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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 (2000-2020): 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

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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    Dr. Downer Appointed Co-Director of Translational Research Scholars Program

    September 8, 2021, 09:44 AM by SCOA
    Brian Downer, PhD, has been appointed Co-Director of Translational Research Scholars Program in the Institution of Translation Sciences at UTMB.
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    Dr. Rasmussen Appointed Associate Dean for Innovation & Commercialization

    September 8, 2021, 08:32 AM by SCOA
    Blake Rasmussen, PhD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Innovation & Commercialization for the School of Health Professions. Dr. Rasmussen is currently serving as the Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Metabolism & Rehabilitation Sciences and has been continuously funded by the NIH for the past 17 years at UTMB.
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    Dr. Deer Presents about Covid Recovery

    September 7, 2021, 08:31 AM by SCOA
    Today at noon, Dr. Rachel Deer will present as part of the Infectious Diseases & Immunity Colloquium Series, “The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery: UTMB Post-COVID Recovery Clinic Research Updates”.
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    UTMB Awarded $2.9 million for State-wide Data Management and Analysis Core for Comparative Effectiveness Research

    August 19, 2021, 13:12 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
    As part of $142 million in new grants, the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, (CPRIT) announced on August 18, 2021 an award of $2,936,731 to Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Director of the UTMB Office of Biostatistics. The award supports the establishment of a state-wide resource, The Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC) for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas, at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
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  • COVID-19 Presentation Aug 16th on Zoom

    August 10, 2021, 09:49 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
    UTMB’s Institute for Translational Science and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invites you to participate in a conversation on “Setting the Record Straight: Separating COVID and Vaccine Myth from Fact” featuring Scott Weaver, PhD and Rachel Deer, PhD.
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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.