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.
Your skills, talents, and great ideas can contribute to the growth and development of the Pittsburgh Pepper Center!
The purpose of these pilot grants is to develop novel multidisciplinary research related to aging, balance, mobility and falls that has high potential to lead to independent funding.
AARP and Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh want to hear from you about ways to make our region a better place to live.
The Development of the Caregiver Assisted Transfer Technique (CATT) Instrument study is seeking study participants.
We want to better understand barriers to physical activity.
Share your story. We want to hear from patients, their families and health care workers who are 18 years and older to learn more about how the coronavirus is impacting you.
Healthy Aging and Research: Presented by Maddie Rigatti
Please consider participating in the Engage Study to help researchers at UNC learn more about assisted living care and resources.
Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®) 2020 is now offering a bonus award of up to $25,000 for ideas that impact aspects of health related to an epidemic or pandemic
Applications will continue to be accepted for any innovative solution to a challenging health problem, from any discipline and on any topic that impacts health.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed “business as usual” for scientists overnight.
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their own health during the coronavirus pandemic or to share what it is like being ill with coronavirus, and/or caring for a loved one who is ill.
The Jewish Healthcare Foundation, together with Health Careers Futures, is now accepting applications for the 2020 Patient Safety Fellowship.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is coordinating research from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC to plan and efficiently implement studies related to COVID-19.
We encourage proposals from any discipline and on any topic that impacts health.
How old you you? How old do you feel? Accomplished scientific researcher Aditi Gurkar shares the latest findings in aging research.
The Pittsburgh metro area has been identified as one of the best markets in the country for people who work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Pepper Center RFA Extension – Change in Pepper Pilot Due Date
The Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain (MCP) Study – For People with Chronic Pain Using Medical Marijuana
The Effect of Brain Stimulation on Bladder Function
Aging is associated with complex molecular and cellular processes that are poorly understood
Recommendations for Mandatory Influenza Vaccinations for Health Care Personnel From AMDA’s Infection Advisory Subcommittee
The medical profession has been troubled for years by a persistent shortage of doctors who treat the oldest and sickest patients.
The oldest old may be ready to say goodbye. Not everyone is ready for this conversation.
OAIC Aging Initiative Accepting LOIs for 1-year Pilot Project Grants to Address the Impact of MCCs in Older Adults
The AGING Initiative seeks letters of intent for pilot projects designed to facilitate collaborations between HCSRN and OAICs investigators.
A to B is designed to help residents of Allegheny County find transportation options that meet their needs, preferences, and abilities. Simply answer a few questions and A to B will match you to possible transportation options.
The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has updated its pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for adults ≥65 years old.
A University of Pittsburgh researcher was featured in a U.S. Patent & Trademark Office report for patenting a robotic strong arm that can help wheelchair users grab items.
The National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support will train family caregivers and improve care for people with disabilities.
Physician‐assisted suicide (PAS) is a controversial practice, currently legal in nine states and the District of Columbia. No prior study explores the views of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) membership on PAS.
One-year pilot project grants to address the impact of multiple chronic conditions in older adults
The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) is a community of people united by a shared interest in improving research on deprescribing for older adults.
The WORDOUT Community Research Dissemination Challenge will award multiple grants from $3,000 up to $5,000.
Following four out of five lifestyle behaviors can protect against mental decline, even in people with increased genetic risk.
If you are age 50 or better and have a curious mind, join us!
It’s a common complaint: Surgeons don’t help older adults and their families understand the impact of surgery in terms people can understand.
An insider’s tale of making Pittsburgh great for residents of all ages
Inside Senior Planet, the tech-savviest retirement community on earth.
The CRISP (CTSI’s Research Initiative for Special Populations) Pilot Awards are now accepting applications for the 2019 funding cycle.
Researchers want to better understand aging, mobility, and balance by enrolling older adults into the Pepper Center Research Registry.
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study to help researchers understand the impact of sleep on nighttime urine production.
The game’s point is to get participants out of isolation and moving, staving off dementia.
Physiological profile of a 70-year-old male marathoner who ran the event in 2:54:23
Mary Ganguli, professor of psychiatry, epidemiology and neurology in Pitt’s Department of Psychiatry, was recently given the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Please join UPMC and the Division of Geriatric Medicine for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting in Portland.
The Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®) 2019 is seeking your bold solution to an important health problem. We encourage proposals from any discipline and on any topic that impacts health.
The Epigenome Across the Lifespan conference is scheduled for Friday, May 3 at the University of Pittsburgh, University Club from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Registration is required.
The HCSRN-OAICs AGING Initiative seeks pilot project proposals designed to facilitate collaborations between Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) and Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) investigators, particularly early-stage investigators as principal investigators.
Healthy food prescriptions written for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries might lower the risk of costly chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and at the same time lower the costs of care, a new study suggests.
Dr. Toren Finkel discusses the topic of aging and how to recognize aging as a risk factor for multiple diseases, how to increase patient outcomes by modulating the biology of aging, and how certain medications could be used in anti-aging strategies.