Welcome to the UCSF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Established in 2013, the UCSF Pepper Center focuses on disability in older persons: we want to learn more about what leads to disability, how to prevent disability, and how to ameliorate its impact on patients and caregivers. We are particularly interested in the needs of the most vulnerable elders, whether vulnerable because of complex medical circumstances or because of adverse social circumstances.
Our Center supports researchers who share our passion for improving the well being of older persons. We view our resources as venture capital that will catalyze the careers and research paths of investigators who will do cutting edge research that advances the care, health, and wellbeing of older persons, both within the UCSF community and nationally.
Our Center is organized into five cores that help us operate efficiently and provide financial support and technical expertise to researchers who are conducting research on disability. Each core specializes in a different area of support; click to read more about the services provided.
To learn more about the UCSF Pepper Center, please contact Pepper Center Coordinator, Sarah Garrigues