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The Lefeber Hughes Winter Series on Aging

Tuesday Evenings January 30 - February 27, 2024

Join us for the Lefeber Hughes Winter Series on AgingNow in its 29th Year

The Lefeber Hughes Winter Series on Aging, now in its 29th year, features nationally recognized gerontology research educators, basic scientists, clinicians, and social scientists. This series of 5 weekly lectures is offered in a hybrid format, with presentations that are open to the community online and in-person.

Event Info

Date: Tuesdays Jan 30 - Feb 27, 2024
Time: Lecture at 5:00 PM
Location: 3rd floor, Health Education Center (HEC), 301 11th St, Galveston, TX 77550
Details: Reception to follow for those in person, Free parking in the lot between 12th & 13th Streets on Mechanic, Hybrid format (online and in person)

Contact Us

Kelley Sitgreaves
Research Project Manager
Phone: (409) 747-1987

About the Winter Series

The 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.

2024 Speakers

Past Events


Lefeber Winter Series Speakers