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The Pepper Center at UTMB:
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Productivity Metrics

  • Publications (2000-2020): over 650
  • Scholars Trained (2000-2020): 31
  • Pilot/Developmental studies completed (2000-2020): 63
  • Externally funded projects supported in the current cycle (2015-2020): 53
  • External projects supported in the current cycle, total dollar award (2015-2020): $93.9 million

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.


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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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    Aging in Mexico: The Most Vulnerable Adults

    May 13, 2020, 10:15 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    A new factsheet from Dr. Wong and the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) is now available. Download Aging in Mexico: The Most Vulnerable Adults MHAS Factsheet 20-2 May 2020 at the WHO/PAHO website.
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    Dr. Cantu Presents Special Lecture: “Living Arrangements of Older Mexican Americans”

    April 20, 2020, 09:56 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    April 20, 2020 at noon: Sealy Center on Aging & Health of Older Minorities Special Lecture, “Living Arrangements of Older Mexican Americans," presented by Phillip A. Cantu, PhD, Project Director, Texas Resource Center for Minority Aging Research and the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly.
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    Dr. Li Receives New NIH/NICHD and AOTF Grants

    April 7, 2020, 09:31 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    Former UTMB Pepper Center Pilot award recipient Chih-Ying (Cynthia) Li, PhD, Dept of Occupational Therapy has been selected to receive a 2 year AOTF grant and a 5 year NIH/NICHD grant award.
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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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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.