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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.

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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

Featured News

  • Texas RCMAR Presentation June 25

    June 25, 2024, 11:32 AM by SCOA
    Join us for the next Texas RCMAR Scholar presentation on June 25, 2024. "Characterizing the Neurocognitive Effects of Bilingualism in Mexican American Adults," is presented by Stephanie Grasso, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, at 3 PM via zoom.
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  • Public Health in the 1990’s: 1990’s and Hispanic Health/Aging - Webinar June 24, 2024

    June 10, 2024, 10:00 AM by SCOA
    In honor of their 100-year anniversary, Delta Omega will be hosting monthly webinars. This webinar will outline two of the most well-known, longitudinal cohort studies on the health and well-being of aging Hispanic adults – the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (H-EPESE) and the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS).
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  • DMAC Workshop & Call for Pilots

    May 17, 2024, 10:17 AM by SCOA
    The Data Management and Analysis Core for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas is having a workshop on May 22, 2024 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Register today! In addition, UTMB DMAC encourages all investigators in Texas academic and research institutions to submit pilot grant proposals on comparative effectiveness research on cancer in Texas. Proposals from screening, diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment surveillance, or survivorship are all welcome. Register for information sessions to be held June 3 & 7, 2024.
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  • Norma Perez

    Dr. Pérez Raifaisen Appointed Director of WHOPAHO at UTMB

    May 15, 2024, 10:59 AM by SCOA
    We are pleased to announce that Norma A. Pérez Raifaisen, MD, DrPH, CPC, will serve as Director of the World Health Organization / Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Center on Aging and Health, effective May 1. Dr. Pérez Raifaisen is Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, John Sealy School of Medicine and PI, Center of Excellence for Professional Advancement and Research.
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  • Dr. Alan Landay Joins the Sealy Center on Aging as Interim Director

    May 6, 2024, 14:26 PM by SCOA
    We are pleased to announce that Alan Landay, PhD, will serve as Director ad interim of the Sealy Center on Aging, effective May 1. Dr. Landay is Vice President of Team Science at UTMB and Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology.
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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.