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The Pepper Center at UTMB:
Continuously Funded Since 2000

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The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) is the home of a diverse multidisciplinary team of investigators with complementary research interests. The Center supports investigators, research, and expertise in gerontology to accomplish the OAIC mission: To Improve Physical Function and Independence in Older Adults.

Productivity Metrics

  • Publications (2000-2022): over 740
  • Scholars Trained (2000-2022): 33
  • External projects currently supported: 33

Contact Us

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
Email: aging.research@utmb.edu

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    Call for Plots in Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer - Due May 27

    May 23, 2022, 09:22 AM by SCOA
    The Data Management and Analysis Core for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) on Cancer in Texas is looking for investigators in Texas academic and research institutes interested in conducting CER on cancer to submit pilot grant proposals.
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    Guest commentary: Help battle osteoporosis, the 'silent thief'

    May 23, 2022, 08:56 AM by SCOA
    Known as the “silent thief,” osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily. Read more from Elena Volpi, MD, PhD in this guest commentary in the Galveston Daily News. Learn more about the STEP-HI Study at UTMB.
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    In Memoriam: Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM

    May 20, 2022, 08:16 AM by SCOA
    Professor Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM passed away in August 2021 after a brief and aggressive illness. He was well-respected as a researcher and educator who sought the improvement in human health through the study of muscle mass regulation and function.
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    UTMB Researchers: Call for Pepper Center RL5 Scholar Applications - Due July 1

    May 18, 2022, 09:43 AM by SCOA
    The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center encourages UTMB investigators to submit RL5 scholar applications. The Research Education Component engages early-stage investigators in a mentored research experience to support the development of externally funded research. Deadline: July 1, 2022.
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  • Call for Pilots in Aging Research - LOIs Due May 23

    May 5, 2022, 08:17 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    The NIH-funded UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (P30 AG024832) encourages UTMB investigators to submit pilot research proposals for translational aging research on physical function and recovery from illness in older adults. Proposals from basic science, clinical trials, patient-centered outcomes, population health, and any other area of translational research (T1-T4) are welcome.
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301 University Blvd. Galveston, TX 77555-0177 | p 409.747.0008 | f 409.772.8931
The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Award #P30-AG024832 is funded by
the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.