In 2009 there were 39.6 million adults ages 65 and older, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). By 2030, that number will nearly double to an estimated 72.1 million older adults.
Health professionals throughout The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are working to treat and diagnose conditions affecting seniors, including the frail elderly. UTHealth is combining research, patient care and education to prepare for their critical future needs.
Burnett named co-director of Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute
Jason Burnett, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has been appointed co-director of the Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment (TEAM) Institute.Continue reading »
Herzstein Foundation grants awarded to junior faculty in geriatrics
Three junior faculty who specialize in geriatric and palliative healthcare have received grants from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Consortium on Aging through a gift from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.Continue reading »
UTHealth geriatric researchers receive $1 million for elder abuse prevention
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging (AoA) for an elder abuse prevention program.Continue reading »