Scientists and clinicians in the Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies and the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegernerative diseases are strengthening team science at UT Health San Antonio.
Barshop Institute has the national distinction of two NIA-funded centers, a testing site of the NIA-sponsored Interventions Testing Program, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.
Sudha Seshadri, MD, founding director of the Biggs Institute and principal investigator of the National Institute of Aging Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project.
UT Health San Antonio partners with the San Antonio GRECC at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital to initiate clinical research trials to further advanced knowledge of age-related diseases and provide preventive solutions.
The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio™, broke ground Oct. 17 on a new location for the Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, one of the world’s premier aging research institutes.
By poring over data from hundreds of thousands of patients, a worldwide team that included Sudha Seshadri, M.D., of UT Health San Antonio, found that psychiatric disorders share a great deal of common genetic variant risk.
Today, 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, which costs the nation $277 billion a year. Nearly one-third of our seniors die with a form of dementia, and every 65 seconds, someone in our great nation develops Alzheimer’s.