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The Pepper Center at UTMB:
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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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Pepper OAIC Webinars of Interest

Jul 7, 2020, 10:45 AM by Roxann Grover

Researchers are invited to join two upcoming webinars from The Pepper Coordinating Center.

Succeeding in aging research during the pandemic: a webinar for research fellows and junior faculty - July 10, 2020 1pm Central

Webinar for research fellows and junior faculty in aging research on advancing their research careers during the pandemic. Featured guests include Mike Steinman, Cynthia Boyd, Cynthia Brown, Heather Whitson, Sue Zieman, Ken Covinsky, and Andrew Cohen.

Spotlight on AGS20 Virtual Sessions: Preventing Serious Fall Injuries: Primary Findings from the STRIDE Study - July 15, 2020 5pm Central

The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) Study findings will be presented. The aim of STRIDE is to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based strategies to reduce serious fall-related injuries by implementing individually tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the rationale, design, implementation, and results of the STRIDE clinical trial; (2) discuss the STRIDE interdisciplinary, co-management approach to falls prevention; and (3) describe the policy implications of the STRIDE results.
Moderator: Annette Medina-Walpole, MD
Background and Significance - Nancy K. Latham, PhD, PT
Design, Recruitment and Retention - Thomas M. Gill, MD
Interventions - David B. Reuben, MD
Ascertainment and Adjudication of Primary Outcome - David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
Results - Thomas M. Gill, MD
Discussion - David B. Reuben, MD Policy
Implications - Shari M. Ling, MD, MSG


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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.