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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

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UTMB COVID-19 Research Virtual Workshop - COVID-19 in Older Adults

Jun 24, 2020, 13:21 PM by Sealy Center on Aging

The Chief Research office and UTMB CTSA in collaboration with UTMB infectious disease research community hosted a COVID-19 Research Virtual Workshop to facilitate learning and discussion around critical research questions related to the pandemic. On Thursday June 11, researches from the Sealy Center on Aging gave presentations about COVID-19 in older adults.

View recording: COVID-19 Research Virtual Workshop - COVID-19 in Older Adults 

Introduction 
Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, FGSA, 
Director, Sealy Center on Aging  

Age dependent susceptibility to Coronaviruses 
Vineet Menachery, PhD 
Department of Microbiology & Immunology 

COVID-19 in Geriatric Patients    
Vinod Kaushik, MD 
Internal Medicine-Geriatrics  

Promoting physical and mental well-being among older adults who are social distancing 
Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, 
Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, School of Health Professions 


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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.