South Texas Aging Registry & Repository (STARR)

Purpose of this Study

The purpose of the South Texas Aging Registry and Repository (STARR) is to collect health information, blood and specimens to store for future research purposes. We want to learn more about how to improve the health and quality of life of older adults. We are also working to learn how genes affect the way a person ages or how aging influences genes and the cells they affect.

You may qualify if:

  • Age 18 +

You may NOT qualify if:

  • Live in a nursing home or assisted living
  • Are currently pregnant

Duration of the Study:

This is 1 visit study with additional optional visits.

Study Procedures:

  • Demographics
  • Vital signs
  • Blood draw

Optional Procedures:

  • Medical history
  • Genetic blood draw
  • Physical assessment
  • Questionnaires
  • Skin sample
  • Fat sample

Study Location:

UT Medical Arts and Research Center (UT MARC)
8300 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229


Visit 1: No compensation for blood draw, vital signs, and demographics
Optional Visit: $25 for skin sample; up to $140 for fat sample

Principal Investigator:

Nicolas Musi, MD
Polly Noël-Hitchcock, PhD

Contact Us

For more information or to volunteer in a study:

  • Call (210) 450-3333
  • If you prefer that we contact you, please fill out the form below.
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