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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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Dr. Lyons Invited to NIH Health Promotion in Communities Study Section through 2025

May 4, 2021, 11:19 AM by SCOA

Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH, has been invited to serve as a member of the Health Promotion in Communities Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2025.

Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science. These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country.

Dr. Lyons was nominated because of her demonstrated competence and achievement in her scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of her research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.


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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.