Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center


The goal of the University of Pittsburgh Pepper Center is to increase scientific knowledge that will lead to better ways to maintain or restore independence to older persons. We strive to promote this independence by optimizing balance and mobility and reducing injurious falls through disciplined inquiry and translational research. We train young investigators from multiple disciplines within a vibrant intellectual and collaborative environment and serve as a resource and partner to other investigators, institutions, and the public.


The Pepper Center will periodically announce calls for pilot applications and is now accepting applications for Fall 2017, which are due Nov 6, 2017. Click here to read the announcement and download the application form.

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Pepper Research Registry

This is an endeavor designed to engage the community in research focused on balance and mobility. We hope to improve function and independence in all of us as we grow older. A variety of studies use the Pepper Research Registry to recruit research participants for studies balance and mobility in people age 60 and older. For more information, please see our website or contact Dr. Steven Albert.

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