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UCLA Older Americans Independence Center (Pepper Center)

Introduction and Overview

The UCLA Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) is designed to promote the independence of older persons by providing support for research to develop and test clinical interventions, and for core laboratories in the basic sciences. An equally important component of the UCLA OAIC's mission is training future leaders in aging research. The Center projects emphasize a theme of motivating elders to implement and maintain prescribed intervention procedures to maximize independence.

The disciplines of medicine, nursing, public and allied health, social welfare and dentistry are involved in the research projects; center-wide support components include the leadership core, the research development core, the research resource cores, and the dissemination core. The UCLA Pepper Center draws from the available resources of the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine with its wide range of community and institutional affiliations.

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