Huffington Center on Aging

Geriatrics Research


Medical students may choose from a variety of clinical research topics. Scholarship funding is available to assist with completion of the project and presentations at national meetings. Potential project areas and mentors include:

Aimee Garcia, M.D. (VA) - Wound care

Joel Salazar, M.D. (VA) - Polypharmacy

Ursula Braun, M.D. (VA) - Palliative Care

George Taffet, M.D. (Houston Methodist Hospital) - Cardiovascular aging

Kathryn Agarwal, M.D. (Houston Methodist Hospital) - Delirium 

Angela Catic, M.D. (VA) - Cognitive impairment

Aanand Naik, M.D. (VA) - Multimorbidity, Behavioral Interventions

Anita Major, M.D. (Harris Health) - Home based primary care

Basic research opportunities are also available through the Huffington Center of Aging. Faculty mentors are available.