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NIA grant supports examination of aging factors Raymond Palmer, Ph.D.

December 2002

The National Institute on Aging awarded Raymond Palmer, Ph.D., a five-year, $500,000 grant to determine why some people suffer the debilitating effects of aging more than others.

Dr. Palmer is an assistant professor in family and community medicine. He will analyze data from local and national aging studies to determine which behavioral, social and environmental factors determine age-related function and decline.

"The ultimate goal of this work is to increase our understanding of the aging process so that we might improve the quality of late life and reduce the health care costs associated with aging," Dr. Palmer said.

He is collaborating with a number of researchers at the Health Science Center and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.


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