantly through fellowship, learning, being in nature, fishing, music, yoga and much more March 2-4, 2020 at Camp Allen, Navasota, TX.
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    2020 Texas Senior Corps Association Conference, Thanks to Ritchie Adoue

    March 31, 2020, 12:30 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    RSVP Program Director Ritchie Adoue hosted coordinated the 2020 Texas Senior Corps Association Conference here in Galveston on February 26 – 28, 2020.
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    Melissa Lockhart is President Elect of GAPNA

    March 6, 2020, 14:11 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Melissa C. Lockhart, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC is President Elect of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Gulf Coast Region (Dallas, Brownsville, San Antonio Region). She will take office in July, 2020. Dr. Lockhart is currently involved in the Dementia Care Study (D-CARE) supported by the Sealy Center on Aging at UTMB.
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    Sarcopenia associated with increased cardiometabolic risk

    February 11, 2020, 16:20 PM by Doug Brunk, Clinical Endocrinology News
    “Loss of lean body mass and function with aging decreases the amount of metabolically active tissue, which can lead to insulin resistance,” Elena Volpi, MD, said at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. “Insulin resistance reduces muscle protein anabolism and accelerates sarcopenia, perpetuating a vicious cycle.”
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    Alice Williams Visits Gulf Parkinson's Source Meeting

    February 11, 2020, 16:09 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Community Education Specialist Alice Williams, LBSW, MS, visited Gulf Parkinson's Source (GPS) meeting on February 6, 2020 where she presented about current research at SCOA, UTMB resources for community education & caregiving, and the Abundant Living Conference.
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    Melissa Lockhart Presents in UTMB's "Time-Out" Session

    February 5, 2020, 10:25 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Melissa C. Lockhart, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC was recently invited to present, "Protect Your Loved Ones. Obtain the Forms Everyone Should Have," in the weekly "Time-Out" Session hosted by the UTMB Health Resource Center on February 5, 2020 at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A. Dr. Lockhart is currently involved in the Dementia Care Study (D-CARE).
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    Alice Williams Presents About Opportunities for Seniors

    January 23, 2020, 13:04 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Community Education Specialist Alice Williams, LBSW, MS visited Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church where she gave a presentation about the annual Abundant Living Conference and the RSVP of Galveston County. She also presented about current opportunities to participate in aging research at UTMB.
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    Video: Dr. Markides Presents Update on Hispanic EPESE

    January 15, 2020, 15:16 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly: An Update Presented by Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD, Professor, Annie and John Gnitzinger Professor of Aging; Editor, Journal of Aging and Health
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    Dr. Lyons Receives Aging Professorship

    January 14, 2020, 09:24 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Congratulations to Elizabeth J. Lyons, PhD, MPH, on new professorship: the Grace Bucksch Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging.
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    Dr. Pappadis Collaborates with Chronic Brain Injury Task Force on Special Issue

    January 14, 2020, 09:14 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD collaborated with the Chronic Brain Injury Task Force of American College of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) on a special issue of Brain Injury Professional.
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    Mexican Health and Aging Study Users Meeting

    December 18, 2019, 10:37 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Rebeca Wong, PhD and colleagues hosted the annual meeting for users of the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) November 20-22 in Mexico. Sixty-five international scholars and students attended the meeting and thirty-six oral presentations were given. Participating institutions included eleven from Mexico and sixteen from outside of Mexico.
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    UTMB Researchers Help Older Patients Recover Better

    December 11, 2019, 12:23 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    A new paper in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences shows potential new ways to speed up recovery from the hospital. UTMB researchers tried different strategies to boost the function of older adults hospitalized for an acute illness.
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    Texas RCMAR Call for Pilots Due Jan 31

    December 10, 2019, 13:50 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    The Texas Resource Center on Minority Aging Research is accepting pilot applications until January 13, 2020.
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    Podcast with Dr. Goodwin at JAMA on new publication about hospitalists

    December 6, 2019, 15:01 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Hospitalist schedules promoting inpatient continuity of care may be associated with better outcomes of hospitalization. James S. Goodwin discusses in a podcast with JAMA.
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    Can our muscles stay young even as we get old? UTMB researchers are studying how to maintain muscle strength as we age

    November 21, 2019, 15:48 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Physical activity and diet play a vital role in protecting muscle health. Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD studies how to retain muscle strength and how to consume proteins to help with this process.
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    Older Mexican American adults experiencing pain are at risk of developing frailty

    November 21, 2019, 15:38 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Recent PhD program graduate Jaspreet Sodhi and colleagues published a paper, Pain as a predictor of frailty over time among older Mexican Americans in the Journal PAIN. A video and press release are now online.
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