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Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAIC)

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. - Dalane W. Kitzman, MD, Director

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Dr. Jack Rowe, President of the IAGG Extols the Virtues of a Pepper Center Symposium Focused on Resilience!


Left to right: Daniel Belsky, PhD - Duke Pepper Center presenter, Stephanie Studenski, M.D., NIA - presenter, Jack Rowe, M.D. IAGG President, Cathleen Colon-Eméric , MD - Duke Pepper Center session Co-Chair, Heather Whitson, MD - Duke Pepper Center session Co-Chair, Karen Bandeen Roche, Ph.D. - Johns Hopkins Pepper Center - session Discussant, Kenneth Manning, MS, Durham VAMC - presenter, Janet Bettger, SCD, Duke Pepper Center presenter.

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