University of Pittsburgh

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

The goal of the University of Pittsburgh Pepper Center is to increase scientific knowledge that will lead to better ways to maintain or restore independence to older persons.

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Our Mission

The University of Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center is one of fourteen Centers throughout the United States funded by the National Institute on Aging. The Pepper Center promotes independence among older Americans by optimizing balance and mobility and reducing injurious falls through disciplined inquiry and translational research. We train young investigators from multiple disciplines within a vibrant intellectual and collaborative environment and serve as a resource and partner to other investigators, institutions, and the public. We strive to increase scientific knowledge that will lead to better ways to maintain or restore independence to older persons.

WHAT WE DO

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Leadership

The Pepper Center is comprised of various Cores led by physicians and researchers. Through multidisciplinary collaboration, the Pepper Center leadership staff constitutes experts across departments within the University.

Pepper Scholars

The Pepper Center promotes the development of new investigators through a multilevel progressive training program including career development activities, education and training opportunities, and support for pilot research. 

Pepper Research Network on Aging

The mission of the Pepper Research Network on Aging is to promote and foster inclusion of older adults living in the community and across the continuum of care in University of Pittsburgh research studies.

Core Descriptions

The Pepper Center is comprised of six Cores. The Cores work closely with leading research groups in aging and other relevant disciplines throughout the University of Pittsburgh, and with research groups both nationally and internationally.

Get Involved

Are you or someone you know over the age of 60, still living independently, and interested in participating in age-related research? You or they may be eligible to enroll in the Pepper Center Research Registry for older adults.

Upcoming Events

      Pepper Seminar
    March 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Spotlight

Visit our Spotlight that periodically features ongoing or completed studies from Pepper Center investigators.

Publications

Visit our Publications page for details on completed studies by Pepper investigators.

Resources

Resources for investigators, including expertise and assistance with study design and implementation.

Contact Us

University of Pittsburgh
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1110
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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