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The Pepper Center at UTMB:
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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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    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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    Dr. Pappadis Named Elite Reviewer for ACRM

    April 29, 2022, 13:49 PM by SCOA
    Monique Pappadis, MED, PhD has been named an Elite Reviewer for 2021 for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, once more. She is 1 of 29 reviewers or the top 3% with this designation. Elite status designation reflects the number, timeliness, and quality of reviews for the Archives in 2021. Congratulations, Dr. Pappadis!
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    New research: Mexican immigrants have to work longer due to inadequate social security benefits

    April 28, 2022, 12:11 PM by SCOA
    A new journal article by Rebeca Wong, PhD and colleagues, Migration, work, and retirement: the case of Mexican-origin populations, is highlighted in an article at USC Price, New research: Mexican immigrants have to work longer due to inadequate social security benefits.
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    H-EPESE Presentation Aril 27, 2022

    April 26, 2022, 12:23 PM by SCOA
    Please join us for the Secondary Data Analysis Seminar Series: Identifying Data Sources for High Impact Research as Drs Al Snih and Markides present, “The H-EPESE: Longitudinal Study of older Mexican Americans” sponsored by the Department of Population Health and Health Disparities on April 27th at Noon.
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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.