Consortium on Aging

Ways You Can Give

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TOGETHER, we will be the leading institute promoting healthy and meaningful aging.

The Consortium on Aging was established in 2009 with seed monies committed by UTHealth in response to the imperatives of the aging population. Continuing support comes from competitive grants and private philanthropy.

Donors are vital to the establishment and progression of geriatric care and education programs and to the research efforts that will build our body of knowledge and allow us to establish new models of care.

We need your support for:

  • Endowed chairs in gerontology and geriatrics at any of the UTHealth Schools

  • Pilot grants for young scientists pursuing geriatric and gerontological research

  • Scholarships for medical, nursing, dental, and public health students who wish to pursue careers in caring for older adults

  • Fellowships for post-residency physicians and practicing physicians to spend one to three years focusing on geriatric care and research

  • Scholarships for practicing nurses who decide to pursue advanced degrees as gerontological nurse practitioners

  • Patient care programs

  • Training programs for healthcare providers and community service providers who work with older adults

  • Caregiver education and training programs

  • Care programs for abused and neglected elders

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Consortium on Aging. If you would like to learn more about ways in which you can contribute, please contact:

James Hughes
Executive Director of Development

You may also use this Donor Form to make a gift to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and designate your gift to the Consortium on Aging.

If you would like to learn more about gift and estate planning that will benefit the Consortium on Aging, please contact Shirley Druggan at 713.724.7134 or

In addition to monetary contributions, the Consortium on Aging also welcomes your contribution of time. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Lynn Stark Cutrer, Volunteer Coordinator, at 832.325.7650 or