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Welcome, Dr. Neugebauer!


Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D.

The Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) is excited to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Chief Scientific Officer, and Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Chair in Aging, Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Neugebauer serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Neugebauer has made significant contributions in the fields of pain research, neuroscience, and neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. In this new role, Dr. Neugebauer will be working with GIA staff on setting strategic priorities that advance the mission and vision of the GIA. Under Dr. Neugebauer’s leadership, we look forward to engaging with colleagues across the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) on collaborative research focused on aging-related health issues, including but not limited to Alzheimer's disease, through innovative research, education, and community outreach. We sincerely thank our colleagues, the TTUHSC, and the Garrison Family for their generous support of all activities.

To learn more about Dr. Neugebauer, visit his Faculty Page. 

The official Announcement.

Congratulations to Dr. Neugebaurer on the recent publication: Editorial: Metabolic Glutamate Receptors and Neurological/Psychiatric Disorders.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

The Diabetes Self-Management Workshops are proven health and wellness workshops that complement provider care for adults with pre-diabetes and diabetes.  Self-management workshops complement clinical care and are evaluated and approved by the CDC. Program info. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops are proven health and wellness workshops that complement provider care for adults with ongoing health conditions.  Program info.

Care Partner Workshop

Care Partner Workshop designed to assist care partners in their role in meeting the needs of their loved one. Program info.

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Click HERE to view all ongoing Research Grants and Outreach Support at the GIA.  


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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Grant Awarded

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded the GIA a continuation grant for programs to encourage adults, who are 55 and older, to volunteer and assist the Lubbock community by using the abilitities, interests and skills they have acquired throughout their life. The program engages seniors in a wide array of community services that help non-profit and community based organizations including health, nutrition, human services, education, community and economic development and public safety. For more information about the program, click RSVP.

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Red Bag Tours

Ruben Gonzales, GIA Brain Bank Director, assists TTUHSC by conducting tours for high school students through the GIA laboratory. The tours give students an opportunity to learn about research. 


In 2019, alone TTUHSC toured over 1,700 high schools students. 


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