The Research Day on Aging and Health
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum | Friday, May 12, 2023
The Benjamin Leon Center for Geriatric Research and Education and the College of Medicine held a full-day seminar discussing and exploring ways of improving the quality of life for older adults.
The Research Day on Aging and Health Agenda
|8:30 a.m.||Registration and welcome breakfast|
|9 a.m.||Introductory Remarks|
|9:20 a.m.||Addressing the Gap between Healthy Aging and Dementia Prevention|
|9:40 a.m.||Multifaceted Hypertension Program in a Large Health System Serving Medicare|
|10:00 a.m.||Differential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Excess Mortality and Life Expectancy Loss within the Hispanic Population|
|11 a.m.||Biological Research Priorities for Physical Frailty|
|Noon||Lunch is served|
|12:30 p.m.||Poster set-up|
|12:50 p.m.||Poster Session|
|1:20 p.m.||1FloridADRC Overview, Neuroimaging Web Services Interface, and Opportunities for Investigators and Study Participants|
|2 p.m.||Long-Term Health Impacts of 9/11: Consequences of Exposure over Physiological Aging|
|2:20 p.m.||Exercise Interventions to Prevent Physical Decline in Older Adults|
|2:40 p.m.||Cognitive Function, Sleep, and the Gut Microbiome|
|3 p.m.||Reception and Poster Award Ceremony|
|3 p.m.||Poster Session|
|3:40 p.m.||Award Ceremony|
About Benjamin Leon Center
The Benjamin Leon Center for Geriatric Research & Education is committed to developing and implementing novel approaches to advance and promote active aging, frailty prevention, and health care delivery to older adults in primary clinical care and community settings through translational epidemiology research and geriatrics and gerontology education. The Center, housed in the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, was established thanks to a generous gift from the Benjamin Leon Jr. Family and Leon Medical Centers.
Committed to Making a Difference
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine's leap in rankings for federally funded research confirms our commitment to translational research and attracting top scientists.
FIU College of Medicine ranks No. 107 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, up 16 spots from the previous year.
In 2022, the medical school nearly doubled NIH funding from $5.4 million to $9.99 million, the second-highest percentage increase in funding nationwide.
Among public medical schools, FIU College of Medicine ranks No. 68 in NIH funding.
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