Consortium on Aging to hold 4th Annual Symposium on Aging Research

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Aging Better & Healthier

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Symposium on Aging Research, presented by the UTHealth Consortium on Aging.

The full-day conference will be held 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School (1825 Pressler St.). The symposium highlights the ongoing translational aging research at UTHealth and helps to foster the development of emerging technologies.

Thanks to the generous support of the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lectureship, the event is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as parking for the first 100 registrants.

A pair of keynote speakers will present at the symposium, including Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, from the University of North Dakota who will present on “Somatotropic Signaling and Metabolism: Impact on Health and Aging.” The afternoon keynote speaker is Elizabeth Parrish, founder and CEO of BioViva, who will speak on “Creating Longevity and Wellbeing.”

New to the Symposium on Aging Research this year, the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Foundation Endowment will hold a competition for a $10,000 award to support aging research-focused studies by junior faculty investigators at UTHealth. Applicants submitted proposals on aging-related conditions and issues, which will be reviewed by members of the Consortium on Aging Executive Committee. The top three finalists will give a 10-minute presentation at the Annual Symposium on Aging Research, where the audience will vote on the winner.

For a complete list of speakers, agenda, and registration info, visit the event’s website here. For more information, contact James Booker, PhD at or call 713-500-3853.