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.
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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