Pepper Center Cores and Collaboration


The UTMB Pepper Center is one of fourteen Claude D. Pepper Older Adults Independence Centers (OAICs), prized research centers funded by the National Institute on Aging.

Our Center nurtures a multidisciplinary translational research culture to fulfill the OAIC mission, which is to improve physical function and independence in older adults. Our Center is comprised of six primary cores and components. The Leadership / Administrative Core provides overall scientific and administrative leadership. The Research Education Component is the home of our training program and Scholars. The Pilot / Exploratory Studies Core is the main source of scientific innovation through the funding of Pilot Studies. Resource Cores provide infrastructure support in basic sciences (Metabolism and Biology Resource Core), clinical sciences (Clinical Research Resource Core), and data management and analysis (Biostatistics and Data Management Resource Core).

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