Devoted to the study of aging
From the director
Hui Zheng, Ph.D., director of the Huffington Center on Aging is also a professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. Dr. Zheng is the third director to lead the center since its inception in 1984. Read a message from the director or more about Dr. Zheng.
One of the premier centers on aging in the world, the Huffington Center on Aging was formed in 1988.
It was formed by the generosity of the late Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington, Houston philanthropists who foresaw the need for an academic entity devoted to studying aging, providing care for older people, and teaching future health professionals and researchers about geriatrics and gerontology.
Huffington Health Forum
On April 3, 2013, the annual Huffington Health Forum was held at River Oaks Country Club. William T. Butler, M.D., chancellor emeritus, was honored for his role in establishing a program in aging that led to the HCOA being founded in 1988.
More than 200 people heard Drs. Bob Roush and Mark Kunik talk on the aging brain and how mild cognitive impairment can place some seniors at much higher risk of financial exploitation.
Other speakers were George Taffet, M.D., professor and chief of geriatrics at BCM, on the role of inflammation and aging, and Neal Pellis, Ph.D., director of the Division of Space Life Sciences at the Universities Space Research Association, who presented on advances in medicine that have resulted from the space program.
HCOA Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Please join us for The Crystal Ball celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Huffington Center on Aging. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at the River Oaks Country Club.
For more information, please call Diana Fincher at 713-798-3837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.