Consortium on Aging

Research

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Geriatric Studies for Junior Faculty

Through a generous gift from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, the UTHealth Consortium on Aging has been able to offer pilot grants to junior faculty for the third time since 2011. The goals of the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Geriatric Studies for Junior Faculty program are to integrate geriatrics studies across all the schools of the health science center, increase collaboration and cooperation between school faculties, instill geriatrics studies into all student curriculum, and foster future geriatrics practitioners.

Grants awarded in 2014 are:

Project Name:

Oral Health in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases

Award:

$10,000

Principal Investigator:

Cameron B. Jeter, Assistant Professor
UTHealth School of Dentistry

Collaborators:

June Sadowsky, DDS, MPH, UTHealth School of Dentistry
Erin Furr Stimming, MD, UTHealth Medical School
Gena Tribble, PhD, UTHealth School of Dentistry

   

Project Name:

Bone turnover status and its association with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in an older diabetic Hispanic population: A pilot study using the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort

Award:

$10,000

Principal Investigator:

Nahid Rianon, MD, DrPH, Assistant Professor
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, UTHealth Medical School

Collaborators:

Catherine G. Ambrose, PhD, UTHealth Medical School
Joseph B. McCormick, MD, UTHealth School of Public Health
Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD, UTHealth School of Public Health

Recruitment of Subjects for Clinical Research

The Consortium on Aging is pleased to work with investigators who wish to recruit subjects for clinical research. For procedural information please click on Process for Recruitment of Subjects for Clinical Subjects.