HCOA's Mission and Vision

The Huffington Center On Aging's mission is to advance the quality of late life through exemplary research, education, patient care, and community outreach. Our vision is to add life to years, not just years to life. See our about us page for more information about the center. 

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News and Events

The Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Oct. 17 with a special address from author and digital news visionary Arianna Huffington offering both advise and wisdom. See link for highlights.

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Recent Honors

See a list of recent featured Huffington Center on Aging awards, honors, and publications.

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Distinguished Lectures and Seminars

The Roy M. Huffington Distinguished Lecture series includes lecturers selected for their ingenious and unparalleled contributions to the field of aging and age-related diseases and are invited to share their discoveries with Baylor College of Medicine faculty and trainees.

The Biology of Aging Seminar sponsors a weekly seminar and journal club hosting distinguished speakers in aging and pathophysiology of aging-related diseases.

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Palmer Foundation Fellowship Award

The Palmar Foundation has selected Mariam Ahmed as an award recipient in Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The goal of this fellowship program is to create the next-generation of academic leaders in gerontological education, research and geriatric clinical care. The fellowship program is one of the largest and strongest in the country.

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Gardening provides health benefits

As the summer heat approaches, it may be tempting to stay inside. However, gardening can help boost your physical and mental health – no matter your age. Watch this video as Dr. Angela Catic, assistant professor at the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine, explains how gardening can benefit seniors at any mobility level.

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Doctors are going beyond hospital walls to care for patients

The House calls program is bringing doctors and medical student to the homes of patients. Read more.