Two prestigious grants have been awarded to the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to support its research into the biology of aging.
One of the awards, a new grant, establishes a Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at the Barshop Institute — one of 15 such centers nationally.
The other grant renews funding for the Barshop Institute’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Biology of Aging. Only six such centers were funded across the country this year, health science center officials said.
The recently announced grants, both awarded by the National Institute on Aging, total $7 million over a five-year period. The Barshop Institute is the only aging research center in the country to achieve the distinction of having both a Shock Center and a Pepper Center this year, health science center officials said.
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