The Pepper Center at UTMB:
Continuously Funded Since 2000

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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


Featured News

Dr. Lyons Receives Aging Professorship

Jan 14, 2020, 09:24 AM by Sealy Center on Aging
Congratulations to Elizabeth J. Lyons, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition & Metabolism, School of Health Professions on new professorship, the Grace Bucksch Gnitzinger Distinguished Professorship in Aging. Lyons Aging Professorship

Dr. Lyons is a fellow at the Sealy Center on Aging and leader in training at the UTMB Pepper Center. She is also a behavioral researcher with an interest in creating interventions to improve cancer prevention and control by changing weight-related behaviors. She is particularly interested in using technology to increase motivation for physical activity among sedentary older adults and breast cancer survivors.



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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.