South Texas Aging Registry & Repository (STARR)
Purpose of this Study
The South Texas Aging Registry and Repository (STARR) purpose 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 how 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 facility.
- Are currently pregnant
Duration of the Study:
This is a 1 visit study with additional optional visits.
- Vital signs
- Blood draw
- Medical history
- Genetic blood draw
- Physical assessment
- Skin sample
- Fat sample
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
Nicolas Musi, MD
Polly Noël-Hitchcock, PhD
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.