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Lefeber Winter Series on aging  TUESDAYS JAN 31 - FEB 28, 2023 | 5-7:00PM | REGISTER ONLINE

The Lefeber Hughes Winter Series on Aging


The Lefeber Hughes Winter Series on Aging, now in its 28th year, features nationally recognized gerontology research educators, basic scientists, clinicians, and social scientists. This event will be offered in a hybrid format with presentations online and in-person. Please register to receive details.

Event Info

Tuesdays Jan 31 - Feb 28, 2023
Lecture at 5:00 PM
Reception to follow for those in person

photo of man and womanThe series honors Dr. Edward James Lefeber and his daughter, Dr. Nancy Lefeber Hughes. Edward Lefeber was a UTMB professor of Medicine who was a strong proponent of eldercare and the study of aging at a time when few doctors were prepared to care for older patients. His daughter Nancy began her career as a nurse, and after more than a decade, decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a physician. She was well-known in the Galveston area for her compassionate care and dedication to her patients.

The community is invited each Tuesday for five weekly lectures. Each speaker will present a lecture on an important aspect of aging research and consult with students, faculty, and staff on research topics, grant applications, and articles being written for publication while they are at UTMB. The lecture series is open to the general public and attracts a number of older adults and healthcare providers from the Galveston community, in addition to UTMB scientists and providers.

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Optimizing Primary Care for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Work of the Northwestern Pepper CenterTuesday, January 31, 2023

Michael S. Wolf, PhD, MPH, MA, James R. Webster, Jr. Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Applied Health Research On Aging (CAHRA), Associate Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Associate Division Chief, General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University


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Long Term Care: A Concept in TransitionTuesday, February 7, 2023

James S. Goodwin, MD, George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB Health


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UConn Pepper Center: Early Insights into Precision Gerontology and GeroscienceTuesday, February 14, 2023

George A. Kuchel, MD CM, FRCP, AGSF, FGSA, Professor and Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology; Director, UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut, Chief, Geriatric Medicine, UConn Health; Director, UConn Older Americans Independence (Pepper) Center; Director, NIH SenNet KAPP-Sen Tissue Mapping Center; Director, NIA Geroscience Education and Training Network, UConn Health


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Rearview in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons LearnedTuesday, February 21, 2023

Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, FCCP, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Clinical Innovation Officer in the UTMB Health System; Sealy & Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine; Professor & Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UTMB Health


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We Love Space. But Does Space Love You Back?Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Ronak V. Shah, DO, MBA, MPH, Director, Aerospace Medicine Department of Global Health and Emerging Diseases,  School of Public and Population Health, UTMB Health

Lefeber Winter Series Speakers