Pepper Scholars


One of the primary missions of the Pepper Center is to educate and train new investigators in the research on aging and disability, while developing their leadership qualities and roles. The UF OAIC supports a pool of junior and affiliated scholars who are involved in the research of projects in the OAIC cores, and receive direct mentoring from OAIC faculty members. The affiliate scholars serve as a pool for selecting and recruiting the most talented and promising future OAIC Junior Scholars.


Current Pepper Scholars

Investigating the Role of Mitochondria in the Age-Related Decline of Axon Regeneration

Sung Min M Han

Sung Min M Han Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5682

Preventing and Eliminating the Calcium Channel Blocker – Lower Extremity Edema – Loop Diuretic Prescribing Cascade in Older Adults

Scott M Vouri

Scott M Vouri Pharm.D.,Ph.D., BCGP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6299

Brain Tsunamis After Cardiac Arrest and Microcirculatory Failure in Aging Brains

Carolina B Maciel

Carolina B Maciel MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery; Director Of Research, Division Of Neurocritical Care, Critical Care Encephalographer, Division Of Epilepsy
Phone: (352) 273-5550

Impact of Skeletal Muscle and Stem Cell Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Outcomes from Surgical Intervention in Patients with Critical Lamb Ischemia

Terence Ryan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (352) 294-1700