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 contributions to the field of aging and age-related diseases and are invited to share their discoveries with BCM 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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Alzheimer's Walk Story

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, The Huffington Center on Aging hosted a successful walk for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Houston community.   Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) was the #3 team in Houston!   Thanks to almost 100 registered walkers and Dr. Mark Kunik taking the lead, we were able to raise $47,518 for the Alzheimer’s Association.   Way to go, Baylor walkers, you are making BCM proud in serving our community!

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Baylor earns C. Everett Koop National Health Award

The Health Project presents this award to organizations in recognition of outstanding health promotion and improvement programs. Baylor College of Medicine has been selected as a winner of the C. Everett Koop National Health Award in 2019 for its workplace health promotion program, BCM BeWell.

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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.