Visiting Scholars in Aging
This is a formal program in aging research whereby researchers from partner institutions conduct collaborative research and training activities at UTMB. The program takes advantage of current networks and fosters future collaborations with institutions in Mexico, and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The result is increased research collaboration and understanding of cross-cultural, social, and political issues affecting aging research and clinical care.
The Visiting Scholars usually design a specific research program focused on Hispanic older adults, to be completed in coordination with UTMB researchers. They have the chance to interact with Sealy Center on Aging and other faculty members of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The program is an opportunity for the visitors to be part of UTMB, and to enjoy the resources and facilities of the institution.