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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

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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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Data Sciences & Discovery Pilot Grants Application Due: April 30, 2021

Mar 5, 2021, 16:07 PM by SCOA

Data Sciences & Discovery Pilot Grants Application Due: April 30, 2021

Award Period: July 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022

The Office of Biostatistics (OBIOS) encourages researchers to submit pilot project proposals aimed at: developing and/or utilizing state-of-the-art quantitative/data science methodologies and technologies to address aging-related research questions. These pilot grants are supported by the K07 on Academic Leadership Award in Data Science and Discovery funded by National Institute on Aging, and co-sponsored by Center for Recovery, Physical Activity, and Nutrition (CeRPAN), and Center for Large Data Research & Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR).

Up to two awards of $20,000 each will be funded for 9 months.

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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.