OAIC Pepper Centers

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OAIC Member Pepper Centers

OAIC National Coordinating Center
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

  • Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., Director  

  • About
    The goal of the OAIC program is to increase scientific knowledge that allows older adults to maintain or restore their independence.

    The NIA supports the OAICs to develop and enhance research and education at institutions with strong programs in aging research. This support is critical to address key research problems, technological limitations, and faculty development needs for future generations of appropriately-trained researchers.

    The OAICs are also known as "Pepper Centers" - so named to honor the late Senator Claude D. Pepper who championed the effort to create these centers of excellence.