Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Huffington Center on Aging was established in 1988 through a generous gift from the late Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington with the mission to improve the quality of lives of people as they age, through programs of research, education and patient care.

This year marks the center’s 25th anniversary and this guiding principle remains true to this day.

On the research front, we have significantly expanded the breadth and depth of our research effort by recruiting outstanding faculty to the center and by reaching out to scientists with interest in aging and age-related diseases at Baylor College of Medicine and in the Texas Medical Center. At the educational level, we have trained countless research and clinical fellows through the Biology of Aging training grant, the Center of Excellence in Geriatrics and other programs. Under the clinical leadership of Dr. George Taffet, our dedicated physicians have been providing superior services to senior citizens throughout the city of Houston.

The past three plus years of directorship has been a rewarding experience for me because I have been blessed to have the unwavering support from the center’s faculty, staff and trainees. Our responsibility is more important than ever as we face an unprecedented explosion of the aging population along with age-associated conditions and diseases.

I am confident that we can work together to continue expand the HCOA’s legacy and fulfill the center’s multiple missions.

My door will always be open, so will my ears.