Benjamin Leon Center for Geriatric Research & Education

The Benjamin Leon Center for Geriatric Research and Education at Florida International University was established thanks to a very generous gift to the University from the Benjamin Leon Jr. Family and Leon Medical Centers, a leading healthcare services provider to Medicare and dual eligible patients in South Florida. The gift is among the largest contributions ever made by a Cuban-American family to a U.S. University.

The Benjamin Leon Center for Geriatric Research and Education at Florida International University is committed to the development and implementation of novel approaches to advance active aging promotion, frailty prevention, and healthcare delivery to older adults in the primary clinical care and community settings through translational epidemiology research and Geriatrics and Gerontology education.

The Benjamin Leon Center for Geriatric Research and Education at Florida International University is housed in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and is directed by Paulo Chaves, M.D., Ph.D., a geriatrician and clinical epidemiologist who holds the Leon Medical Centers Endowed Scholar Chair in Geriatrics.