TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging Receives Award

Texas Health and Human Services Announces Innovators in Aging Award Recipients

Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging received a 2019 Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Innovators in Aging award for its initiative to enhance healthy aging. The Garrison Institute on Aging focuses on research in age-related health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease through education and community outreach programs.

The Innovators in Aging Award recognizes individuals and organizations that are positively impacting the lives of older Texas residents. Award recipients work to improve the quality of life for the growing population of seniors in Texas.

The Garrison Institute on Aging is headed by Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D., and conducts research, education and community outreach for collaborations to create initiatives. Their vision is to create collaborative initiatives related to healthy aging and aging-related disorders and educate the public through their research.

“I am very proud that the Garrison Institute on Aging at TTUHSC received one of the 2019 Innovators in Aging awards from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC),” Neugebauer said. “Our Community Outreach Team headed by Annette Boles is doing a wonderful job providing education and support for the elderly and their caregivers through various innovative activities such as Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Healthy Aging Lecture Series, Care Partner Academy, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Healthy Lubbock.”

Texas HHS Services recognizes organizations which are proactive in creating initiatives and help seniors stay connected, informed and healthy.

“These wonderful initiatives serve the mission of Garrison Institute on Aging to improve healthy aging and aging-related disorders through research, education and community outreach,” Neugebauer said.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

TTUHSC

Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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