Meaningful Scientific Progress
Originally, The Sealy Center on Aging (SCOA) operated on three independent areas of research, Medical Effectiveness, Hispanic Aging, and Muscle Aging. SCOA developed a fourth area, Implementation, over the past five years to provide better care at a lower cost to older adults living in the community.
Fellows and senior fellows conduct aging research at UTMB. In addition to research, SCOA supports Geriatric Education of students, junior faculty, and healthcare providers as well as many activities in the community.
Areas of Research
Our four research clusters have produced a large amount of new medical knowledge which has been implemented in our health system. Each cluster holds activities that have resulted in more than 400 publications and approximately $90 million in external research funding.