Garrison Institute on Aging
The Garrison Institute on Aging is a unique organization whose mission is to promote healthy aging through cutting-edge research in aging-related health issues, including Alzheimer's disease, as well as through innovative educational and community outreach programs that target students, clinicians, researchers, health care professionals, and the public.
The vision of the institute is to become nationally and internationally recognized as a center of excellence for the creation and application of new knowledge about healthy aging through research, innovative interdisciplinary education and collaborative community outreach efforts.
In 1999, TTUHSC leadership identified aging as a strategic priority for the 21st Century. The Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Institute for Healthy Aging which was renamed in February 2005, in honor of Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison.
GIA advances and disseminates knowledge about healthy aging and aging related health issues, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, through basic and translational research. GIA houses a newly created behavioral testing and electrophysiology facility, molecular biology laboratories, brain bank, and a longitudinal epidemiological data base on aging in a multiethnic adult sample from rural communities of West Texas (Project FRONTIER).
Aging-related nervous system dysfunctions represent a major health care problem in this country and worldwide. The better understanding of disease mechanisms is needed to develop novel and improved diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. GIA provides the infrastructure and expertise for collaborative efforts of basic scientists and clinicians from various disciplines and specialties in the area of aging-related and neurodegenerative disorders.
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Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D. (Learn more about Dr. Neugebauer) Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Garrison Institute on Aging Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Chair in Aging Professor and Chair, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Director Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics Giles C. McCray Endowed Chair in Addiction Medicine
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