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Herzstein Foundation Funds Geriatric Research by Junior Faculty

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:17pm

Cameron Jeter, PhD

Nahid Rianon, MD, DrPH

Dr. Jeter

Dr. Rianon

Through a generous gift from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, the Consortium on Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been able to offer pilot grants to junior faculty for the third time since 2011.

Two researchers have been awarded $10,000 grants for separate research projects.

Grants awarded in 2014 are:

Oral Health in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases
AWARD: $10,000
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:  Cameron B. Jeter, PhD, Assistant Professor, UTHealth School of Dentistry                              
COLLABORATORS: June Sadowsky, DDS, MPH, Associate Professor, School of Dentistry
                         Gena Tribble, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Dentistry
                         Erin Furr Stimming, MD, Assistant Professor, UTHealth Medical School
Bone Turnover Status and Its Association with Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) in an Older Diabetic Hispanic Population: A Pilot Study Using the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort
AWARD:  $10,000                                                                                                                PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Nahid Rianon, MD, DrPH, Assistant Professor, Medical School
COLLABORATORS:  Catherine G. Ambrose, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical School
                          Joseph B. McCormick, MD, Professor, School of Public Health                                                            Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD, Professor, School of Public Health  

The goals of the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Geriatric Studies for Junior Faculty program are to integrate geriatrics studies across all the schools of the health science center, increase collaboration and cooperation between school faculties, instill geriatrics studies into all student curriculum, and foster future geriatrics practitioners.