Consortium on Aging

Upcoming Events and Seminars, Lectures, and Trainings

Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series

SAVE THE DATE - November 13, 2014

The next event in the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lecture Series will be the visit of Daniel Mendelson, MD, Medical Director of the Highlands at Brighton and Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Mendelson is an international speaker on topics related to fragility fractures.


Women's Financial Security Forum

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 4 PM to 7 PM

Texas Woman's University, 6700 Fannin St., Houston TX

Welcome Remarks by TX State Representative Senfronia Thompson

A Conversation with Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President

Women & Retirement Panel: Challenges & Practical Advice.  Moderated by Shern-Min Chow.

RSVP by calling 1.877.926.8300 or online at

2nd Texas Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

United Way, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Tx 77007

Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation

Program and registration information


Matthew Hnatow

Medical Student Matthew Hnatow Presents Poster at National Conference

Congratulations to Matt Hnatow, third year medical student at UTHealth Medical School, who presented a poster at the ASBMR meeting in October. The Consortium on Aging was able to assist Matt with some travel funds for his trip to Baltimore.

After his trip, Matt wrote: I want to extend my thanks to the Consortium on Aging for the opportunity to represent my community and medical school by presenting my current research in osteoporosis at the 2013 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) national meeting in Baltimore, MD. My experience at the meeting was educational and inspiring. I had the opportunity to present my most recent abstract to others in my field in an interactive poster session as well as learn from those who have similar interests. Aside from the poster session, I also had the opportunity to attend lectures given by distinguished investigators in the field of bone and mineral research. Needless to say, I learned a great deal. I feel that my time spent at the ASBMR national meeting was invaluable and I look forward to potentially attending again in the future. I have no doubt that these experiences will translate to advances in my research and hopefully result in contributions to the care of the elderly.


Recent events

RsVP Lectures Bring Noted Geriatrics Experts

The RsVP (Reynolds Visiting Professor in Aging) lecture series, made possible by funding from the D. W. Reynolds Foundation and the Phyllis Gough Huffington Lecture Series II, brought the following renowned geriatrics experts to our campus in 2013:

Sidney Stahl, PhDDemystifying the Black Box of the NIH/NIA: Grant-Writing Seminar and Workshop

Ranjan Duara, MD -Management of Cognitive, Behavioral and Functional Progression in Dementing Disorders and Clinical Diagnosis and Brain Imaging in the Assessment of Dementing Disorders: A series of Vignettes                                    

Kenneth Covinsky, MD, MPHDisability and Functional Status and The Hospital Disability Syndrome: How hospitalization can lead to loss of independence in older patients                             

Lodovico Balducci, MD - Cancer in the Older Patient:  A case for complexity and Long Term Effects of Cancer and Cancer Treatment in Older Patients