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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

Contact Us

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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Featured News

UTMB Pepper Center Awards 3 New Pilot Projects

Nov 2, 2021, 09:31 AM by SCOA

The Pepper Center recently funded three new pilot projects from 10/15/21 – 10/14/22.  

  • Peter Cram, MD, Internal Medicine, Evaluating the Usability of a Novel Hip Fracture Web-app, My Hip-Fracture (My-HF)
  • Tse-Chuan Yang, PhD, Preventive Medicine and Population Health, Neighborhood Structural Inequalities and Opioid Use Disorder among Older Adults: Before and During the COVID19 Pandemic Comparisons
  • Sagar Gaikwad, PhD, Neurology, Inflammaging: Role of HMGB1 mediated chronic inflammation in aging-associated cognitive dysfunctions and decreased lifespan

Learn more about the Pilot Program at the UTMB Pepper Center.


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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.