University of PittsburghClaude 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What is the Pittsburgh Pepper?
Presented by Dr. Susan Greenspan, Pittsburgh Pepper Center Director for the 2021 Pepper Seminar Kickoff on Monday, September 20th, 2021, at 8:30am.
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.
Pepper Research Seminar: Craig Seaman, MD
Pepper Research Seminar: Meryl LeBoff, MD
Funding Announcement: 2023 Request for Pilot Study Proposals
On behalf of Drs. Susan Greenspan, Daniel Forman, Aditi Gurkar, and the Pepper Executive Committee, we would like to announce the 2023 Request for Pilot Proposals for the University of Pittsburgh Claude E. Pepper Center.
Special Pepper Seminar Thursday March 24th: Kristen Beavers, PhD, MPH, RD from Wake Forest University
presents in partnership with the Department of Epidemiology at Pitt Special Seminar: “Intervening to Mitigate Weight Loss Associated Bone Loss in Older Adults" Kristen M. Beavers, PhD, MPH, RD Associate Professor Department of Health and Exercise Science Wake Forest...
Funding Announcement: 2022 Request for Pilot Study Proposals
On behalf of Drs. Susan Greenspan, Daniel Forman, Fabrisia Ambrosio, and the Pepper Executive Committee, we would like to announce the 2022 Request for Pilot Proposals for the University of Pittsburgh Claude E. Pepper Center.
Visit our Spotlight that periodically features ongoing or completed studies from Pepper Center investigators.
Visit our Publications page for details on completed studies by Pepper investigators.
Resources for investigators, including expertise and assistance with study design and implementation.
University of Pittsburgh
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1110
Pittsburgh, PA 15213